What I Ate: Pistacia Vera
Wouldn't you be happy to receive a gift this pretty? Box and ribbon are gratis wrappings when you buy treats from Pistacia Vera; card is hand-printed on a vintage letterpress by Sycamore Street Press and conveniently sold at the bakery.
The box (a present for my sister) held a mini Bittersweet Pistachio Feuillitine made w/lovely textures, nuts & chocolate; and a luscious slice of Coconut Passion Fruit torte ($6/each).
Even when shopping for someone else, it would be a shamefully missed oppurtunity to leave the incomparable Pistacia Vera without a little something for yourself. I went w/ this sugar-crusted Pumpkin Spice cookie ($1) and a Chocolate Brandied-Cherry Financier ($2)--both fabulously full-flavored & w/ just the right amount of sweetness