$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Transylvanian Baked Goods at Ovy Bakery ($30 Total Value)

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Transylvanian Baked Goods ($30 Total Value)

Sample the sweets of Transylvania, such as the amandina, a chocolate sponge cake soaked in rum and topped with chocolate buttercream and fondant ($3.50), or the dobos's yellow sponge cake in a rich chocolate cream covered with nuts and caramel ($3). See the full menu for more options.

Ovy Bakery

Though the phrase Tranyslvanian bakery might conjure up images of a pale, fanged man leaning over a bowl of blood pudding, the baked goods at Ovy Bakery aren't sinister, just sinful. As a child, head baker Ovidiu "Ovy" Pop learned the sweeter side of his homeland's history by learning how to bake the region's iconic sweets under the tutelage of his mother. She taught him how to create the fluffy layers of creme, the moist layers of sponge cake, and the light pastry puffs that serve as the building blocks for most of his desserts. After honing his skills at Kendall College culinary school and at Michelin-rated bakeries in Chicago, he decided to bring the desserts from his homeland to Skokie. He now spends all of his time making his favorite Romanian sweets, such as the spumoasa, which alternates layers of puff pastry with strawberry-foam cream, and an orange diplomat creme rolled in yellow sponge cake and topped with orange whipped cream. Like a brewery's repairman, many of Ovy's desserts come soaked in liquor––such as the amandina's rum-infused chocolate sponge cake––adding a hint of indulgence to the decadent treats.

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    Skokie

    3455 Dempster Street

    Skokie, Illinois 60076

    847-675-7715

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In a Nutshell

Transylvanian desserts such as savarina—a rich yeast cake sandwiched around a layer of whipped cream with rum syrup and raspberry sauce

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Small treats such as cupcakes, magazine subscriptions, and deli punch cards