I finally cross this place off of my to-do-list.  I had my Sweet Revenge last weekend at the cozy West Village dessert and wine bar. I came across this place when I was searching for restaurants that served red velvet waffles.  I noticed there speciality was artisian cupcakes.  

What makes Sweet Revenge unique is the unique flavor combinations of their cupcakes and the treats are paired with imported wine or beer for a savory experience. Sweet Revenge was founded by Marlo Scott.  After being laid-off during the plight of our economy, she decided to make her own opportunities.  Inspired by her love for cupcakes and travel, Sweet Revenge was born in 2008. 

After watching segment on Sweet Revenge on the Cooking Channel, I decided to try the Crimson & Cream cupcake, raspberry red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. According to the menu, this cupcake can be paired with a raspberry Bellini or Belhaven, Scotland.  Since I am not a fan of beer so I choose the Bellini. The cupcake was rich in flavor.  It was a great balance of cocoa and raspberry flavor.  It had the perfect amount of frosting.  The bellini was a perfect beverage to match the cupcake.

This is a great place for a weekend afternoon.  Sweet Revenge also has happy-hours during the weekday with great deals on cupcakes and drinks. Next time I visit Sweet Revenge, I plan to try the red velvet belgian waffles and there are some other interesting cupcake and drink pairings that I may try:

Bird of Paradise – Lime Chiffon Cake with Mango Buttercream & Fresh Lime Zest & Mango Bellini or Palma Louca, Brazil

Carnivale – Mexican Vanilla Cake, Spiced Apple Filling, Salted Caramel Frosting & Mandra Rossa Pinot Grigio, Italy or Colomba White, France

Fresas y Nueces – Almond Cake and Strawberry Walnut Cream Cheese Frosting & Lunetta Prosecco, Italy or Fruli Strawberry White, Belgium

Tart – Lemon Vanilla Cake, Curd Center with Lemon Buttercream & Fresh Lemon Zest & Il Vino dell’Amore Moscato Spumante, Italy or Colomba White, France

Very Strawberry – Mexican Vanilla Cake with Strawberries and Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting & Lunetta Prosecco, Italy or Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, England

If you are visiting New York City or hanging out in the West Village make sure to stop by  and take part in a unique cupcaking experience.


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