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Bakery x Bar Concept Coming to Bloomfield — Along with a Sister Restaurant Called Fanny’s

by Danielle Lynch
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Bloomfield is getting two new foodie spots this season. The team behind The Brookdale, a restaurant + bar, which opened at 1109 Broad Street in Bloomfield in 2020, just announced the opening of two new spots this month. The new sister concepts are launching right next door to the original location. Fanny’s Restaurant + Bar is a hybrid restaurant serving cocktails, and Ladyfingers Bakery + Bar is a twist on a modern bakery — and both are slated to open this June. Read on to find out what we know about these new Bloomfield eateries.

The Scoop On Fanny’s

Fanny’s, which was named in honor of partners – Joey and Anthony Cinque’s Italian nonna, will be a hybrid restaurant featuring sophisticated regional Italian dishes with a Jersey twist. The menu will be filled with classic, elevated, yet approachable dishes such as seasonal housemade pasta, chicken marsala, and a blueberry steak, a traditional Florentine dish. The restaurant will also serve desserts from sister bakery, Ladyfingers, located next door. 

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In addition to the food menu, cocktails and wine will be a primary focus. The curated wine list will be highlighted by Italian varietals and by the glass drinks, stressing that “wine service is very important to us. We want guests to enjoy whatever they select, whether it’s a well-crafted cocktail or a glass of Prosecco,” shared Joey Cinque.

“Our vision for the cocktail program is to stick with traditional and classic favorites while offering our own twists on them,” explained Cinque. “We’ll be focusing on martinis, Negronis, and spritzes,” he added.

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Guests can expect decor to be warm, sleek, + modern with white brick walls and warm shades of green and blue tile and marble as well as wood walls and pendant lights. The bar will be intimate while the dining room will have both indoor and outdoor patio seating.

What We Know About Ladyfingers Bakery + Bar

The third eatery in line with The Brookdale and Fanny’s will be Ladyfingers Bakery + Bar, the brainchild behind Pastry Chefs + Owners Samara Sulin and Lauren Kavourakis. This twist on the modern bakery will be ‘saucy, spicy, + fun’ featuring traditional desserts typically served at The Brookdale as well as new creations for the whole family.

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What makes this location unique is that it will also feature a wine and cocktail menu in addition to the desserts, making it the perfect spot for date nights, celebrations, and nights out with friends.

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“From custom cakes to cocktails, the goal of our decadent dessert bar is to offer a little piece of happiness for everyone,” shared Pastry Chef + Co-Owner, Lauren Kavourakis, shared with The Montclair Girl. “Let us take your fondest childhood cravings and transform them into the beautiful, sophisticated pastries you deserve,” added Pastry Chef + Co-Owner Samara Sulin.

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The interior design at the bakery will reflect Kavourakis + Sulin’s style with shades of red, yellow, and gold — plus accents of curvy lines reflective of its name + dessert, Ladyfingers.

Meet the 5LC Group

The partners behind these three Bloomfield eateries include Anthony Cinque, Joey Cinque, Jonathan Kavourakis, Lauren Kavourakis, Samara Sulin, and Cheyenne Intindola. The team, which found tremendous success with The Brookdale, was ecstatic to expand its horizons.

“Our 5 LC Group has bonded and become family over the past three years,” shared Chef + Owner, Jonathan Kavourakis. “Now we’re ready for expansion.” 

Fanny’s and Ladyfingers will join the Broad Street at the Watchung Ave strip, bringing a contemporary yet age-old flair to the dining scene. 

The team is grateful for the support of Bloomfield, Montclair, and surrounding towns for supporting their original endeavor and are excited to introduce both eateries to the community.

“We’re big on family and community and there’s nothing I love more than eating and cooking Italian food,” shared Kavourakis. 

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