Sugar & Plumm

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 4comments No tags Permalink 0

At the grand opening of Sugar & Plumm in Paramus, everything came in picturesque miniature. From the housemade waffle cones, slightly sweet and still crisp. All lined up…

…and begging to be filled with equally tiny rounds of mango and coconut sorbet.

There were itty bitty tarts, complete with a lick of vanilla bean custard and just large enough to hold a single pistachio-dotted strawberry…

…and even more berry love in the form of strawberry-champagne custards!

We found rows of macarons to be devoured, even in the hard-to-find licorice flavor.

You must balance out all the sweets with savory. Sign me up for a shrimp and avocado crepe, extra mozzarella please…

…closed with a flurry of fresh spinach leaves. Who said I wasn’t healthy? ;)

But I was most smitten with the miniature Religieuse!! I can’t even remember the last time I spotted a Religieuse pastry in NYC much less in miniature form. Did you know “la religieuse” means “the nun” in French? It’s so named because the shape of the pastry – two cream puffs, one on top the other, is said to resemble a nun’s habit.

Perhaps, perhaps this will be the year of the Religieuse? This beloved French pastry even graces the cover of Susan Hochbaum’s lovely new book, Pastry Paris! Though the Religieuse on her cover comes from La Grande Epicerie at Bon Marché (super cool post on Le Bon Marché at the HiP Paris Blog).

The sexy cigar girls at Sugar & Plumm were handing out free cigars. Even to kids, gasp! BUT. Not any cigars…chocolate cigars. Heheh.

One more sweet bite, pistachio and cherry verrines with a buttery crumble.

Diana and I dropped by the photo-booth before saying good-bye. Snap, snap, snap in black and white. This requires practice! And that was Monday night, extra sweet.

  • anonymous
    October 4, 2011

    Mmmm… the food looks delicious! I love miniature anything :) But my favorite is the cigar lady!

  • Marcia B.
    October 4, 2011

    wow this looks like heaven!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    October 4, 2011

    Hi Stephanie! I love miniature as well! Everything tastes better in miniature haha. And that cigar lady was awesome. Hi Marcia! It sure was! ^_^

  • K and S
    October 5, 2011

    mini is so good! because you can try more that way :)

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