I was first introduced to Craftsman and Wolves (CAW) through Cooking Channel’s Unique Sweets in 2012, which was roughly the same time I moved to San Francisco. I remember thinking, ‘what an intriguing bakery,’ and it was just 10 minutes driving from my place!!! Lucky lucky me.
Once visited, not only CAW surpassed my expectation, but it also made me proud to be in the same city as this fantastic pâtisserie. I have been bragging about it to my out-of-town friends ever since —even my friends in Thailand are eager to visit.
If I am to describe CAW to someone; personally, I will have to compare it with Renaissance paintings as the craftsmanship is exquisite, time-consuming, and elegant. Some pastry even takes a few days to make—hence the cube cakes. Aside from “rabel within” & chocolate croissant stack that CAW is famous for, I personally love the ‘warm salted butter caramel with lavender arlettes’ —that I don’t see it on the wall menu, but you can find it on the website— and any seasonal tart. I already tried raspberry tart, blackberry tart, and last time I visited, I tried quince & pomegranate tart; all are absolutely fantastic. If you love chocolate & bread, be sure to get there on Friday – Sunday for chocolate sourdough; I bought mine from CAW booth at Ferry Building farmers market, and it was gone in a matter of minutes once I got home. Yes, you can find CAW booth at Ferry Building farmers market every Saturday as well.
Hopefully, this post will make you want to plan your day around CAW soon. if you are coming to visit San Francisco, please make it to CAW as well. But if you live in SF, I surely hope this post makes you run to CAW tomorrow.
Naturally, some of you who follow this blog for awhile might wonder why I now blog differently. Am I going to do a restaurant/bakery/coffee house etc. review from now on? The answer is no; I am not going to critique or review any place. Basically, if I don’t like it, I won’t write about it. Make no mistake, I am not qualified to critique anyone, and what I don’t like doesn’t necessarily translate to ‘not good.’ 🙂 Having said that, I think you, most likely, are going to like the place I recommend though.
The truth is I am just starting to like the challenge of photographing the food, drink, location, and people outside my comfort zone. I am learning ‘the art of photographing without being intrusive’ very carefully by doing this. It’s quite difficult and I need to practice. I will still blog about food & recipe, just in case you are wondering, but once in awhile, this kind of post will pop up. I hope you don’t mind.
Thank you so much for being here. Until next post, have a wonderful day. xoxo
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