August 29, 2015

San Francisco's Coolest New Sweet Specialist: Sixth Course

Sixth Course is located at 1544 15th Street in San Franciso's hip Mission district. 
Tucked away on a quiet side street in San Francisco's Mission district, Sixth Course is a hidden gem awaiting your discovery. This trendy upscale dessert place offers fancy French-style pastries, chocolates and ice cream.

Celebrate San Francisco's unusually summery weather with a refreshing Gelato Pop from Sixth Course.  The North Beach (pistacchio gelato) and Valhrona (dark chocolate) are absolutely delicious!!

August 7, 2015

Strawberry Tart Baking Class & Tea Party!

Here's a review of the baking class & tea party in June for those who weren't able to make it. We had so much fun preparing traditional French-style Tartes aux Fruits (Berry Tarts). The strawberry season lasts until September, so it's still a great time to try this classic recipe that I learned in France. See below for a mini photo album of our efforts in the kitchen.

July 22, 2015

A Sweet Stroll through SoHo!

Selection of p√Ętisserie at Dominique Ansel Bakery in SoHo

A quest for the perfect macaron recently called me to New York City. I came for a French macaron-making workshop in Brooklyn at the Ecole Valrhona, the training program for pastry chefs that is part of the renowned chocolate company based in France. During my visit, I ventured out to explore the bakeries of Manhattan. The highlight was a stroll through SoHo, where I discovered a stylish hub of foodie delights and sampled some of the best desserts that I've ever tasted! 

Sweet SoHo Walking Tour Itinerary...
1.) Dominique Ansel Bakery (189 Spring Street)
2.) Laduree (398 West Broadway)
3.) Vosges Haut-Chocolate (132 Spring Street)
4.) MarieBelle (484 Broome Street)
5.) Georgetown Cupcake (111 Mercer Street)
6.) Balthazar Bakery (80 Spring Street) 
7.) Francois Payard Bakery (116 West Houston Street)