Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Sorry for the late update but things got a little hectic and I forgot to post some awesome places I discovered or revisited. On Tuesday, a classmate of mine (Thanks Taiyo!) brought me to this amazing pastry shop that is hidden in Townsend. We decided to sneak off from our Portfolio class in Federal and walked all the way to Townsend and 8th Street where a small pastry restaurant called Patisserie Philippe hides behind the Adobe building. The place is small where they maybe could only have enough space for twenty diners but don't let that stop you from trying their amazing sweet pastries and savory ones as well.
Taiyo ordered the delicious Salmon Quiche with a small side of Beet Salad. The quiche was just right, not too soggy and they really give a generous amount of salmon. The Beet Salad was just perfect with the mild of garlic that doesn't overwhelm the original beet. Either than that, we ordered three cakes to share: A Banana Cream Tart, A Millie Feuille and an Apple Frangipane. First off, Banana Cream Tart is just right in my opinion. And I know that it is almost blasphemous to say this but I prefer this banana cream tart than the one in Tartine Bakery. (I am sorry, it is just waay to sweet for me).
The Millie Feuille was creamy and soft but retain a crunchy texture thanks to the thin pastries that separates the cream. It is incredibly good and the portion is big for such a valuable price. But the best one among them all has to be the Apple Frangipane where the thing that makes it unique is the dribble of caramel sauce on top of it that adds the special mixed of flavor to the dessert. Overall, if you have time, I suggest everyone to talk a trip down to Phillipe and at least get one cake because I guarantee it that you will get hooked.