Once in a while, there comes a day where everything has one thing in common.  When that day comes and it’s French, you know it’s going to be awesome!  Accompanying that day was Monsieur Dennis and Madame Mindy…our first stop?  My absolute favorite French bakery:

Tartine: http://www.yelp.com/biz/tartine-bakery-san-francisco-2
600 Guerrero St
(between 19th St & 18th St)
San Francisco, CA 94110

French Day in SF

Must try:
Tartine’s Lemon Cream Tart

Next, just across the street…a famous ice cream spot:

Bi Rite Creamery http://www.yelp.com/biz/bi-rite-creamery-san-francisco
3692 18th St
(between Dolores St & Oakwood St)
San Francisco, CA 94110

French Day in SF

BiRite Creamery’s famous
Salted Caramel ice cream!

Ice cream + Dolores  Park (http://www.yelp.com/biz/dolores-park-san-francisco)…perfect!!

Then for dinner, we went a random French restaurant (which turned out only decent…just don’t order the Andouillette tripe sausage!!!! It’s nasty!):

Cafe Bastille http://www.yelp.com/biz/cafe-bastille-san-francisco-2
22 Belden Pl
(between Bush St & Pine St)
San Francisco, CA 94104

French Day in SF

Menu

French Day in SF

Lapin A La Moutarde – rabbit in mustard grain sauce

French Day in SF

Escargots de Bourgogne – in garlic and parsley butter

French Day in SF

Paulet Au Cidre
Chicken braised in cidre and calvados, pearl onions, bacon and mushrooms

And finally, our last stop was at the Orpheum Theater for the showing of my absolute favorite musical Les Miserables!  The richness of the characters and the deep rooted theme of God’s love and compassion — all wrapped in musical goodness….c’est si bon!!

Oh yea, while you’re here, don’t forget to read up on my visit to the actual sewers of Paris in 2011 (an important setting in the story of Les Miserables): http://www.hungrycactus.com/2012/06/03/musee-des-les-egouts-de-paris-2011

French Day in SF

Orpheum Theater

French Day in SF

Les Miserables Playbill

French Day in SF

Orpheum Theater, my seat was in the last balcony row — still a wonderful view! =)


Hungry Cactus’ verdict: A

Overall a very fun and filled day!  Themed outings are waaaaaay too fun!  Until my next adventure…au revoir!

Categories: food