Buches de Noel: Paris Yule Logs

Buches de Noel: Paris Yule Logs

Bûche de Noël, Christophe Michalak for Plaza Athénée. Publicity photo.


Bûche de Noël de Christophe Michalak for Plaza Athénée

Michalak is a Champion du Monde de Pâtisserie, so you know this is delicious!

Eight Christmas “story books,” one for each guest

Caribbean bittersweet, chocolate ganache, almond paste, almond biscuit Valencia, tangerine marmalade, marzipan shell

Limited Edition, One Size only, €125
Order in advance from Hotel Plaza Athénée, Tél:01 5367 6497


"Onduline" bûche de Noël by Stéphane Leroux


“Onduline” bûche de Noël by Stéphane Leroux, MOF

Belgian chocolate, raspberry compote and fruit, almond praline flavors

Available to restaurants who order it


Bûche de Noël by Lenôtre


Bûche de Noël by Guy Krenzer and team for Lenôtre

“Book” inspired by artist Sempé

Dark chocolate mousse, soft almond jelly, candied raspberry, crispy praline, Peruvian chocolate cream


Bûche de Noël by Ritz-Paris


Bûche de Noël by Michel Roth for the Ritz-Paris

Dark chocolate mousse and shavings, cookies and vanilla cream, cherries

€130 for 6-8 people; order from the Ritz-Paris


Bûches de Noël by Maison du Chocolat


Bûches de Noël by Gilles Marchal and teams of Maison du Chocolat

Flavors, prices and available dates vary depending upon international location


Bûche de Noël by Mandarin Oriental


Bûche de Noël by Pierre Mathieu of the Mandarin Oriental

Pleated ivory chocolate shell, dark chocolate, maple-caramel, citrus zest

Serves 6, €88

Available from December 20-31, call 01.7098.7400


Bûche de Noël by Camille Lesecq for Le Meurice


Bûche de Noël by Camille Lesecq for Le Meurice

Flavors: wines of Château d’Yquem, licorice, lemon, hazelnut and apricot

Serves 4-5 persons, €96

Order from Le Dali restaurant December 17-31

Tél: 01 4458 1044


Café Pouchkine


Galette des Rois Sarrasin by Andrey Dellos of Le Café Pouchkine, Printemps de la Mode

Puff pastry “galette” topped with almond cream and other flavorings

Serves 6-8 persons, €35-40

Bûches de Noël, Ladurée

Bûches de Noël by Ladurée

Prices as noted, sold by slice or whole at Ladurée boutiques

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