Craftsman & Wolves’ Spin on Afternoon Tea
When the very creative Pastry Chef William Werner decided to offer up a new afternoon tea at his Craftsman & Wolves patisserie in San Francisco, you knew it wasn’t going to be the usual staid cucumber sandwich affair.
Instead think apple gruyere scones, buckwheat crumpets, clotted cream and olive oil curd.
Not to mention beet root madelines and salt cod with brioche.
Choose either a pot of Naivetea’s oolong or tisane to go along with it all.
The menu will change with the seasons.
Afternoon tea, available Monday through Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., is $22 per person or $40 for two. Reservations are recommended by calling (415) 913-7713.
Veteran San Francisco Chef Carlo Middione Hosts Two Special Dinners
Long-time Chef Carlo Middione and art connoisseur Daniel Friedlander are teaming up for two nights of wining and dining amid magnificent artwork in an 1908 landmark building in San Francisco, Oct. 18 and Oct. 20.
Middione who for decades owned the stellar Vivande and Vivande Porta Via, both in San Francisco, lost most of his senses of smell and taste four years ago following a car accident in which his small sedan was broadsided by another vehicle. Despite that, he’s still able to cook rather magnificently, as evidenced by the lunch he cooked for me when I profiled him two years ago for a story in the San Francisco Chronicle.