Published November 20, 2012
The New Dessert Bar in Lincoln Park
As desserts go, a classic.
As martinis go, a total mystery.
So we present The Solstice
, a new dessert bar and the latest addition in your arsenal of handy
little date places, now open in Lincoln Park.
We know you generally steer clear of places where yellow marshmallow Peeps are considered acceptable
cocktail garnishment. But if there were ever a place making unabashed overtures to be your after-dinner,
post-movie, pre-roaring-fire nightcap spot, it’s this.
Consider the intimate scale, those
silvery light fixtures, the shimmery mirrored bar
and the crushed-velvet chairs. Then just consider all
the rowdy college bars on this stretch that are your alternative. So, yes. You’re making the right
Your dessert comes in either solid or liquid form. Solid includes chocolate
mousses, raspberry emulsions, crispy pralines, truffle cakes
and meringues, all imported from a Viennese
bakery in Lake Forest. The liquid options include key lime pie martinis with a graham cracker rim and red
velvet martinis with a cream-cheese-and-cake-crumb rim. Each was designed by a certified pastry chef... but
shaken by a certified bartender.
Now, if for some reason you feel more comfortable making small talk and suggestive eyebrow movements over a
classic like a tawny port or an Irish stout, that’s perfectly fine, too.
But you probably already knew that.