Saturday, March 13, 2010

Oh, Brooklyn ! Vinegar Hill House + Peter Pan Bakery

Having lived in New York for nearly two years now, I have still yet to taste the many wares of Brooklyn, a fact that I hope to rectify beginning with last weekend's outing with Greeshma.

We met for brunch at
Vinegar Hill House, a charming spot located in the Dumbo along Hudson Avenue. The interior is decorated with dark woods, hanging plants and cute textural touches everywhere. We knew we were in store for a treat when we saw the sugar bowls at our table.

So !
Adorable !
Could not get enough !

But oh, there was more (hard to believe, I know!).
We ordered the sourdough pancakes with fresh ricotta and bruleed bananas and the pumpkin ravioli to share with each other(the ultimate combination of sweet and savory !).

Oh how my stomach swooned at the sight of their arrival:

Admittedly, not the biggest fan of sourdough bread, I fell madly in love with this pancake. It tasted nothing like the bread; it was thick, dense, but not too, and smothered in a rich, velvety sugar-bruleeish sauce needing no further syrup. The bananas were my favorite: fresh, not mealy and topped with the thinnest sugar crust that cracked when broken. So beautiful ! I could eat this again. And again. And again.

And in between divine bites of the pancake and bruleed banana, I savored the pumpkin ravioli in brown butter sauce.

They were bright, plump little medallions of tastiness. The pumpkin puree was completely smooth, sweet and delightful. However, my heart still belongs to that pancake. To this day ! Sigh !

While I was intrigued to try their desserts, we already had a date for that.

A date with Peter Pan !

We traipsed up-and-aroundwards to Greenpoint and espied the cute green storefront.

We were a bit rushed at the counter and did not have a chance to take in all of the confections offered by Peter Pan, but we knew what we were there for anyway:

Red velvet doughnuts.Ohmigod, what?
Red velvet doughnuts.

The things I never knew existed before moving to NYC !

The doughnut was so rich, blanketed in a delicious sugar-glaze, and sooooo moist. For a cakish-crullery doughnut, it was so moist. Such a treat!
There is still so much more to eat at Peter Pan. We spotted these ridiculous blueberry muffins in their display case outside.
Until we meet again, Brooklyn !
Vinegar Hill House
72 Hudson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Vinegar Hill House on Urbanspoon

Peter Pan Bakery
727 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop on Urbanspoon

1 comment:

  1. be still my beating heart. those pictures are perfection!!