Holidays 2020 are just around the corner and gourmands are already looking for the perfect yule log to flawlessly finish their Christmas or New Year’s dinner. But do you know where the yule log comes from?
A long time ago, each guest invited to Christmas Eve dinner used to bring a log to warm the house up during the night. Since heating systems have changed since then, this lovely tradition could have disappeared if pâtissier Pierre Lacam did not step in and have the idea to make it a cake.
And because things going on well, it is actually in Pierre Lacam’s grandson's patisserie rue des Martyrs that Sébastien Gaudard has settled in and decided to delight our taste buds with delicious sweet creations.
For this Christmas 2020, Lorraine pastry chef Sébastien Gaudard has come up with a brand-new recipe: the bûche Casse-Noisette - aka Nutcracker yule log - inspired by Tchaikovsky's famous ballet. For this signature yule log, the chef bet on a roll cake with hazelnut slivers, praline butter mousse with lemon cream and milk chocolate glaze. So good!
Please note the bûche Casse-Noisette will be available from December 12, 2020 for €45 (One size serving 6 to 7).
For the rest, Sébastien Gaudard expects to delight you with:
Price: €43 serving 6/7
For the rest, Sébastien Gaudard also provides many treats such as the dreamed gingerbread house made of gingerbread and decorated with candied fruits and covered in royal icing snow (available from December 7, 2020 for €49), the candied chestnuts (box starting from €44.40), without forgetting his Advent Calendar paying tribute to Nutcracker. Inside? Salted butter caramels, smooth praline candies, gingerbreads, Pavés des Martyrs, crispy praline candies, old-fashioned candies, calissons d'Aix, Pavés des Tuileries... You can book the calendar from November 1, 2020 (price: €49).
Last but not least, for the 4th year in a row, Sébastien Gaudard expects children on rue des Martyrs to enjoy - early December - the traditional Saint Nicholas celebration. On the menu? A parade with Saint Nicholas and his donkey, signed pictures with Saint Nicholas, candies given to children and many more surprises! For the record, Sébastien Gaudard also offers for these Holidays treats themed on Saint Nicholas such as the donkey and Saint Nicholas made on gingerbread and even Saint Nicholas made of dark or milk chocolate.
In other words, you will find everything you need at Sébastien Gaudard’s for a very successful Holidays dessert!
And discover our Yule Logs guides for this Christmas 2020:
For more ideas to celebrate Christmas in Paris, check our guides out:
Dates and Opening Time
From 12 December 2020 to 31 December 2020
Pâtisserie Sébastien Gaudard
22, rue des Martyrs
75009 Paris 9