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Grace extends National Doughnut Day tasting menu through the weekend [Updated]

June 3, 2009 |  1:52 pm

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When Grace announced that pastry chef Mariah Swan had created a special tasting menu to celebrate National Doughnut Day, which is Friday, the promo proved so popular that the restaurant had to extend the offer through the weekend. From Friday through Sunday, Grace will offer an $18 sampler platter of three raised doughnuts ($15 extra for wine pairing):

  • A plain doughnut glazed with fleur-de-lys salted caramel and served with Bourbon pecan ice cream
  • A doughnut filled with pistachio cream and served with chocolate sorbet swirled with buttermilk ice cream
  • A chocolate doughnut glazed with buttermilk and served with a mug of warm, spiced, rum-spiked milk to dip it into.

"I enjoy doughnuts," Swan says, "but I see National Doughnut Day as more of a challenge. I've been doing doughnuts here for almost two years, so I'm always trying to figure out something new I can do with it."

If you don't make it in this weekend, the pistachio-filled doughnut is among the rotating selection of eight that Grace serves every Wednesday, its regular doughnut night.

[Corrected at 1:04 p.m. June 8: An earlier version of this post misspelled Mariah Swan's last name as Swain.]

-- Elina Shatkin

Photo: Doughnuts filled with strawberry-rhubarb jam at Grace. Credit: Stefano Paltera / For The Times.

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