Christmas treats and yule logs 2020 by Sébastien Gaudard

Published by Caroline J. · Photos by Caroline J. · Published on 22 September 2020 at 17h32 · Updated on 23 September 2020 at 11h27
Starting December 12, 2020, Sébastien Gaudard proposes a whole series of yule logs including the signature yule log themed to Nutcracker to enhance your Holidays meals 2020.

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!

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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:

  • Bûche Merveilleuse
    Smooth vanilla meringue, chocolate whipped cream, bitter chocolate shavings. Inspired by a recipe created by pastry chef Roger Mouille, dessert creator, in Hazebrouck in the 50’s.

  • Bûche Mont Blanc
    Madagascan vanilla meringue, chestnut cream, whipped cream

  • Rolled chocolate yule log
    Almond cake soaked in cocoa nectar, intense chocolate mousse and ganache

  • Rolled chestnut yule log
    Almond cake, candied chestnut cream and sprinklers

  • Rolled coffee yule log
    Almond cake soaked in coffee nectar, coffee butter mousse

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).

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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:

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 12 December 2020 to 31 December 2020



    22, rue des Martyrs
    75009 Paris 9

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