Craftsman & Wolves (William Werner of Tell Tale), SF Mission district [San Francisco]
Just read Sean's blog "Hedonia" about Craftsman & Wolves & it sounds Great. William Werner has a new place & making savory & sweet stuff.
Pain au cochon - like pain au chocolat, but with prosciutto
Rebel Within - his famous savory muffin w/ ham & soft boiled egg inside
The Devil Inside - chocolate brownie, toffee, chocolate pudding, & Foie Gras!
Craftsman & Wolves
Opens Sat 6/16/12
746 Valencia St (b/t 18 & 19th), SF
Sean's blog post:
They finally opened yesterday. Stopped by today and I wanted to try everything that I saw. We ended up getting the passionfruit sesame croissant, the roasted white chocolate verrine (white choc. panna cotta in a really cute little jar, topped with kumquats and roasted peanuts) and the devil inside (foie gras/chocolate/toffee muffin).
Everything was really, really good and the people behind the counter were all very nice. The portions are all smaller, but I like that, since the flavors are interesting and everything is very high quality.
Didn't try any of the lunch items, so I'd be interested in hearing about anyone's experiences with the savory side of the menu.
Stopped by Monday morning to check it out. The display cases are very elegant, like a jewelry store. Besides The Devil Inside, I also bought the passionfruit sesame croissant and the chocolate salted caramel brownie (shown in photo below) to go.
I took a seat at the communal table with The Devil Inside there. My first slice, cutting off about a third, only revealed the Valrhona chocolate ganache filling.
I cut through the larger piece again and finally hit the tiny sliver of foie gras.
Looks quite different from the chunk of foie in these pre-opening photos of The Devil Inside, doesn’t it?
That said, all three items were very high quality, if low on foie gras. And to me, the smaller size of the pastries is a plus.
Here’s the full slideshow for The Devil Inside (click on “show info” for captions).