Every December since I live abroad I get asked a lot what do French eat for Christmas. While in Finland the Christmas meal is similar every year, starring the traditional Joulukinkku (Christmas Ham), the French Christmas menu varies greatly by region and by families. However the bûche de Noël, a yule log shaped cake, is the classic French dessert served in most families. Classic? Well not always. This Christmas again, the Master Pastry chefs and chocolatiers designed stylish and creative bûches, a feast for the palate but also for the eyes. Which is your favorite?
Bûche La Merveilleuse by Michel Cluizel. Under her chocolate lace, this bûche inspired by the couture world associates wild strawberry and chocolate mousse on a crusty chocolate base. Wouldn’t it be a perfect bûche for fashion designer Chantal Thomass?