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The Starter: Sundae, Chocolaty Sundae

San Francisco magazine staff | October 11, 2012 | Food & Drink Story Eat and Drink

Before there was Bi-Rite Creamery’s famous salted caramel ice cream, there was Michael Recchiuti’s equally famous burnt caramel ice cream (which used to be sold at Bi-Rite Market itself). Recchiuti’s ice cream is now available again, this time at the Chocolate Lab—the renowned chocolatier’s Dogpatch cafĂ©, which is set to open just about now. This time it’s fashioned into a sundae designed for adults, topped with tuiles of chocolate, burnt caramel almonds and hazelnuts, cubes of toasted housemade marshmallows, and crunchy little chocolate-covered pearls, all served with a ready-to-pour mini-pitcher of warm, extra-bitter chocolate sauce. Your only job—if you can call it that—is to spoon it all up before it melts. 801 22ND ST. (AT TENNESSEE ST.), 415-489-2881


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