Rod Gambassi & Marc Adams
As we learn to accept that recent changes are here to stay for the foreseeable future we have made changes at R&M Dessert Bar for our safety and for our guests.
In January we made a few decisions to make some changes to the design and ambiance of R&M Dessert Bar. Then came the tragic situation we have been walking through. Everything we planned got put on hold, we moved into survival mode for our business and looked to reach out to our community and neighborhood healthcare workers.
As time has passed we have come to accept the new reality for the restaurant industry. Rather than live in the past we made the decision in April to push forward with the future of our business and the future of our neighborhood.
Everyone already knows that there will be changes to how all of us access restaurants in the near future and into the next few years. We have already begun the process of redesigning our restaurant space to accommodate new social distancing regulations. We are confident in our decisions to make our space welcoming and as safe as we can possibly make it.
Our health, the health of our guests and the future of our business and industry in general depends on everyone's understanding and respectfulness of guidelines. This new world is certainly strange but if we all accept that abiding by new guidelines is an exercise in compassion for each other we will do just fine.
Due to the small space we occupy, which incidentally is one of the reasons we have been able to weather this storm, we have carefully planned our future ability to safely host in restaurant seating. When that happens you will be able to reserve a table through our website.
Over the next weeks when you visit our shop you will see changes in our layout and access to our display case and sales counter. We are keeping the design upgrades we planned in January and you will notice those as well.
For now and into the immediate future we will maintain our new operating hours which have been expanded during this time.
Once the city enters phase 2 of reopening you will also notice us introducing new desserts and new offerings in our restaurant.
We will continue to feature our Thursday Chef's Tasting Events via to go boxes until further notice. We are glad that so many of you are enjoying this new presentation of our special concept.
Above everything else we want to say thank you to everyone who has supported our business this year. Our dream and our work to provide amazing desserts keeps going because of that support. We promise that even in this strange and sad time we are working to bring a even more experiences and amazing tastes to you.
Also, thank you for being so considerate to us and others by wearing your masks and face coverings. It's weird and awkward but it's so meaningful!
We have now prepared 850 desserts for distribution in our neighborhood and city for healthcare workers and others. We're not planning on stopping anytime soon.
We are glad everyone has been enjoying their Chef's Tasting Events at home. Reservations for June are now available at rmdessertbar.com (http://www.rmdessertbar.com) . Remember our Tasting Event menu changes every month so June will bring five new desserts in your tasting box.
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