went to Cask and Larder Sunday on our way out of town for the Christmas holidays to treat ourselves to their luscious pastries and yummy bites for breakfast. I started with the crazy spiciest bloody Mary – garnished with an olive, sausage chunk, pickle and a lime wedge. Crazy I tell you. I think I kind of don’t love that vinegar spice thing in my morning beverage choice but it was fun to try it. I had little black pepper biscuits and gravy for my main primarily because I wanted to try that gravy. Ok, but the pastry board was all kinds of deliciousness. A bananas foster profiterole with serious crisp thin shell and filled with rummy banana cream. A savory cheddar scone with HAM (!?) butter. A tiny preserved pear and cranberry muffin with orange butter. But the very best bite of the day by far was a tiny bite sized apple fritter with apple cider glaze. CRAZY amazing. Who even knows how they do that. I want one now.