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Dec 20, 2010 06:59 AM

bouche de noel

I would like to order a small bouche de noel for Xmas dinner this year. I'm located in Rye and have had a couple from various bakeries over the years, but nothing really notable. Just wondering if anyone has found a bakery that makes a nice one.

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  1. not nitpicking, but trying to help you narrow your search a little -- it's "buche de Noel" -- for an oline search, it speeds things up to start with the right word.

    Bouche is mouth

    Buche is a log...which is what your dessert should look like.

    1. I would go to La Renaissance in Scarsdale.

      1. Jean-Jacques in Pleasantville makes a few varieties and sizes (at least two sizes) of Buches de Noel. Delicious and beautiful.

        1. If you're willing to pick up in Manhattan, Payard's buche de noel is pretty amazing.

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          1. re: Riverman500

            I thought the Upper East Side Payard closed. Have they reopened?

            1. re: Elisa515

              Yes, on a smaller scale. It's now called Francois Chocolate Bar.

              There is a second location downtown called Francois Payard Bakery

              The selection and ambiance aren't as grand as the original Payard, but they do offer buche de noel.

              Francois Chocolate Bar
              714 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10065

              1. re: Riverman500

                Thanks, this is good to know! I had a lovely lunch at Payard during Restaurant Week a few months before it lost its lease.

          2. It might be a bit far from you, but La Tulipe in Mt. Kisco makes three kinds of buche de noel...they're definitely something special.