Candle 79

The trip to NYC was for me birthday. So fun. On my actual birthday, I got to have dinner at Candle 79. I had read about this restaurant for years and longed to try it, but had not had the opportunity until now. Oh, it was delicious.

We had a large booth on the second floor, which added to feeling very special.

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Being my birthday, I decided to start with a drink and selected the Reforestation. Although very tasty, the best part  is that a tree is not being planted in my honor. Score!

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For actual food, we started with a live soft cheese plate. I figured it’s the one thing I can never get! I really enjoyed the cheeses over the apple and pear slices. Hubby loved the dates.

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Next we shared a Caesar salad. This one was very different from others I have tried. The greens were hearty, a baby kale, and the dressing was sweet and tangy. A wonderful combination.

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For my entrée, I was thrilled by a wild mushroom-squash risotto and hubby selected the Moroccan spiced chickpea cake. Both were wonderful, but beware the jalapeño on top of the chickpea cake. It is super spicy!

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We were super stuffed, but could not pass the chance at vegan desserts, especially since it was still my birthday. I gorged on the Mexican chocolate brownie and hubby selected the cannoli. Divine!

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Truly a wonderful meal for my birthday. Five cupcakes!

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