We discovered Sweet a few years ago after having dinner at another restaurant in Worcester. Since then we have found any excuse to go there. I would describe it as a Bakery speak-easy. When you come in the front it is a like most bakeries with cases filled with cupcakes, a coffee bar and a few tables by the windows. Then you go behind the curtain into the "bar". The lighting is perfect, cool music playing and the smell of sugar and booze surround you. I love this place!
Sweet locally sources the ingredients for their desserts and serves more locally distilled liquors than you can even imagine exist. The menu includes desserts you've never seen any place else and a long list of specialty drinks. Chef Alina Eisenhauer has competed on and won several Food Network competition shows including Cupcake Wars and Sweet Genius. So, she knows her stuff. And then some!
Those of us that had been there before definitely recommended the "French Donuts" and Creme Brulee. The Creme Brulee is perfect, it is served with pastry crisps and fresh berries. It is so creamy and delicious. I don't really know what else to say about it, it's just damn good!
Now, the French Donuts are things of wonder. They are sweet dough that is filled with chocolate, deep fried and then tossed with sugar. They are served in an adorable little paper bag and come with a little cup of caramel to dip them in. These things are heaven! HEAVEN! There were six orders of them on our table.
My friend Chelle order the S'mores. This was unreal! This had the usual suspects, cookies, chocolate and marshmallows but times a thousand! Homemade cookies, homemade marshmallows and your own personal hibachi to melt them on, what can be bad about this???? Nothing, that's what, nothing!
I also need to give a huge round of applause to our server. We had a table of 11 and asked for 5 separate checks due to some corporate travelers (ahem, Mr. Lucky), we were a little indecisive, we were more than a little loud and she remained friendly, smiley and never once blanched when we asked for yet another glass of water or extra napkins or yet another coffee. I forgot her name and it was not on our slip but I really hope she knows that we thought she was great!
You really need to try Sweet if you ever in the Worcester area, you won't be disappointed. Our next visit can't come soon enough.
Talk with you soon....