Let’s face it, desserts are awesome all year long, but there’s something about winter that makes you want to curl up under five blankets with a big slice of something and a good book to escape the cold or just watch the snow fall. Here’s an eclectic mix of Providence's wintertime sweets and some of the season’s biggest titles.

"In The Great Green Room" by Amy Gary
Paired with the Dulce de Tomate from Punta Cana Bistro
In the Green Room

So many people count "Goodnight Moon" and "Runaway Bunny" as some of their favorite children’s books. But what do you know about its incredible author who revolutionized the publishing industry? From Margaret Wise Brown’s privileged upbringing to salacious affairs in her adulthood, this book deftly illuminates the author’s life and path to becoming one of the most dynamic, trailblazing authors of the 20th century. Served with the mouthwatering Dulce de Tomate from Punta Cana Bistro, this dessert is evocative of the exotic world travels that Wise Brown took throughout her life. 

"All the Beautiful Girls" by Elizabeth J. Church
Paired with the Peppermint Bark Mocha from Sydney
All the Beautiful Girls

Despite her tragic upbringing, Lily Decker changes her name and moves to Las Vegas in search of stardom as a troupe dancer. Set against the backdrop of the glitzy and glamorous 1960s, newly named Ruby finds work as a showgirl at clubs such as The Tropicana. What Ruby soon discovers is everything but what she set out expecting. Sweet, subtle, yet bold — just like Ruby — the Peppermint Bark Mocha from Sydney pairs brilliantly with "All the Beautiful Girls." 

"The Flight Attendant" by Chris Bohjalian
Paired with the Cinn-fully Sweet Fries from Friskie Fries
The Flight Attendant

From beloved New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian, comes a gripping novel of murder and confusion that will hold you until the last very page. Flight attendant Cassandra Bowden is a self-proclaimed binge drinker, which has never been an issue. That is until she awakes one morning in her Dubai hotel room to find a dead man in bed with her, and she can’t remember who he is or how he got there. What unfolds is just as delicious and mesmerizing as the Cinn-fully Sweet Fries from Friskie Fries