I thought if it tasted half as good as it looked I'd be a happy camper.
As it turned out it tasted even better!
Some of you may remember Patisserie Philippe from the Caketastrophe blog post last year. This visit had a far happier ending :)
The Raspberry Macaron Dessert is two larger than average macaron cookies. Sandwiched between them is a layer of fresh raspberries, I think two kinds of sponge cake (chocolate and red velvet) surrounded by almond cream and topped with another raspberry macaron cookie.
It's then topped with more almond cream, a fresh rose petal with sparkling dew drops of (I think) corn syrup and a single fresh raspberry.
And you shouldn't either. If you're in SF you should hurry on over to Pâtisserie Philippe to try one for yourself. I know I use the word quite often in context to food but this dessert truly is AMAZING!
You can find Pâtisserie Philippe in the SOMA (South of Market) area near the San Francisco Design Center at 655 Townsend Street San Francisco, CA 94103