As you've no doubt figured out by my multiple "B" posts this week, I've decided that each letter will have its own week. This gives me a chance to post multiple recipes or blogs on certain letters and will stretch out my "ABC" exercise a little longer.
I mentioned in my very first post that I love going out to new restaurants almost as I love cooking my own food. And as my bay area friends know, San Francisco is full of great eateries. I got together with my friend Kim this morning for an impromptu brunch and stopped by a delicious bakery afterwards. I also got my very first iPhone last night, so I was obsessed with playing around with the camera+ ap. As I was headed home, the light bulb went off... "It's still B week!" making "brunch" and "bakery" a perfect chance to post a few pics.
For brunch, we went to Sweet Maple on Sutter street. It looks like nothing more than your average cafe, but trust me, the food is amazing! Just look at it! I got one of their many benedict offerings...this one is the Asparagus Blackstone. It had a tomato with balsamic vinegar on top of an english muffin, topped with asparagus, "millionaire's bacon," poached egg, and hollandaise sauce. Also, I just love the breakfast potatoes in all the different colors. (Yes, I ordered extra sauce, and yes, I know what Anthony Bourdain says about hollandaise, and no, I don't care.) I love it. So. Much.
Kim got the grand marnier french toast with a side of eggs and the millionaire's bacon. YUMMMM.
Afterwards, we stopped by Fillmore Bakeshop because Kim wanted some macarons. I'm not sure I've really ever had one, so she bought me one. I got that Hazelnut one sitting by itself in the front. I'm still full from breakfast so I haven't tried it yet, but it looks delish. I love all of the different colors!
This place is really cool. The pumpkins on the left are made out of chocolate. So pretty! (And by the way, how about that new 8 megapixel camera on the iPhone4S?!)