Perfectly Crafted Pastries at Session Kitchen!!!


Session-110113-6 (2) Huge murals, contemporary art pieces, and lighting fixtures that wash the whole scene in multi-colored pulsing light – Session Kitchen delivers ambience in spades.  But the star of the show here isn’t the space, it is the food.  Everything I tried here was amazing – the brie corn bread with kombucha hot sauce, the fried green tomato parmesan, the loaded avocado.  I would gladly order them again.  But for me, as a lover of all things sweet, pastry chef, Levi Kuettel’s creations could not be better.

bisc                  On a recent Sunday, I was treated to a brunch at Session.  I began with the biscuit.  How something so seemingly simple could become a major standout of a menu of this caliber is a testament to Kuettel’s talent.  Flaky, subtly buttery, soft on the inside and not one iota dry, they are delicious as-is or spread with butter and drizzled with house made jam.  It would be a sin to dine here without trying one.

The pastry du jour on the day I stopped in was an elegant Danish with brie, poppy seed paste, and blackberry compote, finished with a cream cheese glaze.  If the only kind of Danish you’ve had is the sad, floppy piece of pastry with a sickeningly sweet cream cheese center, forget everything you know.  This is galaxies apart.  Sweet, savory, sophisticated, yet accessible – I dare you not to be wowed.


The consummate brunch dessert, Kuettel’s cronuts – think croissant donut – are so good that they literally brought tears to my eyes and snatched the words out of my mouth.  They come out as a pair drenched in the sauce-like chocolate or vanilla cream cheese frosting.  Take your pick or eat both.  It’s hard to share something this good.

Session Kitchen has it all – location (South Pearl in the old Izakaya Den,) atmosphere, and most importantly, creative, well-executed food.  A feast for the senses, you can have a great meal and indulge your sweet tooth all while soaking up the genuinely cool vibe.  Session is open for brunch Friday through Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm.   Happy hour is from 3 pm – 6 pm and dinner nightly is served from 5 pm to close.


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