Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Blue Bottle and Mondrian Cake at San Francisco MoMa

Blue Bottle & Mondrian cake, SF MOMA

Only at a San Francisco museum would there be pastries inspired by art. The blue bottle rooftop cafe in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) has a selection of pastries inspired by art pieces. I stopped at the cafe while visiting the current exhibit, 'How Wine Became Modern'.

Art inspired pastries, only at SF MOMAPulling tea at SF MOMA
Left: Pastries selection Right: Pulling tea
Mondrian cake, SF MOMA
Mondrian Cake
Mondrian, SF MOMA

I took a break and ordered a caffe latte which came with a floating "leaf" milk foam. There were several interesting selection including a white hot chocolate inspired by 'Bubbles', Jeff Koon's golden Michael Jackson and Bubbles statue. I, however, had my sights on the Mondrian cake - a dense pound cake with chocolate ganache. The cake is visually simulating like the real art piece. I am picturing how to construct the cake in my mind, a rainy day project.

White Hot Chocolate inspired by 'Bubbles', SF MOMA
'Bubbles' White Hot Chocolate
Bubbles, SF MOMA
Jeff Koon's Bubbles

The 'How wine became modern' was a fun and interactive exhibit with hundreds of bottles on display, the process of fermentation, unique carafes, types of barrels and even a row of different types of wine to smell.

How wine became modern, SF MOMA
How wine became modern, SF MOMAHow wine became modern, SF MOMAHow wine became modern, SF MOMA

The San Francisco MoMa is also great for students where the tickets are half off, a fantastic deal at $9 where most place only discount a few dollars.

San Francisco MoMa
151 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94103
Neighborhood: SOMA
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Heavenly Housewife said...

That cake is soooooooooo beautiful. I'm not sure if I'd rather have that or the painting! HOw did it taste?
*kisses* HH

Lolia S said...

The cake is the cutest thing :)

Heather said...

That's a jaw-dropper. :)

foodhoe said...

I love that they make desserts inspired by the surrounding artwork! I had that cake too, loved the frosting to cake ratio... the dining area is so lovely too.

Kung Food Panda said...

They actually had a segment on that cake on "The Best Thing I've Ate." I want to try it one day....

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