The log, this great moment of pleasure to share with those we love for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Every year, all the pastry chefs work hard to create the most beautiful and delicious log. For these festive moments, intensify the emotions by buying local: our pastry chefs will sublimate your meal. Here is my selection of logs that you will only find on the French Riviera :
Offer a Palm to your guests with the log of Charlotte Condom, hotel Ambassadors, Antibes :
This very chic log, "La récompense de Noël" with a pretty palm in decoration, a nod to the famous Palme d'Or (award of the Cannes Film Festival), will transport you into a refined and sparkling atmosphere with a creamy blood orange and chocolate dulce, and a pecan praline. Something to delight your guests. On order 48h before. 110€ for 8 to 10 people. Tel: +33 492 93 74 10.
A Christmas tree with Marcel Ravin's log, Monte-Carlo Bay hotel:
Starred chef of the Monte-Carlo Bay, Marcel Ravin plays with flavors from around the world. His cuisine combines the most surprising flavors and the result is divine. I chose the "Bûche Sapin" because it is a hymn to Christmas and to children, not only visually but also gustatively: the gingerbread of our childhood, sublimated by chestnuts and clementine, a delight. To be reserved at least 48 hours in advance. 48€ for 6 people and 96€ for 8 people (the log shown in the picture is for 4 people). Other logs are also available this year. Tel: +377 98 06 02 00.
Escapade in Monte-Carlo with the log of Patrick Mesiano , Pastry Mesiano, Beaulieu-sur-Mer :
Patrick Mesiano, Pastry Chef at Robuchon's Métropole, will make you spend a sparkling New Year's Eve with the "Monte-Carlo" log, composed of a vanilla bavaroise on a crunchy almond cookie, as well as a creamy raspberry confit. Other logs are also available in his pastry shop. Single price: 36€ for 4 to 6 people. Tel : +33 493 01 35 85.
La Cannoise Organic and gluten free : The log of 3.14 signed by Olivia Kakou :
With this "Merry Granny Smith" log, the Chef honors freshness and lightness by paying tribute to this famous apple in her dessert. The contrast between the chocolate and the acidulous flavors will delight both young and old. You can reserve it today at the 3.14 restaurant. One week delay . 80€ for 8 people. Tel: +33 493 94 25 43.
Have a royal Christmas with Julien Beaulieu's log, Meridien Beach Plaza Monte-Carlo:
In homage to the Principality, this "La Sérénissime" log, majestic and refined, is composed of a mascarapone mousse, on a crunchy almond bread gluten-free, and a raspberry confit. The Chef, Julien Beaulieu, trained by the best worker in France Luc Debove, has often been rewarded for his sugar and chocolate creations. 68 € for 8 persons. To be ordered at least 72 hours in advance. Tel: +377 93 30 98 80.
La Pétillante by Steve Moracchini, Hotel Belles-Rives, Juan-Les-Pins :
Offer a New Year's Eve "Gatsby the Magnificent" atmosphere with this log composed of a champagne mousse Deutz Cuvée of 90 years of Belles-Rives, on a vanilla and lychee cookie. All this made by a chef elected "pastry chef of the year" in Gault & Millau 2016. 48€ for 6 persons. 2 other logs are available, one with grand cru chocolate and another with hazelnut praline at 36€ each for 6 people. Tel : +33 493 61 02 79.
Luxury and tradition with the log of the Metropole Monte-Carlo signed by Patrick Mesiano:
In limited edition, decorated with golden feathers and flakes, with flavors of vanilla, caramel and pecan, this log is like the Metropole, sober and refined. Sumptuous. 95€ for 4 to 6 people. Tel: +377 93 15 13 79.
La Bûche des Bois, by Fabrice Didier, Hôtel Negresco, Nice :
A delicious dark chocolate log with a praline cream and an orange marmalade decorated with small meringues elaborated by the Chef of the most mythical hotel in Nice: the Negresco. For a traditional and elegant atmosphere. A nice gift to offer to your guests. 28€ for 4 to 6 people and 42€ for 8 to 10 people. Tel: +33 493 16 64 10.
The ascent of the Mont Blanc gourmet with the log of Lilian Bonnefoi, Antibes :
Lilian Bonnefoi, the famous Pastry Chef of the Cap-Eden-Roc hotel in Antibes, crowned best Pastry Chef of the French Riviera in 2008, has opened his own store in Antibes and offers us his creations, for the pleasure of all. I chose the Mont Blanc log, a chestnut mousseline cream with candied chestnuts, a vanilla whipped cream on a light hazelnut cookie with blackberry and raspberry compote. 28€ for 4 people and 42€ for 6 people. To be reserved 48 hours in advance. Tel: +33 493 33 90 74.
A Christmas named Desire with Pascal Lac's log in Nice:
Pascal Lac is a reference in pastry and chocolate in the region. Each year, his log creations are original while respecting tradition, and they are especially delicious. I chose the Désir log, very chocolatey with hazelnut and praline flavors and a lightness thanks to its milk chocolate chantilly. But you have other choices of logs. Lac offers you this year 7 logs, one of which is iced. 37€ for 5 to 6 people. Tel : +33 493 55 37 74.
An exotic Christmas with Dimitri Letranchant's log, Bella Bay restaurant, Galeries Lafayette, Nice
Newly installed on the 6th floor of the Galeries Lafayettes in Nice, this tea room restaurant offers logs delicately prepared by the Chef, Dimitri Letranchant. I chose this log with coconut and pineapple flavors on a streusel cookie, our French crumble. Light and very playful. 29€ for 4 persons, 43,50€ for 7 persons and 58€ for 8 persons. Tel: +33 492 17 36 36.
"Of all the passions, the only really respectable one seems to me to be gluttony" Guy De Maupassant