Want to make your sweetheart’s day extra special? Mariposa’s chocolate layer cake is a perfect way to show your love! Shaped as a heart, this moist cake is dressed with a smooth chocolate ganache. As they say, “The way to someone’s heart is through their stomach.”
Chocolate Banana Marble Tea Cake: Fresh ripe bananas marbled with moist chocolate cake give this tea loaf just the right sweetness for a special Valentine’s treat.
Sweetheart Cookies: A delightful bunch of heart shaped sugar cookie sandwiches filled with semi-sweet chocolate ganache. A perfect gluten-free Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart!
‘Butter’ Cookies: These delicate heart shaped cookies have all the deliciousness of a traditional butter cookie without the butter (or gluten)! Topped with pink and red sanding sugar!
Viennese Tea Cookies: These bite size cookies are made with almonds and vegan butter then tossed in powdered sugar, similar to a Mexican Wedding Cookie or a Russian Tea Cookie – delicate and perfectly sweet.
Donuts: Mariposa’s vegan chocolate donuts are a customer favorite, don’t miss out!
Marcella Hazan did for Italian cooking what Julia Child did for French. Her book, Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking, was the cookbook for Italian foods of her generation. Hazan, born in 1924, was a lover of good food and received many prestigious awards, such as the James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. In the New York Times article Marcella Hazan and Her Namesake Bean, her husband Victor Hazan the wine writer says, “To Marcella, one of the ultimate pleasures in life was warm beans with good olive oil.” So naturally she found her way to Steve Sando‘s Rancho Gordo New World Specialty Food. They became online pen pals, and it wasn’t long before he asked her what bean she most missed from Italy. She told him it was the Sorana, a tiny creamy cannellini bean with the thinnest skin. The Rancho Gordo staff went hunting for the seed and through some sleuthing and luck, they found it. Marcella passed away as the first batch of beans were harvested, and owner Steve Sando named these beans Marcella to honor her memory.
A romantic mood will envelop the 1898 Ferry Building Marketplace on Valentine’s weekend. Providing a rare opportunity to experience the magic and beauty of the waterfront at night, our annual Food From the Heart event will kick off on Friday night, February 10th, in the romantic Grand Nave.
Merchants and restaurateurs at the Marketplace will offer chocolate tastings and seasonal hors d’oeuvres, and local Napa Valley Vintners will pour wine. The event is free with nominal charges for food and wine samples. Marketplace shops will all be open from 5 to 7:30pm for Valentine shopping on Friday night. There will be tango dancing and classical music to serenade visitors. There will be delicious hors d’oeuvres for $2-6 each, and vintners will pour wine for $4 per taste.
Proceeds from purchases of wine and hors d’oeuvres will benefit Slow Food San Francisco’s programs such as the School Garden Projects. Tickets will be available the night of the event at tables throughout the Marketplace. Marketplace will be open until 7:30 p.m. for Valentine shopping.
Through the friendly company Ace Parking, valet is available weekdays 9:30am to 5:30pm.
Just look for the red umbrella!
Right on the edge of the sidewalk, on the north side, between the clock tower and our north arcade shops, just by Gott’s Roadside.
Unless it’s raining.
Then you’ll find the red umbrella right under our red Arcade Shops sign, nice and dry.
But the valet gentlemen are ever watchful, and they’ve been at this for years so they can spot the differences between a drop-off, a pick-up, and a valet customer.
The ticket they hand you when you drop off your car is important for the obvious. Get it validated for a discount of $3 off an hour.
But also, there is a phone number on the back of your ticket. When you’re about ten minutes from leaving, you can call the number and the valet guys will have your car waiting for you.
These guys are so nice, they really are aces.