Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Christmas!

 Gingerbread for Santa

Because Santa deserves the very best...
 we went to Tartine Bakery in San Francisco yesterday
to pick up our holiday order of
Soft Glazed Gingerbread Tiles.

 Gingerbread Tiles

Years ago,
I saw Pastry Chef, Elizabeth Prueitt
(when her bakery was in Marin County)
on the  Martha Stewart show

They looked like a wonderful holiday treat and
I even purchased the Springerle Rolling Pin
she uses to decorate them
so I could make them at home. 

Well, I've never made them at home
partly because I've always wanted to taste Elizabeth's first.

 In Line for
Santa's Cookies

For years, I have tried to buy Tartine's
Soft Glazed Gingerbread Tiles
during the Christmas season but they're always sold out.

So this year,
I was a smart Santa's Helper and placed a holiday pre-order for
my Gingerbread Tiles to avoid disappointment.
For holiday pre-orders at Tartine you must pick them up
on Christmas Eve...
 so off to San Francisco we went yesterday.

 Croque Monsieurs

We made it to Tartine at 2:00 PM.

Every time we've been to Tartine,
there is always a line out the door.  It was no different on Christmas Eve
only this day there were two lines...
one for customers of the day
and one for holiday pre-order pick ups. 

We ended up standing in both lines and even managed to snag an outdoor table
to enjoy a late lunch at Tartine, too. 
It was our first time finally getting a table
for lunch at Tartine.

Lunch at Tartine
is the next best thing to a table for two
at a cafe in Paris!

Union Square
San Francisco

I think we've started a new Christmas tradition...
going to San Francisco on
Christmas Eve!

Merry Christmas to you
savor every moment with your family and loved ones!

1 comment:

Teresa Parkins said...

Thank you for sharing such lovely pictures of your holiday season outing and well done you for snagging such delicious treats! Who could not love San Francisco!