Best Éclairs - 2001
Moscow and Tbilisi Bakery Store
San Francisco is blessed with a handful of Russian bakeries, but on certain Saturday afternoons, the Moscow and Tbilisi Bakery Store seems to have the longest line stretching out the door. For good reason, too. Its variety of pastries under glass is practically a shrine to sweet-tooth temptation: multicolored meringues, biscuits, cakes, and a slew of native Russian treats. The standout is Moscow and Tbilisi's chocolate éclair -- the best damn éclair you'll find anywhere. You can achieve creamy, flaky, chocolaty bliss in a lot of places, but Tbilisi's version is creamier, flakier, and chocolatier. And get this: It's chilled. Perfect for getting in touch with your inner Homer Simpson.