Afternoon Tea at Tout Sweet + Downloadable Food Labels
Today is National Dessert Day. And to celebrate, we rewarded our sweet tooth with a visit to Tout Sweet for afternoon tea and pastries.
Like most people, I find the weekends to be a good excuse to indulge in dessert…or a burger and fries, or a burger, fries, and dessert. But a Tuesday afternoon trip for tea and pastries seemed like a great way to break-up the week. Major apologies to my dentist! The clean and open environment of Tout Sweet, the pâtisserie opened by chef Yigit Pura in downtown San Francisco, was the perfect place to settle in for tea time.
Tout Sweet has an enviable pastry case filled with macarons in creative flavors like Tahitian Vanilla Bean, Salted Caramel Buttercream, Sicilian Pistachio, and Earl Grey Tea, just to name a few. Several different flavors piqued our curiosity, so we took a long time choosing. The 5th Element, pictured above, was the show-stopper of the afternoon. I couldn’t believe the amount of deliciousness packed into this small off-white dome of a pastry. What is the 5th Element? A rich yet light, flavorful yet delicate, dessert of Vanilla Bean Genoise cake layered with raspberry cream, fresh raspberries, and oolong tea-infused white chocolate mousse. Amazing!
In addition to inventive desserts, Tout Sweet also offers savory breakfast items as well as impressive cakes for special events. We got a beautiful view of San Francisco’s Union Square, great service, refreshing citrus herbal tea, and forkfuls of pastries all in one afternoon. Irene and I left Tout Sweet feeling totally satisfied with our afternoon indulgence!
Feeling inspired by Yigit Pura’s creative desserts? Get inventive in your own kitchen with a copy of Sweet Alchemy, available now. And make sure to download these Sweet Alchemy-inspired food labels to keep your pantry pretty!
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