Monday, January 3, 2011

Bûche de Noël from Ceci Cela 12-25-2010

Location: 55 Spring St.

Feelings: Happy New Year! I hope you had delicious holidays full of tasty delights. The New Year in Japan is the most significant holiday where families gather and stuff themselves with delicious traditional food called Osechi. I have not spent the New Year in Japan for over 10 years now, and especially with the arrival of my son, I do miss my family in Japan around this time of the year. (Not to mention all the sales in January in Japan are beyond insanity.)

For Christmas, in honor of the Christmas cake tradition in Japan, RB pre-ordered bûche de noël ($40) from Ceci Cela. I personally prefer the flavor of Payard's bûche de noël for its chocolate density and richness, but I thoroughly enjoyed Ceci's chewy and creamy texture of the cake. Ceci's definitely seemed more home made and approachable without a hint of pretension.

I hope this Christmas cake tradition that is widely popular in Europe and Asia will catch on in more New York bakeries. After all, who doesn't want a slice of delicious and festive cake!?

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