Monday, February 27, 2012

A few delicious menu items....

Even though it's still cold outside, we've been getting some great winter produce, and wanted to showcase some of our recent menu items on the blog!

This is a recent entrée from our menu - braised and roasted pork with spinach and sunchoke.

This is the smoked duck "ham" first course served with frisée, white beans, citrus and avocado. Duck "ham" is duck meat, cured and smoked in the same way that you would to make ham out of pork meat. Here, the duck is shaved thinly over a bed of frisée.

A selection of cold water oysters on ice - Shigoku and Kumamoto from Washington State. Shigoku means 'ultimate' in Japanese, and these oysters have a clean, almost sweet finish with a hint of melon and cucumber. In general, Kumamoto oysters are slightly smaller, but also have a fruity flavor.

One of our smaller plates - some beautiful purple cabbage with potato confit, rye croutons, bacon and green onions with a mustard vinaigrette.

Check out our most recent menu online here, and come try some of the dishes in person! We'll be posting more updates with other menu items soon - so keep an eye out for those!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cakes Blog is Back!

February 12, 2012

After a brief hiatus from our blog posts, we are back with the final picts from our construction adventure and some recent food shots. We will start posting weekly updates on menu changes and other tidbits so stay tuned!

It took a year of hard work and planning, but we moved into our new location at 151, 153 and 155 Sycamore in August of 2011 and we love our new space. The bakery next door (blue storefront) is open all day and serves delicious Counter Culture Coffee, pastries, desserts and a delicious lunch.

This is our bakery...the stools are from Ebay and the chairs from the Scott Antique Market, and the butcher block tables we purchased from the former Dynamic Dish. Although we loved picking everything out, we're glad it's finished!

Here's the inside of Cakes & Ale. Notice anything from the old space? We moved the farm table, chairs, lights, and bar stools and even the old booths and tables! The bar shelving got a nice new update to showcase our vintage cocktail glass collection. Possibly our favorite part of the new space is the patio. It sits on Church Street and reminds us of sidewalk dining in some of our favorite cities. The patio is open all day and is the perfect place for a cappuccino.
A few food photos:

scallops with cracked wheat

Burratta with eggplant, peppers, beans and pesto

Delicious lunch salad by David Sweeney

Cafe au lait (served in a bowl!) with an almond croissant

If you haven't visited, come check us out!