Pâtisserie B., SF
Even the fluffiness of the croissants makes you happy!
Wow, wow, wow – what a creation! A Parisian style patisserie has finally arrived in San Francisco. Going to this place is an amazing experience. I felt like a child finding a treasure. Everything from the design to the display is exquisite and elegant and has been carried out in grand style. The deserts are magnifiques! You will have difficulty deciding which one to taste… this is the time to surrender to temptation and culinary discovery. Les viennoiseries (pastries) are fresh, crisp, locally inspired and flavorful – even the fluffiness of the croissants makes you happy.
B. Patisserie is the inspiration of Belinda Leong and Michel Suas. Belinda was a pastry chef at Gary Danko for 8 years before embarking on an international staging in Paris, Barcelona and Copenhagen. While in Paris, she loved les tartines – open-faced sandwiches – and she included them in the menu of her San Francisco’s store. Michel Suas himself created the special levain bread used for them. I overheard from their clients that the cheese and ham tartine, served with a small salad on the side, is awesome.
Michel Suas is a French pastry chef who has worked at a three-star Michelin restaurant in Paris, the Barrier. He moved to San Francisco in 1996 and created the San Francisco Baking Institute where Belinda took some classes. Michel has written a well respected book in the field of modern French baking. At B. Patisserie, Michel and Belinda offer the people of San Francisco a gorgeous Salon de thé, which could make you feel for a moment that you might be in Paris. (Just don’t look through the window). But I promise, this is a place that will enchant you!
B. Patisserie | 2821 California St. (at Divisadero)