Pate de Fruit?
Any idea on where to pick up good pate de fruit (fruit gelatin candies) in San Francisco (or the Bay Area in general)?
A friend brought me an assortment from Paris (from Calixte, 64 Rue St. Louis) and I am down to my last two. Sadness.
Yup. Recchiuti's are amazing. I also like their Cassis strata: a layer a black currant pate de fruits, a layer of chocolate ganache, enrobed in chocolate. Pate de fruits are kind of trendy right now -- I see them in a lot of confectioners and pastry shops.
1 Ferry Bldg # 30, San Francisco, CA
Christopher Elbow has them, but I do not recommend.
I don't know Calixte, but my favorite place for these is Hediard in Paris.
(Actually, this spring I found a japanese place at Mitsukoshi in Tokyo that may even be better than Hediard...)
Elbow's are nowhere near as good, though. The flavors are not as intense, and they are too sweet/sugary IMO.
(P.S. I *do* like the chocolate at Christopher Elbow, and recommend them for that, just not the Pate de fruit)