HOME > Chowhound > New York State (exc. NYC) >
What are you cooking today? Tell us about it

bouche de noel

huevosverdes Dec 20, 2010 06:59 AM

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.

  1. Sra. Swanky Dec 20, 2010 03:52 PM

    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.


    1. r
      Riverman500 Dec 20, 2010 11:43 AM

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


      3 Replies
      1. re: Riverman500
        Elisa515 Dec 20, 2010 12:11 PM

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

        1. re: Elisa515
          Riverman500 Dec 20, 2010 01:37 PM

          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
            Elisa515 Dec 20, 2010 07:42 PM

            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. e
        Elisa515 Dec 20, 2010 11:23 AM

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

        1. j
          jhopp217 Dec 20, 2010 07:56 AM

          I would go to La Renaissance in Scarsdale.

          1. sunshine842 Dec 20, 2010 07:09 AM

            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.

            Show Hidden Posts