Us desert-dwellers spend all summer daydreaming about San Francisco weather — the cool, but never quite cold bay breezes, time spent with good food and good friends on a sunny park lawn before watching the fog roll in for the evening. Dream as we might about all this, we couldn't have imagined a day like our recent Sunday at Presidio Park with Sunset Magazine and Campari America.
We visited one of the city's, if not the country's, most beloved bread institutions [you guessed it — Tartine] for a near-car full of Country Loaves, scoured the Ferry Building and Farmer's Market for the weekend's necessities, and were joined by Ashley Rodriguez of Not Without Salt, who made a whole slew of cast iron bites during cooking demonstrations throughout the afternoon — Grilled Peach Toasts with Pecorino and Prosciutto and Chocolate-Stuffed Dates!
Rye on the Road shared their best cocktail tips, while Emilie Rudd and Indigo Designerie hosted illustration and shibori workshops. Even more memorable than the cocktails, food trucks, and photobooths was the time spent with friends new and old. Seeing smiling faces reaching for peach toasts and clinking red-speckled Campari mugs across the lawn with the Golden Gate Bridge just in view with the San Francisco skyline below is the type of late-summer memory that hangs on well-past the season's end.
Story and Photos by Caroline Hargraves