Openings and Closings

Apres Dessert Bar should help satisfy Denver's cravings

The Highland area is about to get its own sweet spot: Apres Dessert Bar, an adjunct of Generous Servings, the café/cooking school located at 3801 West 32nd Avenue, is on target to open at 2 p.m. today.

The (very) grand opening is slated for Saturday, February 20, when Apres Dessert Bar will offer three seatings for people eager to test out the Dutch doughnuts with caramel sauce, the vanilla creme caramel, the flourless chocolate torte with kumquats.

Until now, Generous Servings had concentrated on offering evening cooking classes for laypeople, as well as operating the attached. "But then we had a tenant in the building who moved out," explains Travis Leatherman, "we had an empty space, and we were trying to decide what would best serve the neighborhood."

They decided to serve up Apres Dessert Bar, a more elegant space than the cafe, with hours that are slated to run from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday (with extended hours until midnight on Friday and Saturday).

Does Leatherman, a baker, have any favorites among the desserts? "I happen to think all of them are quite good," he says. But then, they're all made on-site, just like everything else served at the cafe -- including salad dresses and even the butter.

Find more information on Generous Servings and its new dessert bar here; make a reservation for one of the grand opening seatings by calling 303-455-9730.

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
Contact: Patricia Calhoun