Sips & Sweets 2015 by LA Weekly

LA Weekly‘s second annual Sips & Sweets festival took place at Magic Box, part of The REEF complex, on Saturday, December 12, 2015.  The event featured 20+ “Sweets” purveyors and nearly as many “Sips” mixologists and bartenders.  I tried plenty of amazing drinks and treats, and below were some of my favorites.

On the “Sweets” side, I really enjoyed ICDC‘s lemon cream doughnuts, Salt & Straw‘s pineapple sherbet with housemade truffle gummy bears, and Ococoa‘s almond cherry cups.  Apparently Salt & Straw and Ococoa will be collaborating on something in the future, so be on the look out for that!

I don’t actually have that big of a sweet tooth, so I was glad to see a few tables offering savory dishes.  Superba Food + Bread served some delicious avocado toast, while Craft‘s cream cheese balls were addicting!

On the drinks front, I actually found a lot I liked, including the Courvoisier-based “Wirebird” by A.O.C.‘s Christiaan Röllich and the rummy “Mr. Menotti’s Cold Coffee Grog” by Ryan Wainwright of Terrine.  But my favorite was a sips-and-sweets combo in the form of a boozy, gingery paleta called “Uncle Buck” from Buddy Pops.

Personally, while the quality of the food was top notch, I think the theme of the event is a little too narrow, so that even someone with a sweet tooth might burn out on the sweets rather quickly.  Fortunately, the handful of savory dishes tempered the sugar rush, and the drinks offered a lot more variety than I had assumed going in.  For more from Sips & Sweets 2015, check out hashtag #theoffalosipssweets on Instagram!

15. December 2015 by The Offalo
Categories: Cocktails, Desserts, Events and Festivals, Pastries | Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked *