Washington Street Eats | Our Journey 2

Welcome to the blog for Gracie’s and Ellie’s Bakery. We are excited to share our stories with you, and to hear from you. Our goal at Gracie’s and Ellie’s is to bring new flavors and old favorites to you with fresh, thoughtful food, baked goods, and coffees. We invite you to take a break from […]

New Espresso Blend + September Drink Specials

September in Rhode Island: the farm fresh produce is still delicious and abundant, but patches of yellow leaves seem to crop up relentlessly in the tree tops. We tried to capture this change of season with our latest drink specials for the month. For those warm, sunny days that make you want to hit the beach one last time, […]

Ellie’s Early Autumn Menu Melodies

The start of a new season means new updates to the breakfast and lunch menus at Ellie’s! The following items, created by Executive Chef Matt Varga of sister restaurant Gracie’s further down Washington Street, are a delicious reflection of what local farmers are currently supplying to our kitchens. Our seasonal “tartine” showcases September’s abundance of […]

Service Sessions – Alyssa Jerrell – Ellie’s Bakery Manager

As we’ve started to see from past Service Sessions, tons of hard work and love goes into everything we do. This extends to our bakery, Ellie’s Bakery, as well. You’ve seen a glimpse into our servers’ lives, and our kitchen’s crew’s lives. Now ,venture into the world of Alyssa Jerrell, the manager at Ellie’s Bakery. […]

Service Sessions – James Santana – Gracie’s Line Cook

Hello there! Welcome back to Gracie’s Service Sessions. In our last edition, we spoke with Anat, a front server here at Gracie’s Providence. Today, we’ll move to the Back of House to catch up with James Santana, a line cook and plater to take a look at what drives him to provide the best hospitality […]

Service Sessions – Anat Sagi – Gracie’s Front Server

Hello! Welcome to the very first Gracie’s Service Sessions. If you ever wanted an inside look into the lives of our team here, you’ve come to the right place. Not only do our servers tend to your needs, but they keep Gracie’s and our mission alive and growing. This project was designed to give you […]

Chocolate Layer Cake with Matcha Buttercream and Rose Ganache

Chocolate Layer Cake with Matcha Buttercream and Rose Ganache Yield: 1, 6” layer cake, serves 8   Chocolate Layer Cake Eggs, room temperature 2 each Granulated Sugar 1 cup (200g) Butter, melted 6 Tablespoons (90g) All Purpose Flour ⅔  cup (90g) Corn Starch ¼ cup (25g) Cocoa Powder ½ cup (50g) Baking Soda 1 teaspoon […]

Our Culture

by Stephen Willson – Front of House Manager The culture at Gracie’s is one which I hope is not unique to our magical little restaurant. I would like to believe that there are countless other restaurants in the world with similar values and goals as ours. We are trying to change the world for the […]

Ellie’s July Macaron Collection

It seems that summer is finally here, and our July macaron collection is the perfect light and refreshing antidote to Rhode Island’s hot and humid days. This month’s collection took its inspiration from novelty “ice cream,” one of our favorite summer treats, which we also sandwich between macaron shells in our signature Macaron Millie ice […]

Gracie’s duo Sommeliers

By Nicole Dupuis Just as ten years ago, the farm-to-table and fine dining culture in Rhode Island was only just beginning to take root, Rhode Islanders are now turning increasingly towards more unique and exciting wines, with an eye for quality and an appetite for experimentation. This shift in Rhode Island’s drinking culture led to […]

Honey Glazed Beer Bread

Honey Glazed Beer Bread 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 tablespoon malt powder 2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon dry active yeast 1/4 cup honey, plus more for glazing 3 cups beer at room temperature (see note) 1 tablespoon butter Combine flours, malt powder, salt, and yeast in a mixing bowl […]

Pâte à Choux

Pâte à Choux Yield: 24 gougères, 12 profiteroles 63 g Water 63 g Milk 50 g Butter ¼ teaspoon Salt ½ teaspoon Sugar 75g All-purpose flour 2 each Eggs For gougères fold in 20g of shredded cheese, black pepper, and chopped fresh herbs. Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking pan with […]

Lemon Shortbread

Lemon Shortbread Yield: 1 dozen All Purpose Flour 1/3 cup (175g) Salt . teaspoon Butter . cup (150g) Powder sugar . cup (50g) Lemon Juice 1 teaspoon Lemon Zest 2 each Directions: 1. On medium speed, cream together room temperature butter and powdered sugar until pale and fluffy. 2. Add lemon juice and zest, beat for […]

Blueberry Hand Pies

Whole Wheat Pastry Dough Whole Grain Pastry Flour (Maine Grain) 130g (1 cup) All-Purpose Flour 100g (¾ cup) Sugar 45g (¼ cup) Baking Powder 6g (1 teaspoon) Salt 4g (1 teaspoon) Brown sugar 7g (1 teaspoon) Butter, cold 227g (2 sticks) Ice water 60g (¼ cup) Directions: Cube cold butter into small pieces. In a food processor pulse all of the dry ingredients, […]

Baked Honey Meringue

  Baked Honey Meringue filled with Chocolate Sabayon Mousse Yield: 6 individual meringues   Baked Honey Meringue Egg Whites 4 each (100g) Granulated Sugar ½ cup (100g) Honey, robust and local ½ cup (100g) Water 1 Tablespoon Salt ½ teaspoon   Directions: Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat sugar, honey, water, and salt in a […]

Cranberry Bundt Cake

Cranberry Bundt Cake yield: 1, 7 or 8” bundt cake Ingredients: All-Purpose Flour, 160g (1 cup plus ⅓ cup) *Whole Wheat Flour, 58g (⅓ cup plus 1 Tablespoon) Baking Powder, 8g (1 ½ teaspoons) Allspice, 0.5g (⅛ teaspoon) Cinnamon, 1g (¼ teaspoon) Salt, 2.5g (½ teaspoon) Butter, 130g (1 stick plus 1 Tablespoon) Sugar, 227g […]

Sucrée – A Sticky Sweet Tasting Soirée

Let’s start with dessert! We are so excited to announce the next installment in our newest dinner series, Sucree: A Sticky Sweet Tasting Soiree! Join us on Monday August 28th, 2017 for our second ever dessert-focused dining event, which will take place at the Rotunda Ballroom at Easton’s Beach in beautiful Newport, RI. The evening […]

Providence Restaurant Weeks July 2017

Gracie’s will participate in this Summer’s restaurant week starting Tuesday, July 11th through Saturday, July 29th. Throughout the entire month of July, we will offer our three course pre fixe menu for $34.95.  We are also offering wine pairings with each course for an additional $28. It’s a steal! Gracie’s has been participating in Restaurant […]

Bastille Day at Ellie’s

Shortly after the 4th of July comes another holiday equally close to our hearts—France’s Bastille Day! While not as well known or celebrated in the U.S, the 14th of July marks the first moments of the French Revolution that began with the Storming of the Bastille, an infamous fortress-prison, in 1789. On the same day […]

Our Rooftop Garden

If you happen to dine at Gracie’s this summer, chances are pretty good that you will eat something from our rooftop garden. For the past 9 years, Gracie’s has been making use of the garden space atop the Peerless building on the corner of Westminster and Union Streets in downtown Providence. Each year we get […]

The June Macaron Collection and Macaron Millie

Warmer weather is here (or so we think?), and with it we’re delighted to introduce not ONLY our June macaron collection, but also our signature line of macaron ice cream sandwiches! Get ready to enjoy these adorable French treats in a variety of forms and flavors throughout the summer. Our June macaron collection was inspired […]