Candybar for Brunch

1.jpgA few weeks ago, when I celebrated my birthday at Candybar (1335 Fulton Street), we noticed that the dessert lounge would be starting a new Sunday brunch service beginning at 10 a.m. on November 30 (normally, the place doesn't open until 6 p.m.). We endeavored to become the first brunch guests and succeeded with generous slabs of Acme vanilla french toast with persimmon syrup and candied persimmons and a delicate Pink Lady apple salad with Point Reyes blue cheese, hazelnuts and heavenly burnt honey vinaigrette.

The evening dessert menu changes monthly, but it was explained to us that the brunch selection will change every Sunday, the end result of a Saturday trip to the Farmer's Market followed by a brainstorm session. While we hope Candybar will rotate a few more sweets (from the evening menu or otherwise) into the brunch, it was a satisfying (and affordable) meal--and one that didn't keep us jacked up on sugar all night long. --Tamara Palmer

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