Torta cioccolato- Pesce

Torta cioccolato- Pesce
Pecan crust, dark chocolate ganache, berries, cream, sea salt. $8
Pesce, San Francisco CA

This chocolate torte was super rich and yummy. The berries and whipped cream were nice to help cut the rich chocolate, and the coarse sea salt was the perfect addition.

Castro Theatre interior
Castro Theatre interior.

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Craft cider and beer – The Noble Fir

Habanero Cider - The Noble Fir
Habanero Cider, Finnriver Cidery, Chimacum, WA. $8
The Noble Fir, Seattle WA

Mmm, both these glass were really tasty! The habanero cider had just the right amount of habanero flavor without getting too hot and making it unpleasant to drink. And the Imperial Red with chocolate was bold and delicious.

Red Sea Imperial Red with Chocolate - The Noble Fir
Red Sea Imperial Red with Chocolate, Caldera/Big Island Collab, Portland, OR. $9

Assorted babycakes – Cupcake Royale

Assorted babycakes - Cupcake Royale
Vanilla and chocolate cake with buttercream frosting, and seasonal maple flavor.
Cupcake Royale, Seattle WA

Assorted babycakes - Cupcake Royale
These little babycakes are cute, but they’re definitely not as good as their normal sized cupcakes. While the flavors were there, they were kinda dry and lifeless. I bought these for my niece’s birthday and the kids seemed to enjoy them nevertheless.

Ferrero indulgence sundae – Chocolate Spoon by Icebergs

Ferrero indulgence sundae - Chocolate Spoon by Icebergs
Vanilla and cookies ‘n cream ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream, Ferrero Rocher hazelnut chocolates, cherry. 185 PHP
Chocolate Spoon by Icebergs, Manila PHILIPPINES

After a long day exploring Robinsons Place Manila, we needed a little treat to keep us going. This sundae did just the trick. I don’t think the ice cream was all that great, but I liked the overall flavor of the sundae.

Relief map of the Philippines
Relief map of the Philippines, Rizal Park.

Assorted macarons – Fresh Flours

Assorted macarons - Fresh Flours
Passion fruit, black currant, earl grey, chocolate, green tea, and raspberry. Each $1.35
Fresh Flours, Seattle WA

Assorted macarons - Fresh Flours
Omg, I’m in heaven! I bought a box of these to take to a family event because everybody loves macarons! My nieces and nephews can destroy these things in zero seconds flat. As macarons go, these were very good and the staff at Fresh Flours were great.

Assorted macarons - Fresh Flours

Honey poached pears – Radio Africa & Kitchen

Honey poached pears - Radio Africa & Kitchen
Chocolate, citron cream and berries. Pre fixe menu
Radio Africa & Kitchen, San Francisco CA

This was a delicious, simple dessert! I loved the flavors of this dish and the fact that it wasn’t too sweet. The rich, dense chocolate torte was sliced thinly enough so that it didn’t weigh down the other components. Noms!

Rose wine - Radio Africa & Kitchen
Rose wine.

Poison oak
Poison oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum, Anacardiaceae), Bon Tempe Lake.