Pave chocolate creme brulee and raspberry key lime mousse. Three course dinner prix fixe $35
Cafe Bastille, San Francisco CA
These desserts were decent. They weren’t super fancy or delicious, but they were different enough from each other to hold my interest.
Holocaust Memorial by George Segal, California Palace of the Legion of Honor
Chocolate layer cake with strawberry frosting, lemon cookie, peach crepe with chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce. Buffet
DADS Kamayan Saisaki, Manila PHILIPPINES
The cake and cookie were throw-away dessert, but the peach crepe was pretty good because they make it to order and it’s got ice cream on top. Ice cream makes any dessert better, duh! 🙂
AERA Memorial Museum, Villa Escudero.
Traditional pound cake with caramelized apples and brown sugar. $2.45
Starbucks, San Francisco CA
As far was “American” Starbucks pastries go, this was actually ok. It’s not the best cake ever, but it was at least moist and didn’t taste like cardboard (like most of the crap the pass off as pastries).
California poppy (Eschscholzia californica, Papaveraceae), Bon Tempe Lake.
With candied carrot and caramel.
Incanto, San Francisco CA
This carrot cake was moist and delicious with a great carrot-y flavor. The caramel sauce put it over the top! Noms!
Redwood trees, Bon Tempe Lake.
With rice, steamed vegetables, macaroni salad, chocolate chip bread, and pound cake. Complimentary
San Francisco (SFO) to Manila (MNL), Philippine Airlines
This was the first time I’d flown Philippine Airlines and I was pretty impressed. I was way back in Economy, but the seats were still comfortable and there was a surprising amount of leg room for the back of the plane. The food was decent too. I don’t eat much Filipino food, but I definitely crave it now and then. I enjoyed that the PAL food was distinctly Filipino. 🙂
Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL), Terminal 2.
Cherry preserves. $9
Piperade, San Francisco CA
This almond flour based cake was good and had a good texture, but I wasn’t amazed. I think part of my disinterest comes from the fact that I’ve been to this restaurant about three times now and it’s a frickin’ snoozefest in there! The servers, bussers, and expediters were all cold and mechanical and could care less if you were enjoying your experience or the food. For instance, I had the rack of lamb for my entree this past visit. It came out cold and way underdone so I had a few bites and left the rest on my plate because it was unappetizing. The plate was eventually removed from the table as if everybody orders a $32 plate just to eat two bites. Nobody asked me how it was or if I was enjoying it. They don’t care if you like the food and apparently they don’t care if the food is properly prepared in the first place. Once our dinner order was placed in the beginning, we no longer existed and the staff was just going through the motions. They just want to get you in and get you out! I’m actually really surprised that this restaurant is as popular as it is given my recent experiences here.
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2013
Colorful aeoniums, Kentfield.
Figs, honey ricotta sherbet. Tasting menu $95
Luce, San Francisco CA
This dessert was REALLY pretty, but I don’t know if everything came together seamlessly. I liked all the individual components but the flavors didn’t really gel for me. But then again I’m not a huge dessert person in the first place.
Mini macarons. Oh, how I love macarons!