Brace yourself Logan Circle: a sugar rush is coming.
On Saturday, Milk Bar, the award-winning bakery known for putting its playful spin on familiar desserts, opened its third DC location – and Hungry Lobbyist was invited to check out the space before its official opening. And if we can tell you anything, it’s that things are about to get a whole lot sweeter.
The 2,383 square-foot flagship location is equal parts cafe, innovation lab, event space, and hands-on classroom. Christina Tosi, of Netflix fame, kicked off Saturday’s festivities by personally hosting a birthday cake and truffle making class, with the proceeds from ticket sales benefitting N Street Village, a charity fighting hunger and poverty in DC.
Opening day also saw the launch of new menu items including do-it-yourself ice cream sundaes, a seasonal blueberry pie milkshake, a sausage, egg and cheese bomb, and an all-new Coffee + Donut, which features a homemade cinnamon sugar donut waffle cone filled with chocolate fudge and a choice of Cereal Milk or chocolate covered pretzel soft serve, topped with donut crumbs, coffee sand, and chocolate dough bites. You need this.
As part of our visit, we were able to attend a birthday cake and truffle making class – something that should become a right of passage for the food-obsessed in our nation’s capital.
The cakes are pre-made – better than letting 30 non-bakers loose on the bakery’s ovens – and attendees are tasked with turning these sheet cakes, jars of frosting, and Milk Bar-made crumbs into a final six-inch version.
It’s a ton of fun, and a good learning experience too. For instance, we learned that Milk Bar drizzles vanilla milk on the layers of cake as it builds the full-sized version to keep it moist. In addition, Milk Bar adds a touch of oil to the chocolate coating of its truffles to ensure the chocolate melts smoother.
So if you find yourself looking for a sugar fix or a hands-on baking lesson, check out the newest Milk Bar in Logan Circle. It’s sweet.
Address: 1525 15th St. NW