Brioche bread pudding – Tartine Bakery

Brioche bread pudding - Tartine Bakery
Huckleberry and nectarine. Bowl $7
Tartine Bakery, San Francisco CA

This pic doesn’t make the bread pudding look very sexy, but it was delicious! The bakery experience, on the other hand was painful. I didn’t mind the line because that’s just normal, but then when I get to the register, that’s when they inform me that their credit card reader is down and are only taking cash. Lame! They could have at least informed everyone before we ordered our food! Ugh, fail.

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2014

Tartine Bakery line
Line in front of the bakery.

Fresh raspberry tart – Tartine Bakery

Fresh raspberry tart - Tartine Bakery
With vanilla bean filling. Small $6.50
Tartine Bakery, San Francisco CA

Fresh raspberry tart - Tartine Bakery
I will admit this was delicious, but I had buyers remorse after paying almost $7 for it. I guess if I had split it with someone I could have rationalized a $3.25 slice, but I’m kind of a greedy vittle monster, lol! Seriously though, it was pretty damn tasty!

Les Miserables at the Orpheum Theatre

Les Miserables at the Orpheum Theatre, Market Street. Earlier this summer, I finally got to see this amazing musical for the first time! I’ve had the PBS anniversary soundtrack since forever and I know all the music so it was such a treat to finally see the production on stage. Of course I enjoyed it immensely and cried 4 or 5 times, lol!

Ham and corn quiche – Tartine Bakery

Ham and corn quiche - Tartine Bakery
With creme fraiche, local eggs, and herbs. Slice $4.95
Tartine Bakery, San Francisco CA

This quiche was definitely a rich, decadent breakfast treat! I love Tartine Bakery and that they have a variety of sweet and savory breakfast options. The line gets ridiculously long though so I’ve recently found myself ducking into Craftsman and Wolves when I’m too impatient.

Pink false freesia flowers (Freesia laxa, Iridaceae)
Pink false freesia flowers (Freesia laxa, Iridaceae), Divisadero Street. It took me a while to figure out what this plant was, but I had a hunch that it was in the Iris family. I felt kinda stupid when I realized that Freesia was in this family, oops! Anyway, I love the red spots on the lower three petals.

Chocolate souffle cake – Tartine Bakery

Chocolate souffle cake Tartine BakeryValrhona flourless chocolate mousse cake on a thin layer of chocolate cake base. 10 inch round, $62
Tartine Bakery, San Francisco

I had some co-workers over shortly after my birthday and served this wonderfully delicious cake from Tartine Bakery. This is one of those cakes that a slice is more than enough. The cake was so rich and dense. I tried forcing people to take slices home because I didn’t want it in the house to tempt me. Suffice it to say I had more than my fair share.

Chocolate souffle cake Tartine Bakery
You can see that the chocolate cake base is, indeed, very thin. The rest of the cake eats like a block of soft chocolate. Noms!

Chocolate souffle cake Tartine Bakery
I love that the bakery provides a sheet on serving and keeping this cake. It reads, “Chocolate Souffle Cake, Opera Cake: Both of these cakes may be served cool or at room temperature. If served cool they are sliceable with a hot knife (run knife under very hot water and dry off to slice). The cakes may be served at room temperature, although they fillings will be considerably softer and more difficult to handle. The Opera will still be sliceable, however the Souffle Cake will have a soft, mousse-like consistency which some people prefer. These cakes keep well for several days in the refrigerator.”

Banana cream tart – Tartine Bakery

Banana cream tart Tartine Bakery

Dark chocolate and caramel coated flaky pastry shell filled with sliced bananas and cream, topped with shaved chocolate and powdered sugar. 9″ tart $40
Tartine Bakery, San Francisco

Wow, this tart was amazing! Messy, but AMAZING! If you love bananas, you’ll absolutely love this tart. I’m not a huge banana fan, but I will eat this tart any day! I brought this to a Christmas party and it was a big hit. You can never go wrong with bringing a tart or cake from Tartine!

Banana cream tart Tartine Bakery

In the box just waiting to be eaten!

Banana cream tart Tartine Bakery

The pastry shell was pretty thick and because it was chocolate and caramel coated, it was fairly difficult to slice through. But after you did, you received a great surprise as the sliced bananas came pouring out. Amazing!

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Wheat bread loaf – Tartine Bakery

Wheat bread loaf Tartine Bakery

Freshly baked loaf of bread. The kind of bread changes daily and they’re only available after 5pm Tuesday through Sunday . This was a wheat bread and it was VERY good. I slowly ate it over several days and it kept very well stored in a plastic storage bag. $8.75
Tartine Bakery, San Francisco

Wheat bread loaf Tartine Bakery

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Double pain au chocolat – Tartine Bakery

Project 365: Day 24

It’s a beautiful day this morning! I little chilly but the sun is shining bright and the air is fresh.

Went to Tartine Bakery around 8:15am and there was already a line out the door. I purchased this chocolate croissant and a cake for the work party tonight. I’m always surprised how much the cakes are. I mean they’re really good but a 12″ chocolate souffle cake for $62 still a lot!

Gonna be busy today. I have to clean the entire house, do laundry, work on the computer, order Filipino food and pick it up, make a grocery store run and everything else before people start arriving tonight. It’ll be fun though. Someone is bringing a Magic Mic so it’ll be a karaoke battle up in here, lol!

Double pain au chocolat Tartine Bakery

Chocolate croissant with Valrhona chocolate. $4.50
Tartine Bakery, San Francisco

This is an expensive croissant, but I’ll admit that it’s totally worth it! It’s SO frickin’ flaky, buttery and delicious. Seriously, the flaky exterior falls apart just by looking at it. SO good!

Double pain au chocolat Tartine Bakery

Wish there was more chocolate inside, but I do think the ratio is appropriate. I’m just a chocolate whore, lol!

Double pain au chocolat Tartine Bakery

The pain au chocolat is also pretty large. It’s so rich that I can only eat half of it at a time.

Lemon cream tart – Tartine Bakery

Lemon cream tart Tartine Bakery

Sweet pastry shell filled with rich lemon cream, topped with unsweetened whipped cream and garnished with a dahlia petal.  $6.25
Tartine Bakery, San Francisco

Wow, this tart was absolute perfection!  I’ve heard people rave about this lemon cream tart, and now I know why!  The lemon cream is so silky smooth, sweet and with just the right amount of tartness.  The pastry shell is also amazing and the large dollop of unsweetened cream puts it over the top.  I ate this during the weekend so the calories don’t count, lol!

Lemon cream tart Tartine Bakery

And did I mention how beautiful it is!? I almost didn’t want to cut into it because as SO perfect looking. That hesitation didn’t last long though, and I couldn’t stop myself after I tasted the first bite. SO GOOD – NOMS!

Lemon cream tart Tartine Bakery

Morning bun – Tartine Bakery

Morning bun Tartine Bakery
This large, warm creation is a perennial favorite among Tartine Bakery patrons where they have sheets of it waiting in their display case.  The crust is perfectly flaky and buttery with a wonderful scent and flavor of oranges.  The caramelized sugar on top (or bottom depending on how you eat it) adds a chewy texture and a pop of sweetness to this perfect breakfast treat!  $3.75
Tartine Bakery, San Francisco

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2010, 2011, 2012

Cafe au lait Tartine Bakery
Throw in a cafe au lait, and you have a perfect morning.  $2.75