Chocolate cremeux – Jardiniere

Chocolate cremeux - Jardiniere
Cherry, chicory ice cream. Tasting menu $140
Jardiniere, San Francisco CA

The dense, decadent chocolate cremeux was delicious and paired wonderfully with the cherries. The chicory ice cream had a restrained flavor that wasn’t overly herbal. I thought the dessert was well balanced and had a nice variety of textures.

Mini macarons - Jardiniere
Mini macarons. Noms!

California manroot
California manroot fruit (Marah fabaceus, Cucurbitaceae), Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve.

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Macarons – Le Panier

Macarons - Le Panier
Orange, citron, framboise. $1.75 each
Le Panier, Seattle WA

We all know by now that macarons are one of my all-time favorites! I love their texture, their beautiful colors, and scrumptious flavors. Needless to say I enjoyed these immensely!

Seattle Great Wheel, Pier 57
Seattle Great Wheel, Pier 57. Will have to try this large Ferris wheel one day.

Rum raisin & Coconut macarons – La Boulange de Noe

Project 365: Day 13

Had a pretty tough time at the gym this morning. I felt really tired and weak. The 4 days off in Palm Springs without exercise really made a difference. I still tried to be productive though. I was STARVING after the gym so I made a quick grocery run at Whole Foods and grabbed a couple macaron flavors I haven’t tried yet from La Boulange.

It’s been super cold in San Francisco since I’ve been back. I was freezing on the way to the gym and had to wear a scarf. Although it was super cold, the light on our balcony was bright and made for these great pics. I’m gonna be taking plenty of morning food pics since I’m back to working nights.

Rum raisin & Coconut macarons La Boulange de Noe

I liked both of these flavors, but the coconut really knocked my socks off! It had great flavor and the texture from the coconut bits was fun. Although I like the rum raisin, I couldn’t have told you the flavor without knowing prior. It was a good, but indistinguishable.  $1.50 each
La Boulange de Noe, San Francisco

Rum raisin La Boulange de Noe

Rum rasisin macaron.

Coconut macaron La Boulange de Noe

Coconut macaron.

Cherry & Pistachio macarons – La Boulange de Noe

Cherry & Pistachio macarons La Boulange de Noe

2 more delicious macarons from La Boulange!  In a little bit, I’ll have tried all the flavors.  I’m a huge fan of pistachio macarons, but the cherry macaron was also very good.  I thought the lil’ pink sugary bits were a cute touch.  The pistachio macaron had a beautiful light green color and it tasted amazing.  Noms!  $1.50 each
La Boulange de Noe, San Francisco

Cherry macaron La Boulange de Noe

Cherry macaron.

Pistachio macaron La Boulange de Noe

Pistachio macaron.