Flourish: nostalgia on a plate

I’ll admit, I like my desserts simple. I don’t know a sugar craving that can’t be sated with cupcakes, ice cream or a nice hunk of quality chocolate, and dessert plates that come prettied up with smudges of sauce usually leave me feeling grumpy. So, I was more than excited to try out Flourish, the new bakery/cafe near the Bryn Mawr Red Line stop in Edgewater.

Decked out with pastel walls and vintage mixers, Flourish was inspired by the owner’s mom and her homemade, Midwestern recipes. I stopped in this week and dutifully ate dinner before giving in to dessert; the Pilgrim Turkey Wrap (turkey, sausage stuffing, cranberry chutney, and sweet potato puree) and the macaroni, pea and pearl onion salad were both yummy and spot-on mom classics.

The desserts, though, were awesome – fluffy vanilla cake under mountains of pastel frosting, peanut-butter rice krispie treats topped with chocolate, sweet carrot cake and dense, scrumptious muffins. This place may just be my new Sunday-morning brunch/bread spot.

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