Monday, March 10, 2014
If you have a sweeth tooth, boy, are you in luck.
A new food truck called Urban Sugar Mobile Café will be making its debut Friday at the final Flea Bites event of the season. The truck, a vintage 1977 ice cream truck, will be parked from 6 to 9 p.m. at Flea for All, 125 Kennebec St.
Urban Sugar will be producing hot, made-to-order, sweet and savory mini-donuts in both traditional and “gourmet” flavors, according to Valeri Sandes, a pastry chef who is opening the business with her husband Kevin, the former manager at Caiola’s.
The traditional donuts come in two styles – with a basic sugar coating or a cinnamon-sugar powder coating.
Sandes is keeping the gourmet flavors she’ll be serving Friday under wraps, but you can get a feel for what they’ll be offering by checking out their menu on their website.
“My favorite is the lemon and lavender donut,” Sandes said. “It is our cake donut done with a lemon curd, mixed with a little bit of fresh whipped cream in that. It will have a lavender pastry cream, then will be topped off with a sprinkle of lavender sugar.”
The maple-pecan donut is made with a maple-bourbon sauce and maple cream.
“We’ll always carry a fruit one,” Sandes said. “Right now I’m going to carry, of course, an apple one because it’s apple season. It will be an apple compote, pretty much like the inside of an apple pie. You’ll find that topped with some graham crackers and a little bit of whipped cream.”
On the savory side, there will be donuts featuring candied bacon or maybe a particular kind of cheese. Above, to the right of the donuts, you'll see the truck's candied bacon on a stick.
The couple will be focusing solely on donuts for the first few weeks, but hope to add other baked goods, such as muffins and cinnamon rolls, eventually.
The truck’s regular hours have not yet been determined, but Sandes says she knows she wants to open at 6 a.m. and is considering staying open as late as 4 or 5 p.m. You can follow their whereabouts through their website, which will be constantly updated through Foursquare.Tweet
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.