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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.

    http://www.latulipedesserts.com

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      Riverman500 Dec 20, 2010 11:43 AM

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

      http://www.payard.com/christmas.aspx

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        Elisa515 Dec 20, 2010 12:11 PM

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

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          Riverman500 Dec 20, 2010 01:37 PM

          Yes, on a smaller scale. It's now called Francois Chocolate Bar.
          http://www.fcchocolatebar.com/

          There is a second location downtown called Francois Payard Bakery
          http://www.fpbnyc.com/

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

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

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            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.

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        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.

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          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.

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