Ripple to Open Gourmet Market, Sugar Magnolia, March 22 in Cleveland Park

3415 Connecticut Ave, NW

From a press release:

As a truly seasonal restaurant, Ripple welcomes spring with the opening of a fresh mini gourmet market, Sugar Magnolia, on March 22. The Cleveland Park storefront in front of Ripple offers a rotating selection of artisanal sandwiches, pâtés, salads, craft sodas, and baked goods daily from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. Sugar Magnolia’s darling is the ice cream sandwich: of which all six flavors are scratch-made by pastry chef, Alison Reed. Everything from the cookie dough to the ice cream and hand-dipped or sprinkle-rolled finishing touch is made and packaged at Ripple.

Cream, milk and eggs used in the ice cream sandwiches are sourced from Trickling Springs Creamery and Path Valley Farms, family-owned farms in Pennsylvania. Allan Benton’s bacon, found in the maple bacon waffle ice cream sandwich, comes from Madisonville, Tennessee. All four seasons will be reflected in special ice cream flavors utilizing produce from many of Ripple’s local partner farms, including beets, strawberries, and summer fruits. Savory snacks like the rotating selection of terrines, rillettes, and pâtés are all house made, along with artisanal sandwiches filled with cured meats, smoked fish, and fresh cheeses. Craft sodas and additional sweet and savory treats round out the menu.

Sample Menu Items after the jump.

All-Natural Ice Cream Sandwiches $3 – 5

Waffle Cookie with Maple Bacon Ice Cream
Ripple Chocolate Chip Cookie with Vanilla Malt Ice Cream
Chocolate Cookie with Coffee Coconut Ice Cream
Peanut Butter Cookie with Valrhona Chocolate Ice Cream

House Made Baked Goods $1 – 5

Cookies – including Ripple’s Valrhona Chocolate Chip Cookies

Artisanal Sandwiches $6 – 11

Hand-sliced prosciutto and cheese
Porchetta with braised mustard greens, liver parfait, pickled turnips
Smoked Mackerel with caper mayonnaise, kale, potatoes, lemon juice
Cold cuts with La Quercia prosciutto, Olli hot coppa, country pate, house made
mustard, arugula, ricotta, green sauce
Veggies with black eyed pea hummus, yogurt-rutabaga slaw, gouda, pea
shoots, sorrel, spicy greens

Salads and Savory Snacks $3 – 8

Potato salad, aioli, tarragon, almonds
Bacon-roasted pecans
Ripple’s flatbread crackers
Various terrines, rillettes and pâtés

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