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.

Pecan tart – Hutch Bar & Kitchen

Pecan tart - Hutch Bar & Kitchen
With vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Per person dinner $20
Hutch Bar & Kitchen, Oakland CA

Ok, this tart was TINY, but I really didn’t mind after that gigantic fried chicken dinner. It still tasted great and the ice cream was an added bonus. Mmm…

Manhattan cocktail - Hutch Bar & Kitchen
Manhattan on the rocks.

Warm peach sticky bun – Town Hall

Warm peach sticky bun - Town Hall
Bourbon caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream, candied pecans. $9
Town Hall, San Francisco CA

Mmm, this dessert was very tasty and the peaches were great. The sticky bun was a bit too caramelized on the bottom and hard to cut through, but all the flavors were there and the vanilla ice cream helped to soften up everything.

View of Twin Peaks

View of Twin Peaks from Noe Valley.

Pecan roll – Arizmendi Bakery

Pecan roll - Arizmendi Bakery
Bread flour, eggs, buttermilk, cream, sugar, cinnamon, raisins, brown sugar, butter, pecans, yeast, salt. $2.75
Arizmendi Bakery, San Francisco CA

Not too sweet, but utterly delicious. I’m kinda sad that I couldn’t eat it right away cause I’m sure it’s even better warm!

Noe Valley Bakery cakes

Sock monkey and magic rabbit cakes at Noe Valley Bakery, 24th Street.

Roasted baby beet salad – Trio Restaurant

Roasted baby beet salad - Trio Restaurant
Baby beets, mixed greens, pecans, blue cheese, citrus sections, balsamic vinaigrette. $9
Trio Restaurant, Palm Springs CA

You can’t really tell, but there are tiny pieces of roasted beets in there – I swear! That was another disappointing thing about this restaurant – if I’m ordering a beet salad, I think the beets should be a prominent component! Ugh!

North Palm Canyon Drive nearing sunset
North Palm Canyon Drive nearing sunset.