Almost exactly 5 years ago, I had visited San Francisco for the first time with my wife for a short 3 day get away. As we both recalled, not nearly enough time to take in the sights and restaurants this amazing city has to offer. As a birthday gift for her, I booked us a week long vacation in the same hotel, right in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf. LOVE this area. It's like Vancouver's Granville Island on steroids.
When I had visited last, I had only enjoyed the sourdough/breads from a non-home baker standpoint. This time, needless to say, I was excited to enjoy the fine breads this city has to offer from a totally different view. Sadly, the one day we ventured deep into the downtown/Mission area, both Tartine and Tartine Bar were closed. Of course they were. Regardless, we still had some great bread from a variety of bakeries/restaurants which has me more motivated than ever to produce better breads at home. I am pretty sure the next bread I bake is going to be a SF sourdough.
This city is one of my favourites and I can not wait to go back again soon. Hopefully, catching Chad's bakery on an open for business day!
New Years dinner at The Franciscan. Wonderful bread that reminded me of a 36 Hour Baguette found on this site. With some prosciutto and fresh buratta.