Spotted SF / Union Square / St. Francis Sweet Boutique

Spotted SF / Union Square / St. Francis Sweet Boutique

Spotted SF / Union Square / St. Francis Sweet Boutique

Spotted SF / Union Square / St. Francis Sweet Boutique

Spotted SF / Union Square / St. Francis Sweet Boutique

Spotted SF / Union Square / St. Francis Sweet Boutique

Spotted SF / Union Square / St. Francis Sweet Boutique

Spotted SF / Union Square / St. Francis Sweet Boutique

Spotted SF / Union Square / St. Francis Sweet Boutique

Spotted SF / Union Square / St. Francis Sweet Boutique

Spotted SF / Union Square / St. Francis Sweet Boutique

Spotted SF / Union Square / St. Francis Sweet Boutique

This Wednesday, November 23rd at 11:00 AM, the St. Francis continues its holiday tradition revealing not one but TWO handcrafted castles in its Landmark Lobby.

A couple of weeks ago I joined Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Francois Houdré in his kitchen as he was preparing each for their debut. The idea for the first, the Sugar Castle, was sparked by his children and inspired by his many travels. It resembles a beautiful French chateau with grand towers, individual rooms and illuminated windows. The second, the Enchanted Castle, will make its first appearance next week. This winter wonderland will feature elaborate gift boxes, gingerbread trees, colored candies and lots of charming little elves. Both castles will be on display through January 2nd.

Additionally the Sweet Boutique will be offering plenty of Chef Houdré’s sweet treats, including macarons, cookies, shortbreads, gingerbread men and a “special of the day”. The boutique will be open Saturdays and Sundays from November 26 to December 18 from 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Westin St. Francis
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Ph: 415 397 7000
westinstfrancis.com

*All images by me, Leslie.