I noticed the pretty blonde lady shooting the new window display on University Avenue. It was the fancy dessert patisserie that I rarely go to that is next to places I do go to like Peet’s and sometimes sushi Rito and sometimes Umami burger And sometimes Café Venetia especially when the regulars are there
to watch my dog while I go in, and rarely even though it has no line now scream the ice cream sandwich place. I think I did meet a server maybe the manager when this place first opened and liked her but I forget why. But meeting the daughter of the founder and there from France made the whole picture coalesced better I would say for the cost of a scoop of ice cream to get a scrumptious baked and unique trait is worth it. Some are coated with gold real gold just a little bit which apparently is a very French thing to do it kind of reminds me of when I read years ago in high school about Danton and see saw Sydney. Carton? Coinkydink he When you buy six of these they come in a carton or a box what is the French word for box I think buying yourself these as a treat is a good excuse to learn French.
Full disclosure: the woman was pretty, the display was quite elegant a pyramid common, and generally I like a good a story, So I reach for my wallet because she had sold me I took out of 10. She comped me I think $16.75 worth.
Weirdly my brain also flashes to the Broadway musical about Europe by my former clients Stew about friendship could be bought for a Key. That was Amsterdam maybe Stew should go to France. Come to think of it they do have something about a French airline and Heidi’s voice.
I did point out to Miss Alexandra
That there is a cluster of French owned shops and restaurants on Cali Avenue.
I think I recalled seeing one or both of their San Francisco shops. One is in Hayes Valley and in fact Terry and I had our wedding banquet in that neighborhood about a year ago. And the second is at Howard and ninth in SoMa, Near The Stud. Which is ninth and Harrison. Which reminds me apropos of nothing and not macaroons but are used to be more homophobic but more recently I had a client who was a fabulous musician who worked at The Eagle and booked the bands there, D—-
edita: If Wayne Thiebaud makes it to 100, we should celebrate by eating everything in the window