While receiving one’s just deserts can be unpleasant, eating a meal of just desserts is the only way to consume the FDA's recommended daily allowance of frosting. Meet your mouthwatering nutritional needs with today's Groupon: for $17, you get a dessert dining experience for two (up to a $38 value) at Candybar. The experience includes:
- Two desserts (up to a $20 value)
- Two cocktails (up to an $18 value)
Chef Cathleen Li sculpts the dessert menu's rotating selection by hand and pairs the sweets with spirited drinks from the cocktail menu. Each member of the dining duo nabs a cocktail and a dessert for a foray into the restaurant's rich flavors, intriguing presentations, and sweet tooth parades. Slices of chocolate financier cake fill forks with frozen bavarian cream, cranberry sauce, almonds, and Breton crumbles; peanut butter and jelly gets a modern twist in the Peanut Butter Jelly Time!, which melds peanut butter cream, blackberries, salted candied peanuts, and chocolate tart. Glasses of sparkling wine swirl with fruit syrups to create concoctions such as the Blood Orange cocktail and Mango Tango bellini. Diners can relax in the candlelit lounge or grab a board game from the shelf to buy more sweets with stashes of Monopoly money.
Of all the hooting and victory dancing coming from the group in the corner booth, only half of the commotion is a result of the game of Sorry! the group is immersed in. The other half occurs during breaks in the action when the competitors dig into the decadent morsels in front of them—desserts forged from ingredients such as rum mascarpone cream and homemade marshmallow. Evenings of spirited merrymaking capped with sweet treats are standard at Candybar, where seasoned pastry chef Cathleen Li handcrafts a rotating menu of cakes, ice creams, and sorbets.
To complement Li’s signature desserts, mixologists further tantalize taste buds with inventive cocktails, such as the strawberry kiss. Throughout the candlelit dining room, minimalist bulbs dangle from ceiling tracks, casting dancing shadows across plush red couches, black-and-white damask poufs, and contemporary artwork. A collection of board games infuses the dessert lounge’s chic atmosphere with a touch of whimsy and encourages good-natured rivalries between friends or high-stakes games to determine who gets the last bite of the ice-cream sundae.
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