Wild boar danish – Hearth Coffee Roasters

Wild boar danish - Hearth Coffee Roasters
Slices of game meat sausage in a delicate butter pastry. $4
Hearth Coffee Roasters, San Francisco CA

This was rich and delicious! I loved the cheese and savory meat filling and the buttery pastry was SO good. Noms!

Espresso - Hearth Coffee Roasters
Macchiato. $3.25

Galette des rois – La Boulange de Market

Galette des rois - La Boulange de Market
La Boulange de Market, San Francisco CA

Galette des rois - La Boulange de Market
My office bought me this king’s cake for my birthday and it was sweet of them. I even wore the crown out for my birthday work lunch. This cake very good. I loved the flaky crust and the delicious frangipane filling. I thought it was a tad dry though, but that could have been because it was sitting on my desk all morning before we had it for an afternoon treat.

Galette des rois - La Boulange de Market

Rum raisin cronut – Dominique Ansel Bakery

Rum raisin cronut - Dominique Ansel Bakery
Half croissant, half doughnut pastry. $5
Dominique Ansel Bakery, New York NY

Rum raisin cronut - Dominique Ansel Bakery
Well, the long line was hell (I think I waited for about an hour), but I’ve got to admit that this cronut was pretty amazing! I don’t even like rum raisin, but I still really liked this pastry. (They only feature one flavor each month.) I was struck at the perfect construction of this thing. The layers were perfectly cooked (moist and fluffy on the inside and crisp and flaky on the outside) and yet it still allowed for the oozy filling goodness in between. NOMS!

Rum raisin cronut - Dominique Ansel Bakery
It takes up to 3 days to make one of these things, and I must say that their process certainly makes a near perfect pastry. I sometimes wonder if I’d wait in line again for this thing. Perhaps with the right flavor, I would. Who am I kidding, I definitely would! :)

Cronut line
Cronut line at Dominique Ansel Bakery.