There are very few dishes that command an "ooh...ahh..." from everyone at a 10-seat table. Well, that's exactly what the baked cod at R & G lounge did on a recent evening in San Francisco's Chinatown. What first struck me was the generous portion, with the caramelized exterior which somewhat resembled the hue and shape of a ham. Incredibly buttery, this melt-in-your mouth fish goes absolutely perfect with a bowl of steamed rice and fresh bok choy.
R & G is a favorite among local chefs and one visit later, you will see why.
Bi-Rite Creamery founders Anne Walker and Kris Hoogerhyde along with co-author Dabney Gough hosted an intimate launch party for their just-released cookbook, Sweet Cream and Sugar Conesat 18 Reasons in San Francisco's Mission District. Friends, family and ice cream lovers came to celebrate both the guide and the chance to now create 90 of Bi-Rite's unique and wonderful flavors in their own home kitchens. Delectable cuisine, creative cocktails and mini Bi-Rite sugar cones kept guests smiling all night long.
"Driven by the Creamery’s most popular flavors, each chapter in Sweet Cream and Sugar Conesserves as a meditation on a particular ingredient. Featuring recipes for Bi-Rite’s famed cakes, frostings, pie crusts, and cookies, you can easily mix and match to create an infinite array of delicious custom frozen treats. Filled with step-by-step techniques and insider’s secrets, this lavishly illustrated cookbook will turn your kitchen into a personal Bi-Rite Creamery (without the long line)".
Here are some sweet pics from the launch party:
Kris Hoogerhyde, Aaron Wehner, Anne Walker, Sam Mogannam
Honey Lavender & Salted Caramel mini Bi-Rite Cones
Jamon Serrano Rolls w/Grilled Asparagus
Enjoying her Bi-Rite Ice Cream
Endive Spears w/fig & olive tapenade, Pt. Reyes blue cheese, toasted walnuts