Glaze, the Japanese-inspired bakery opened recently in Congress Park, is offering a special weekend treat in honor of the city of Boston: the Boston Cream Mini. With the goal of lending a helping hand after the tragic events that took place in Boston this week, Glaze combined an original mini cake with pastry cream filling and a Belgian chocolate ganache to create the Boston Cream Mini, a cake available starting at noon on Saturday for $15. All proceeds from the sales of these cakes will be donated to The One Fund Boston. Glaze will also donate all tips received this weekend and will match the amounts received in tips.
The bakery, located at 1160 Madison Street, is open until 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 12 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
The Squeaky Bean, the restaurant that chef Max MacKissock helms in the historic Saddlery Building in LoDo, is officially launching brunch. Starting on Sunday, April 21 and every Sunday thereafter, the Bean will offer guests a menu full of interpretations of classic brunch favorites.
There are five sections on the menu: Snacks to share at the table, Eggs & Stuff, including sweet and savory breakfast-inspired treats, Salads & Sandwiches, more fitting for mid-morning and lunch, Sides, that serve as good additions to other menu items, and Caffeine, a short and self-explanatory section. Dishes are thoughtful and well-balanced, if a tad more conservative than what guests are accustomed to on the the restaurant's dinner menu. The Benedict, Cobb Salad, and side of grits are not to be missed. Click on the menu to for a larger version.
On Sunday, April 21, Denver chef Daniel Asher of Linger and RootDown is making a Boulder pitstop at the Kitchen [Upstairs] to take over the stoves for one night only. For several months, the Kitchen [Upstairs] has hosted a monthly Community Chef Night where guest chefs are invited to take over the Kitchen [Upstairs] for Sunday night service. In previous months, Kelly Whitaker of Basta, Max MacKissock of the Squeaky Bean, and Mune Taira of Amu participated.
Tomorrow, starting at 4:30 p.m. and until close, chef Asher will share a selection of his seasonal favorites with wine, beer, and cocktail recommendations from The Kitchen [Upstairs]. Reservations are not required.
· The 38 Essential Denver Restaurants, April Edition [EDen]
· Glaze Baum Cake Shoppe Opened Its Doors in Congress Park [EDen]
· Matthew Thompson on Life on the Sweet Side of the Kitchen [EDen]
· The French Press: Restaurants Use It for Soups and Cocktails [EDen]