Something sweet has popped into the local 4Rivers location!
Chef-owner John Rivers of 4 Rivers Smokehouse, recently announced a refresh of The Sweet Shop, his celebrated in-house bakery line of house-made desserts, introducing an assortment of more than 30 new artisanal baked goods that just launched to all 4Rivers smokehouses statewide.
The Sweet Shop’s revival comes after months of recipe development alongside Amanda Eubanks, The Sweet Shop’s head baker; Andrea Zelen, Director of Bakery Operations; and Jenny Herbert, Central Bakery Manager.
“The new desserts are inspired by memories of my favorite bakeries growing up and, of course, my love for sweets,” said Rivers. “I tried to introduce a rustic, homey experience that plays on my childhood nostalgia, while keeping it fun; because after all dessert is the favorite part of most meals!”
My guest and I started “light” with the Mason Jar Desserts ($4.50).
S’mores –rich chocolate mousse layered with graham cracker crumbs and toasted marshmallow top.
Brown Butter Strawberry Shortcake- brown butter cake cubes topped with a fresh strawberry filling and piled high with a brown sugar whipped cream and dust of powdered sugar
Lemon Meringue- tart lemon custard layered with a light meringue
The strawberry shortcake was my absolute favorite. It had just the right amount of sweetness combined with such delicate textures between the fruit, cake, and whipped brown sugar cream. I can’t rave about this enough- This is a dessert that I crave for!
This was the most underrated dessert in the bunch, so simple but executed so beautifully that it just so satisfying to bite into. I could see myself warming this up in the morning with a hot cup of tea to get my day started.
At the bottom left we have the Classic Whoopee Pie ($2.99) white frosting smushed between two layers of chocolate cake. A tad sweet for me since I am a savory dessert person- but it pairs perfectly with a glass of milk!
Then there’s the Strawberry Pop Tarts ($2.75) flaky house pie crust filled with gooey strawberry filling and topped with a vanilla glaze and rainbow sprinkles. Oh my goodness! what a delicious take on a nostalgic snack, making it ten times tastier and less cardboardy.
just look at that filling!
Mini Cinnamon Streusel Bundt Cakes ($3.75), butter cake filled with a cinnamon brown sugar center, topped with a crunchy streusel and drizzled in vanilla glaze. A delightful condense version of a whole cake that goes so well with a nice cup of coffee.
ABOUT THE SWEET SHOP
The Sweet Shop, is a dessert storefront featuring homemade comfort-sweets. The in-house bakery delights sweet-minded guests with creative takes on cupcakes, cookies, pies, and much more. The bakery is open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is closed on Sundays.
I can’t thank them enough for such a wonderful experience and I can’t wait to come back…. Save me Strawberry Shortcake Mason Jar! I’m going through withdrawals.
4 Rivers Smokehouse