WHAT WE DO
We bring local and seasonal ingredients to your sweet tooth.
Our Mission for Sweetness
RareSweets™ is a DC-based dessert company that creates seasonally inspired cakes, ice creams, and confections, using as many local ingredients as possible. Farm-to-table eating has become quite prevalent in our restaurants, but what about dessert? That's where we come in! With Pastry Chef Meredith Tomason's innovative and passionate approach to all things sweet, our menu stretches way beyond the vanilla. From re-interpreting heritage cake recipes for a modern palate, to adding an element of seasonality to a familiar flavor of ice cream, our desserts are anything but ordinary. With our ever-rotating menu, we promise to bring the best of the season to you and your sweet tooth, one local ingredient at a time.
WHO WE ARE
Pastry Chef & CEO
Baking has been a part of Meredith's life for as long as she can remember. The idea of opening her own dessert shop has been in her mind almost as long. Whether from a piece of her Grandmother's cake that they shared in her kitchen, or from a scoop of gelato that she savored as a young child living abroad, the flavor memories that Meredith gathered at a young age are imprinted in what she creates as a pastry chef today. Many of these memories are seasonal in nature, and it is with these in mind that she lovingly creates the inventive layer cakes and ice creams of RareSweets. Although a passion for all things sweet has been with her from a young age, Meredith's professional path was not a direct line to the world of pastry. She studied dramatic writing in college and graduate school in New York City, before trading in her pen for a whisk and enrolling in the French Culinary Institute's Professional Pastry Arts Program. Meredith spent time perfecting her pastry technique and honing her creativity with cakes at such bakeries as Tribeca Treats and Magnolia Bakery, before joing the pastry department of acclaimed Craft Restaurant where she got a taste for seasonal sweets. After a few years of learning and perfecting seasonal dessert composition, Meredith took the helm as Pastry Chef of Craft Restaurant. Meredith brings all of these varying experiences and passions to the table at RareSweets. Her creativity and affinity for re-invigorating American classics with a seasonal spin is what drives her. And it is this that she hopes you enjoy at RareSweets.
Where to find us
We hope to see you at our RareSweets Bakery in DC, set to open in the Fall of 2013. In the mean time, you can find us at the stores below.
Available in individual, 6 inch, and 9 inch. *Custom and wedding cakes also available.
Pumpkin & Chocolate, Apple & Fall Spice, Concord Grape & Peanut Crunch, Carrot & Cream Cheese
Double Chocolate Fudge, Vanilla Cake & Chocolate Sour Cream, Vanilla Bean Orange Blossom, Classic Coconut
Ice Creams & Sorbets
Available in 8 ounce and 16 ounce.
Vanilla Bean, Chocolate & Peanut, Pumpkin, Olive Oil, Fall Spice
Green Apple, Concord Grape, Old Fashioned, Sweet Tea, Roasted Pear
Other Sweet Treats
Breakfast Bundt Cakes, Coffee Cakes, Peanut Brittle & Other Confections
Give us a call to place your order today at 202-499-0077. We look forward to chatting!