The Doughnut Project has done it again with its latest foray into the weird, but potentially tasty.
In partnership with chic SoHo eatery Hundred Acres, the bakery known for its Everything Bagel Doughnut, has created a Brussels sprouts, feta cheese and fire-roasted almond-topped doughnut filled with homemade fig jam and glazed with sumac.
The sweet and salty concoction, sold for a NYC-appropriate price of $5.25, will be available at The Doughnut Project from Friday, March 3 through Sunday, March 5 and at Hundred Acres on Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5.
This latest confection is the seventh and final nod to The Doughnut Project's restaurant series. Previous Instagram-worthy collaborations have included:
- A truffle honey, rosemary and ricotta doughnut with Bar Primi
- A jalapeño apple jelly and bacon doughnut with Quality Eats
- A Bucatini all' Amatriciana-inspired pasta doughnut with Lupa Osteria
- A drool-worthy Flamin' Hot doughnut grilled cheese with Clinton Hall
- A mint yogurt and roasted lamb belly creation at Perla
- A caper-butternut squash blend at Gramercy Tavern. (We're not so sure about this one. Diluting the brininess of a caper seems damn near impossible.)
These unique flavor profiles have obviously defied the standards and stereotypes of what makes a decent doughnut. In fact, their creativity rivals most of the dishes found on the selected restaurants' menus. That being said, we're not entirely sure if Brussels sprouts will ever take the place of rainbow sprinkles or chocolate chips. While we can certainly appreciate a good crunch, we're having a hard time wrapping our heads around removing the bitterness of the miniature cabbage and replacing it with sugary, buttery goodness.
And yet we still would like to try one. If only to say that we've eaten a Brussels sprouts doughnut...and actually liked it.