We also visited babycakes again and this time I got some inside shots for Jo and anyone else who is interested, the white writing means gluten free:
This time I got the chocolate crumb cake and maple glazed donut. I've never had a maple glazed donut before so have nothing to compare it to, but maple glaze and donuts are made for each other. I loved the donut but found that once again I could barely finish the chocolate cake. It was too sweet particularly after eating a donut. The texture was a bit like a brownie. I've been surprised by babycakes, i've heard mixed reviews but have really enjoyed everything I have tasted, it's just been a case of not being able to finish too many sugary things. I also got an agave lemonade which was refreshing
For dinner, we had booked to go to pure food and wine but arrived at the time of our booking and discovered that they had been closed down by the health department 40 minutes prior to our booking:
So we booked to go to candle 79. I discovered when we arrived that they have a gluten free menu, i've noticed a few places here that do that instead of marking what is gluten free they have a separate menu:
We were served some complimentary sushi:
For entree: I ordered the smoked hummus with gluten free crackers, olives and roasted garlic. I have to admit that I chose this because I felt myself getting sick and thought the garlic might help but it was actually really really delicious. I've tried to make smoked dips before they have never come close to tasting as good as this. The garlic, dip and roasted pepper paired so well together too.
Toby ordered the tempeh tamale which comes with watermelon salsa and rice. Toby thought this was a bit underwhelming and was disappointed that it was a rice dish instead of corn based.
I ordered the bail pinenut tofu which was served with lentils, and quinoa-vegetables. The basil pineut pesto was amazing and I really loved my dish.
Toby was a bit disappointed that we paid so much money and there was a few issues with the service, he ordered chai and they didn't bring out any sweetener or soymilk, and so he had to try to grab the waiters attention and then he did bring it out but they forgot to bring a teaspoon. Toby gave up and ended up using the back of the fork to stir it. It was a shame because the rest of the service was excellent.