Sunday, August 2

Scrumptious Sculpture

Wow, I can't believe a month has gone by since my last post (thanks to those who've been gently reminding me that I'm overdue). I've been busy working all over creation -- and playing hard, too. I have so many discoveries to share and just not enough time to get it all out there. Get ready for an onslaught!

To start, I've made it to the new SF MOMA Rooftop Sculpture Garden a couple of times since it opened in May. If you haven't discovered this little getaway, find it and then don't promote it too much to folks you know or it will cease to be a best kept secret.

Blue Bottle Coffee won the bid for resident coffee bar in the space and they're off to a good start with their usual good coffee and, refreshingly, attitude-free service. I'm told (and hopeful) some breakfast pastry selections are in the offing.

Everything's served in or on the always gorgeous Heath Ceramics and the always fabulous Recchiuti chocolate is featured in the cocoa drinks and confections.

I have to admit I was skeptical about the Mondrian cake, thinking it might be a 'beauty is skin deep' kind of treat. But the cake was moist, not too sweet, with a nice crumb and ganache that was perfectly smooth and creamy.

And the ice cream sandwich ode to Katharina Fritsch's poodles includes Humphry Slocombe ice cream, so you kinda can't go wrong. Maybe we can lobby for a Secret Breakfast version for those 21+.

I didn't get a photo of the new aprons the girls on staff wear, but they're really groovy, Japanese-designed little numbers. You know, if you're into aprons like I am, just thought I'd point it out...

Basically, the gist is this: this spot is great for enjoying some sculpture with your coffee/tea/treat. And if you're a member of the museum, you can bypass everyone in the general line and beeline it up there right when the museum opens and have it, virtually, all to yourself.


  1. Oh dear. Another Blue Bottle resto. And with a garden. Will my addiction ever wane?

    I can't wait to get back to SF. Thanks for the tip!!!

  2. The one time when you can "have your cake and eat it too"... or as I like to say, "eat your cake and have it too".
    -Tracy M.

  3. Wow, can't wait to head over there for those beautiful desserts and delicious coffee drinks. I love the shots of the cappucinos, so magically stirred!

  4. mondrian cake...its the most beautiful one i've seen so far. i am going to try one!

  5. We tend to go to the Southern California art museums more frequently - we're closer and can make them in a day or weekend trip, but the SF MOMA is one we'd like to get to sometime.

    The cake looks really cool too!