What’s Brewing Next to Roses’ Luxury? “Pineapple and Pearls” – Photo Essay

Pineapple and Pearls is currently anonymous, but not hard to find

Pineapple and Pearls is currently anonymous, but not hard to find.

Bill of Fare

Bill of Fare.

Lemon-Thyme Shortbread, Pineapple and Pearl sticky bun featuring pineapple butter and pearl sugar, Cinnamon bun with white and brown sugar and a buttermilk glaze, and Mexican Hot Chocolate bun spiced with cayenne.  Nothing gluten free yet, but according to Silverman, there will be.

Lemon-Thyme Shortbread, Pineapple and Pearl sticky bun featuring pineapple butter and pearl sugar, Cinnamon bun with white and brown sugar and a buttermilk glaze, and Mexican Hot Chocolate bun spiced with cayenne. Nothing gluten free yet, but according to Silverman, there will be.

Thursday morning, circa 8:45am

Thursday morning, circa 8:45am.

A sign of things to come.

A sign of things to come.

What’s Brewing Next to Roses’ Luxury? “Pineapple and Pearls” Photo Essay

by Larry Janezich

The first phase of the Aaron Silverman’s new dining venue next to his signature Barracks Row restaurant Roses’ Luxury, has been open for a week.  The opening gambit for “Pineapple and Pearls” is a carryout coffee bar and pastry shop that will continue operation after the site graduates to a full service fine dining restaurant in mid-April.  A half hours spent in the shop on Thursday morning saw a steady stream of customers, signaling community approval.

Why “Pineapple and Pearls?”  A coffee bar representative told CHC that the fruit is a traditional 20th century symbol of hospitality dating from the time New England ship captains placed a pineapple outside their homes to indicate a safe return from the Caribbean and an invitation to friends to visit.  The “Pearl” part adds a fillip of elegance to the name.

The shop is strictly carryout for now – later in the spring, an unenclosed sidewalk café will provide tables and customer seating

The coffee bar is open Tuesday through Friday, 8:00am until 2:00pm, and Saturday, 8:00am until 4:00pm.  Closed Sunday and Monday.

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4 responses to “What’s Brewing Next to Roses’ Luxury? “Pineapple and Pearls” – Photo Essay

  1. Andrew Zimmerman

    Very interesting historical reference to the New England ships’ captains. What commerce likely brought them to the Caribbean? Slaves, slave-grown sugar, and supplies to sell to slave plantations made up by far the largest part of the trade. Interesting how gentrification is new, but some underlying structures remain constant. Or at least interesting that the Caribbean trade reference seemed quaint and quirky rather than deeply ominous to this particular restaurateur.

  2. Kathleen

    “a fillip”
    Larry Janezich is the Gary Wills of blogging.

  3. Hill Observer

    Interesting. I think it’s been up a for a few weeks now. The wife reports that the pastries are good but not outstanding. But, then again, we put Rose’s in the “better each time we go there but still not worthy of Best New Restaurant in America award.”