As most of the continent was covered in snow and living in below freezing temperatures, including Vancouver, I was taking a lunch break in the sun at the il Cafe in the vibrant San Francisco Union Square.
Lunch was a toasted prosciutto and brie baguette with olive oil instead of butter and a delicious freshly squeezed orange juice.
And everyone knows I cannot resist a fancy sweet - a Svedese, described on the menu as preserve cookie with almond paste and apricot filling. It sure preserved my sanity on a long business trip.
Emporio Rulli - il Cafe at Union Square
255 Stockton Street (on top of the Square)
San Francisco, California