It’s time for another stop of the season on our Holidays Around the World Tour of Epcot!
This is such an exciting time of the year to visit Walt Disney World. With the beautiful decorations and incredible gingerbread displays, there’s so much to take in! But be sure to carve out some time in your busy holiday schedule for a day at Epcot during your trip.
We recently enjoyed a few days in the midst of the magic, and today we’ve got a review of a classic holiday treat.
Bûche de Noël from Epcot’s Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie
It’s hard to resist Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie in Epcot’s France Pavilion on any given day. But there’s no way I’m passing up this delicious spot when holiday treats are on the menu!
The bakery pays homage to French Christmas tradition with the inclusion of a Bûche de Noël for a limited time. And this year’s version is completely different than last year’s — a great reason to try it in 2014!
If you’re familiar with the traditional dessert, then you know it’s usually a simple roulade, made with sponge cake spread with buttercream and frosted with more buttercream. The whole thing is decorated to look like a bûche de Noël, or Yule log.
But of course, Les Halles had to take it to the next level.
To begin, the Bûche de Noël you’ll find here is an individual portion — and I don’t mean a slab of cake. 🙂
Each little log is crafted and garnished in perfect, petite fashion. You won’t have to fight with anyone over who gets the Meringue Mushroom!
The rich, Dark Chocolate Glaze makes for a stunning finish. And I like the combination of traditional trim (the mushroom) and the more modern flair of Chocolate Pearls and the simple White Chocolate Decoration.
Cut into it and you see that, rather than a combination of the rolled cake and frosting normally associated with this dessert, the Bûche de Noël is made up mostly of a light, airy Chocolate Mousse.
And it’s built on a base of Cake and Crispy Chocolate. There’s a strong flavor of Orange; mixed with chocolate, it isn’t necessarily my favorite combo.
Still, it’s a great dessert, and a fun take on a traditional confection. I’m definitely glad that I gave it a try.
Don’t Miss Our DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays!
It really is The Most Wonderful Time of the Year — of course, we’re talking about the Holidays at Walt Disney World!
With lots of special events, gorgeous decorations, and so many seasonal treats, we don’t want you to miss out on a single moment of merrymaking this holiday season. And so, we’ve put together the DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays!
Our full color guide offers detailed descriptions and photos of every holiday event and activity happening at the Parks and Resorts. You’ll enjoy a clickable 3-Month Schedule of Holiday Events, so you can see at-a-glance what looks interesting to you. And comprehensive listings — with color photos! — of Disney Resort holiday decor and gingerbread displays make you feel like you’re right in the middle of the magic before you ever step foot through the Purple Gates!
There’s also a full chapter dedicated to all “New for 2014″ events, dining options, and activities, including what’s new at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, The Celebrate the Magic Castle Show, and the Epcot Candlelight Processional.
And with its handy e-book format, your DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays is instantly downloadable to all of your electronic devices immediately!
Will you be stopping by Les Halles to try their Bûche de Noël? Tell us what you think of this one in comments below!