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.