French pastries in San Francisco?
Four years ago, thanks to Chowhound, I "found" Pasterrie Delange on Fillmore/Bush. Now I am sad to hear they are closing along with Pasterrie Philippe. With a family wedding this December, I am again in search of french pastries. I also would like to find a bakery which can master a Croquembouche. I know this may be a challenge with two good bakeries closing recently but are there any French bakeries left in San Francisco? Thank you for your help.
If you're willing to cross the Bay Bridge for an incredibly delicious and astonishlingly good value, give Le Bedaine in Albany a try. I purchased three large pastries (fruit tart, Millefiore(sp?) and chocolate cream puffs) for @ $40 and was amazed at the the quality and quantity. Alo purchased the house-made smoked sausage; as a non-smoked person, it was delicious!~ Added it to a pasta sauce and it was so tasty. As previously stated on CH, prices are amazing and the service and product are perfection. Plus, it's on the free parking section of Solano Ave.
I'm sorry not to have an answer for you. But I'm alarmed to hear that Philippe is also closing. It's after hours and I can't call to get more information --- details please?
Patisserie Philippe (moving)
655 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94103
1890 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA