Nightcap finally has an opening date for the dessert bar: Tuesday, January 12. Run by owner Christin Rowan, the Clarksville restaurant and bar will focus on all things sweet, including cheekily-named drinks, boozy milkshakes, and both classic and signature cocktails. Executive chef Drew Dunston from the shuttered Paggi House is overseeing the kitchen, with Annabelle Turner helming the pastry program. Hours will be from 5 p.m. to midnight, Tuesday through Saturday.
From the dessert side, anticipate cheesecake with bourbon cherries and other plated desserts. On deck is The Teacher’s Pet comes with apple wasabi sherbet with broken ice cream cones, pomegranate apple butter, orange gel, and a mess of fruits. Then there’s the vegan-friendly Elvis Brownie, made with bananas and almonds. Coffee and Doughnuts has cardamom holes and coffee mint gelato. For the sugar-adverse, there is a savory menu too, offering vegetables, focused-cheese plates, fish and other meats. Seasonal bread options will include fennel pretzel.
Rowan announced the project in 2013, but dealt with permitting issues and construction delays. Other boozy dessert purveyors set to open this year include Jodi Elliott’s second Bribery Bakery, complete with a liquor license this time, and Prohibition Creamery with alcoholic ice cream on East 7th Street.