Thursday, October 14, 2010
TARTINE BAKERY & CAFE
After looking at this website and refreshing the page probably 100 times just so I could keep seeing a new picture, I am seriously considering booking a flight to San Francisco just so I can go and enjoy and love this place. Tartine Bakery & Cafe - thank you to Gwyneth Paltrow's newsletter for highlighting and introducing me to this gem of a spot. If only one day I could own somethign that is as delectable and creative and lovely as this!
Pastry chef Elisabeth Prueitt and her husband Chad Robertson co-own Tartine Bakery and Bar Tartine. The pair trained at the Culinary Institute of America! Tartine is continually rated as the Best Bakery and Best Breakfast in San Francisco and the duo were nominated for the James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chefs in 2006 and 2007 and won the award in 2008.
The cafe menu is simply beautiful as is the food. They use organic produce as often as possible and organic flour, sugar and local eggs. Their meat is from a California ranch, their coffee is organic Four Barell, dairy from Straus Family Creamery and the pastries vary according to season as to showcase the local produce.
Croque Monsieur: Open face sandwich with béchamel, gruyere, thyme and pepper. Topped with either smoked Niman Ranch ham or seasonal vegetable
Mozzerella & Tapenade: Fresh mozzarella with house-made niçoise olive and anchovy puree.