It was a gorgeous and sunny Saturday in San Francisco so I took advantage of the good weather and spent the day window shopping in the Mission. Valencia Street is the perfect place to get lost among the quirky boutiques, some of which are so beautifully decorated and carry such unique products that I could spend the whole day there! After working up an appetite, I stopped by Craftsman & Wolves, a small contemporary patisserie that offers minimalist sweet and savory treats that are as beautiful as they are tasty. Former pastry chef at Quince, William Werner, has created out-of-the-ordinary pastries such as savory financiers flavored with kim chi, peanuts, and scallions; chocolate croissant stacks, a cube of stacked flakey and buttery pastry layers; and the “Rebel Within,” a savory Asiago and Parmesan cheese muffin stuffed with a poached runny egg.
Want more? Check out this behind the scenes look by Eva Kolenko.
And if Craftsman & Wolves doesn’t fill you up (or if you’re just feeling excessive), stop over a few doors down at Mission Cheese. Order a couple of flights of regional cheese and let the knowledgeable staff give you a short lesson in cheese. Pair it all with some beer and wine and your Saturday night is off to an awesome start!
(images by HonestlyYum)