Food lovers come to San Francisco for the city’s infamous sourdough, outstanding farmers market produce, and California common beers from local microbreweries. But for some Bay Area chefs, the one flavor that truly captures the essence of San Francisco is abalone.
Whatever wise soul once said “we eat with our eyes first” must’ve been looking at Juan Contreras’s desserts. It’s no secret that first impressions are lasting impressions, which is exactly why Contreras, pastry chef at San Francisco’s Bel [...]
Pastry Chef Francis Ang likes a challenge. And when certain members of his team questioned savory bread pudding for staff meal, he set out to prove them wrong. “[A cook] said he didn't like savory bread pudding,” says Ang. “So of course, I had to make him realize how good savory bread pudding could be.