Sunday, July 28, 2013

Hookin' the Fishbowl at Sugar & Plumm

If you are looking for a late night dessert place on the Upper West Side, and want to be served giant amounts of sugar in a super-sized container, Sugar and Plumm is your place.

Pichet Ong (of P*ONG, Village Tart and other popular bakeries) is the pastry chef behind this whimsical spot.  The whole restaurant looks like a candy store (like a smaller version of Dylan's on the UES), and appears to be perfect for Ladies Who Dessert.  While cake slices do tower high on the plate, the most attractive menu item is definitely the Earthquake in a Fishbowl.

 It's an actual fishbowl that's filled with utter deliciousness - the bowl is almost the size of surly-faced lady next to us !

And that fishbowl can fit so much ! Key lime pie, chocolate caramel cake, Brooklyn blackout cake, hot fudge, butterscotch pudding, chocolate, vanilla, salted caramel ice cream aaaannnd caramel sauce.  And a crunchy, crunchy bed of crushed chocolate cookies at the bottom.

 The dish was decadent, rich, "I really shouldn't, but I will definitely eat this whole thing," and completely fun.  If there's anything weird about this (besides eating out of a fishbowl) is that the key lime is just totally too tart compared to everything else.  A good ol' fashioned cheesecake would have been a better touch, but who's really complaining with all the other tens of thousands of calories swimming around in there?!

Han's Nonsensical Rating: You'll feel a little lame eating here, but it's fun !  And it's dessert !

Sugar & Plumm
377 Amsterdam
New York, NY

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  1. that looks too awesome to be true!!


    Just kidding. But I hope that lady comes here and sees herself and perks up the next time she's eating a whole fishbowl full of sugar. Never has the opening line a review convinced me like this one did.