The Experience: We got up early on a Saturday morning to head down to the Alemany Farmer's Market. Once again, we had Muggs with us, but when we got to the Farmer's Market, they told us "no dogs allowed", so we had to make a quick dash for it while we left Muggs in the car. We raced through the market, searching everywhere before we came to the small coffee stand labeled "Sabores del Sur". I don't think either of us really expected that this unassuming coffee stand would have much in the way of desserts, but were we ever wrong. We bought our cookies and some coffee from the incredibly sweet owner and raced back to the car to enjoy our cookies back at home.
My Expectation: I really wasn't expecting much. I had already been to the best Mexican pastry shop EVER, in Dallas, so I was fairly sure these cookies wouldn't compare.
Evaluation: Occasionally a person eats something that is perfect. These cookies are that dessert. I'm fairly certain that if there is a heaven that it is made out of these cookies. The stuff in the middle is a carmel like filling, which looks like it's going to be thick and frosting-like, but it's light and airy and has the delicious taste of carmel. YUM. If you have no other reason to go, head down to this place and try these cookies. They are just that good.
#1 - Alfajores from Sabores del Sur
#2 - Lemon Cream Tart from Tartine Bakery
Eric's Thoughts: Here