Hot cross bun – Noe Valley Bakery

Hot cross bun - Noe Valley Bakery
Spiced bread with raisins and walnuts. $2.60
Noe Valley Bakery, San Francisco

Bought a dozen of these yesterday to take on our Easter wine tasting trip to Sonoma. It was a fun way to spend Easter with friends, but I might have over done it! I’m suffering today because of it, lol!

San Francisco Ferry Building
San Francisco Ferry Building.


Glazed roasted squab – Bodega Bistro

Glazed roasted squab - Bodega Bistro
Chim quay. With caramelized onions and golden raisins. $16
Bodega Bistro, San Francisco CA

Although there’s not much meat on this squab and you have to really work to get what little meat there is, I still enjoyed this delicious dish. The squab had a beautifully crispy skin and when dipped into the vinegary sauce and eaten with some caramelized onions and sweet raisins, each bite of squab was heaven!

7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2013

Bon Tempe Lake
Bon Tempe Lake, Marin County.

Artic char – Maven

Artic char - Maven
Fried brussels sprouts, white beans, red verjus, golden raisins, dill. Bloomspot 4-course chef’s tasting menu with cocktail pairings for two.
Maven, San Francisco CA

I love how crispy they fried the skin on the char. The brussels sprouts were delicious and the shallot(?) compote on top was also yummy. A successful dish.

Bitter Brother in Law cocktail - Maven

Bitter Brother in Law Cocktail: pisco, vermouth, elderflower, gentian, Peruvian bitters.
Why the bitter in-law gotta be latino?! 😉

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.

Argentine empanda – Pisco Latin Lounge

Argentine empanda Pisco Latin Lounge

Estancia ground sirloin, golden raisins, pimiento stuffed olives. $3
Pisco Latin Lounge, San Francisco

I think I like the chicken empanada better, but this was also tasty! I somehow liked the powdered sugar on top. It was a nice flavor contrast to the ground beef and olives inside the empanada. I need to learn how to make their super buttery, flaky empanada crust! It’s SO good!

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.