It's 9:00am on a Sunday morning, and a line has already formed outside Tartine Bakery. I can't help but wonder, does anyone sleep in on Sundays anymore? I make my way to the end of the line and try to wait patiently. But I'm dreaming of a hot and steamy bowl, (yes, I said bowl), of cappuccino to start my day, so patience is not so easy to come by this morning.
Well worth waiting in a long line for this!
Linda's enjoying her cup too!
Shortly after this photo was taken, this little girl devoured her entire croissant!
I pick a Croque Monsieur for my breakfast (and lunch too). The most flavorful mushrooms and tomatoes on a slice of their famous bread, topped with Gruyere cheese. It is the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich. Thank you Tartine! You never disappoint me.
Pastry chef Elisabeth Prueitt and her husband, renowned baker Chad Robertson, are the co-owners of Tartine Bakery and Bar Tartine in San Francisco. They both trained at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. Elisabeth and Chad traveled, trained, and cooked in France and upon their return, opened Bay Village Bakery in Point Reyes Station, California. Using a wood fired brick oven, they baked bread and created rustic, elegant pastries using many of the techniques they had learned abroad. Chad's bread garnered the attention of Alain Ducasse, who wrote about the couple in his book, Harvesting Excellence. After 6 years of baking in the countryside, they relocated to San Francisco to open Tartine Bakery in 2002. Elisabeth was named Pastry Chef of the Year in San Francisco Magazine. Tartine Bakery is continually rated in the Zagat Survey as Best Bakery and Best Breakfast in San Francisco. Elisabeth and Chad were nominated for James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chefs in 2006 and 2007, and won the award in 2008. Their first book, 'Tartine', published by Chronicle Books, was chosen by Corby Kummer of the Atlantic Monthly in the New York Times list of selected top ten cookbooks of 2006. It was also nominated for a James Beard award for the photography of France Ruffenach. Tartine Bread, Chad's second book, published by Chronicle Books is out now.
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