Hosting dinner party. I need a chow hound idea for a purchased dessert. In the past I purchased from Tartine, humphrey ice cream, mission pies... all great yet need a new idea.Help :)
What are you serving at your dinner and what are you looking for in a dessert? Do you want something specifically located in the Mission? When's your dinner party?
I don't know if you want pie again, but I highly recommend Butterlove pies. There's no storefront and you have to call a week in advance:
The Creme Brulee Cart guy takes orders also.
Creme Brulee Cart
San Francisco, CA, San Francisco, CA
How about something from Crixa bakery? I'm partial to the poppyseed rugelach and the fatima's thighs, and they have a lot of unusual cakes.
Or something old school like sacripantina from Stella's?
how about Sibby's cupcakes
Butterscotch On The Go
ice cream sandwiches made with Anthony's cookies and Mr/Mrs Miscellaneous Ice Cream
macarons from Bouchon Bakery or Patisserie Phillippe
how about a wow dish like this:
6528 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
Yes! I agree completely. A croquembouche is the absolute best idea for a cocktail party. An amazing, wow-inducing tower of confected awesomeness that guests can dismantle throughout the night. It has everything: elegance + hedonism + crowd-pleasing, drool-inducing, caramel-covered deliciousness.
I really love the cakes, petits fours, gateaux, cookies, etc. at Nora's Patisserie at 29 San Pedro Rd. in Colma.
29 San Pedro Rd, Colma, CA
Try Pacific Puffs for fantastic cream puffs and each guest gets their own dessert.
2201 Union Street, San Francisco, CA