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dsheim Dec 14, 2010 05:27 AM

Hey there....

Does anyone know where to purchase a fabulous Buche de Noel in the Boston area? Having international guests over the holiedays and would love to serve this dessert.

Thanks!

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  1. MC Slim JB Dec 14, 2010 05:54 AM

    A friend served a beautiful one at her holiday party this weekend. I'll ask where she got it and report back.

    http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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      dsheim Dec 14, 2010 06:52 AM

      Thanks!

    2. MC Slim JB Dec 14, 2010 06:08 AM

      Got a quick answer: that bûche de Noël came from Party Favors in Brookline. Apparently they're keeping them in stock, no pre-order necessary, but it's probably a good idea to call ahead anyway. It was pretty, fairly lightweight, and had a nice mocha flavor to it.

      http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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      Party Favors
      1356 Beacon St, Brookline, MA

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        pemma Dec 14, 2010 07:11 AM

        I've seen them at Wilson Farms in Lexington. All made up and ready to buy.

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        Wilson Farm
        10 Pleasant St, Lexington, MA 02421

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          GretchenS Dec 14, 2010 01:16 PM

          I was going to say that too but caveat that I haven't had it and the quality of the baked goods there is uneven. Party Favors would be a better bet IMO.

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          Party Favors
          1356 Beacon St, Brookline, MA

        2. enhF94 Dec 14, 2010 07:20 AM

          too late for this year, but Cambridge School for Culinary Arts sells them at their annual charity bake sale (supporting "Share Our Strength"). You can reserve ahead, and there are usually some unreserved.

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            sulo Dec 14, 2010 11:33 AM

            Try Konditomeister (sp) in Braintree.....

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              monicall Dec 14, 2010 03:28 PM

              I got an email from Cake. in Lexington saying that they will have them.

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                Scruffy The Cat Dec 15, 2010 04:59 AM

                While I usually make my own, owing to time constraints I bought mine last year at Bread & Chocolate in Newton. It was pretty fabulous (proper buttercream instead of something from a Sysco can). I'd call ahead to make sure they have them.

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                Bread & Chocolate Bakery Cafe
                108 Madison Ave, Newton, MA

                Bread & Chocolate Bakery
                4 Hartford St, Newton Higlands, MA 02461

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                  InmanSQ Girl Dec 15, 2010 08:25 AM

                  If you're near Concord, MA, then Nashoba Brook Bakery makes a beautiful one! I have not sampled it, but I can attest that the rest of their confections and breads are wonderful! Really great sandwiches too, if you happen to plan a day trip to pick it up :)

                  52 Commonwealth Ave, West Concord, MA 01742, phone 978 318 1999

                  http://www.slowrise.com/index.php

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                  Nashoba Brook Bakery Cafe
                  152 Commonwealth Ave., Concord, MA 01742

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                    veggielover Dec 15, 2010 08:51 AM

                    Whole Foods has them, but I have never tasted them

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                      tall sarah Dec 15, 2010 09:17 AM

                      Quebrada Bakery in Arlington will make them, pre-ordered. I was in there this morning (their Dancing Goats coffee is just yummy, but I digress) & their sign said to make holiday orders by the 21st to ensure Dec 23rd/ 24th pickup.

                      You have lucky guests!

                      1. MrsCheese Dec 15, 2010 06:38 PM

                        You can order one from Verrill Farm.

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                        Verrill Farm
                        11 Wheeler Rd, Concord, MA, MA 01742

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