Monday, February 22, 2010

Grapefruits: Not just an excuse to buy a super-specific spoon

Have you heard? It's grapefruit season! Happy grapefruit season! We're celebrating pretty seriously, with cakes & macarons & general enthusiasm. As usual.

The Grapefruit Cream cake you see above is soooooooo special. Our delicate vanilla sponge cake is moistened with simple syrup, topped with almond meringue (dacquoise!), a generous layer of grapefruit cream, and sweet Chantilly cream, and finally sprinkled with dacquoise dust. Don't you want to be sprinkled with dacquoise dust? The texture of this cake is quite unctuous- it somehow reminds me of tres leches cake!

Grapefruit Cream Cake Slice
Availability: Ferry Building Only, Slices Only
Price: $5

From Miette

And, they may look humble, but those little morsels pictured above are highly-anticipated, impossible-to-forget Grapefruit Macarons. Our true macaron love is probably the Pistachio, but every winter we have a Summer Lovin'-style fling with the irresistible Grapefruit. Tell me more!

Grapefruit Macarons
Availability: Ferry Building, Octavia
Price: $1.75/each

Other grapefruit excitement around town?
*Bar Tartine is serving the fantastic cure-all, the Sunny Honey: grapefruit juice, white wine, vermouth & honey.
*Bi-Rite is selling specially-bred Cocktail Grapefruits, for all your home mixologing.
*Humphrey Slocombe is scooping Pink Grapefruit Sorbet. That's the only one on this list I haven't tried, so I better scoot on over soon. I hear it's dangerously refreshing.
*ALSO!- Nopalito is mixing sparkling white wine with fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice. Good enough to woo me away from my beloved Michelada!


Simply Mel said...

I'll be dreaming of grapefruits tonight! Tomorrow I will quench my unyielding cravings....

Miette said...

Grapefruits do have a knack for haunting your dreams- in the best way! Hope to see you soon!