Epiphany Cake by Nicolas Guercio for Lutetia

Published by Manon C. · Photos by Julie M. · Published on 30 December 2020 at 10h48 · Updated on 30 December 2020 at 10h48
Lutetia unveils its Epiphany Cake 2021 called “111 nuances de noisettes” (111 shades of hazelnut), a re-adaptation of the 2020 Epiphany Cake that amzed us. Created by pastry chef Nicolas Guercio, it gives pride of place to hazelnut with a very original and delicious creation.

Calling all Epiphany Cakes fans, Lutetia unveils its creation as tasty as it looks, that will not leave you untouched. This year, for the Parisian palace’s second Epiphany Cake since it reopened, pastry chef Nicolas Guercio has decided to focus on basics... with a very original touch! As a matter of fact, this Epiphany Cake 2021 is a re-reading of the 2020 Epiphany Cake by the pastry chef, but hazelnut style!

For my first cake, I’ve named111 nuances de noisettes”, the idea is to find the taste and texture of a frangipane cake, while ‘unsweetnening’ as much as possible and highlighting almond as much as possible. I also decided to work brioche puff pastry and not the average puff pastry for always more greed” the chef tells us.

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When tasting it, we have an Epiphany Cake that is like vol-au-vent, on which lays hazelnut cream topped with praline hazelnut duja – without caramelization. Praline ganache comes to elevate the flavors between two layers of puff pastry and some hazelnut paste emulsified with butter cream.

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Note that this Epiphany Cake is available to order, 48h in advance, starting Saturday January 2, 2021 for €75 and to take away. A delicious moment awaits!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 2 January 2021

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    Location

    45 Boulevard Raspail
    75006 Paris 6

    Prices
    la part sur place: 18 €
    à emporter: 75 €

    Official website
    www.hotellutetia.com

    Booking
    01 49 54 46 00

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