Get inspired for the end-of-year celebrations
with these fabulous bûches de Noël
BY HÔTEL MEURICE
Hôtel Meurice has outdone themselves this year with a very clever bûche de Noël designed in the form of Rubik’s cube. Fun to look at and satisfying to eat, with several flavors: coconut, almond/coriander, chocolate/truffles and lemon/fresh mint.
The Enchanted Forest bûche is a forest of white chocolate, with intricate trees covering delicate white chocolate animals, like wolves and deer. The inside of the forest is made of hazelnut flavored muslin with a hazelnut praline liquid center.
This is an ice cream bûche. It consists of Joconde biscuits with sweet almond and tea flavored sorbet. The black tea has a hint of honey and turmeric, with a tinge of ginger, and covered with beautiful Swiss and Italian meringues to give it a crunchy taste.
Fauchon has created a bûche that is both beautiful and savory. Made with smooth Tahiti vanilla cream mixed with Juniper berries, and Genoa bread soaked in bitter-sweet syrup of lemon and gin, it is covered with small vanilla jelly and juniper balls.
Made of a white chocolate shell mounted by little orthodox dome shaped meringues. The inside is made of a lime-scented milk jam, almond meringues and contains a soft biscuit infused in mango, passionfruit and Madagascar vanilla flavored cream.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its frozen cake, Häagen-Dazs called out talented German designer Konstantin Grcic and created two crowns: one will seduce choco-addicts and the other will fulfill the taste buds of exotic fruits lovers.
“La Couronne de Noël” in French consists of six floating islands. Bringing back childhood flavors by mixing a creamy Bourbon vanilla and amber caramel at the center, finished off with a crunchy biscuit. The islands glitter with
Inspired by the beautiful chestnut trees, the buche resembles an actual log from a chestnut tree, the bark made of rich, dark chocolate, filled with a light vanilla flavored mousse. The bûche is covered with glazed chestnuts and sweet pear and cherry syrup.
This unusual bûche is reminiscent of the traditional French candy called calissons. The bûche is made entirely of ice cream and infuses provincial flavors, consisting of candied melon, crispy almonds, all buried under a soft mousse.