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"Bush de Noel" for the festive table

"Bush de Noel" for the festive table

St. Petersburg, 28 November 2016 –Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 offers you the chance to celebrate Christmas in the best French tradition. Executive Chef Christophe Laplaza and Pastry Chef Brian Gartner have created the author's interpretation of the traditional Christmas "Bush de Noel".

Christmas "Bush de Noel" is a French chocolateroulade, which is served at the Christmas table as a symbol of happiness in France. This tradition dates back to the medieval tradition of burning a Christmas log to protect the house from evil spirits and misfortune for the coming year.

Christophe Laplaza and Brian Gartner, French by birth and great masters of cooking, have created a delicious dessert. Panna cottaof passion fruit with mousse of milk Valrhonachocolate together with crispy praline and delicate biscuit make an exquisite combination,which brings an exciting gourmet experience and guarantees a wonderful festive mood.

In some parts of France, Christmas celebrations start on 6 December, which is St. Nicholas Day. On this day, the French Santa Claus Pere Noel brings gifts and sweets to good children. Christmas is widely celebrated throughout December, until Christmas Eve, and "Bush de Noel" is the most famous, the must-have dessert on the holiday table.

Christophe advises you to follow the French tradition and pamper yourself and your loved ones with "Bush de Noel" throughout December and be sure to on 24 and 25 December. "During the last month of the year, we are gathering for Sunday family dinners more often than usual. I remember,when I was a child, my grandma always served this tasty Christmas dessert for tea," says Christophe. "I recommend serving our signature "Bush de Noel" by Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 with a sorbet of exotic fruits. And it will be just amazing along with pink champagne."

"Bush de Noel" by Kempinski Moika 22 can be easily bought any day from 1 December to 8 January, being ordered at least six hours in advance on +7 812 335 9111 (extension 913) or by emailing

The price of "Bush de Noel" by KempinskiMoika 22 is RUB 1,200. (It's about 1 kg of cake and can be served for four people.)

From 1 December 2016 until 7 January 2017, Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 will present its own Christmas market, opening daily from 9:00am until 8:00pm in the hotel lobby, so that everyone has the opportunity to buy delicious, sweet gifts for Christmas and New Year.

Here, anyone can buy friends, loved ones or colleagues a little gingerbread house, Christmas cookies, stollen, exquisite pralines, sachets of chocolate, marmalade or Christmas apples, or other sweet delights handmade by the hotel's pastry chef and chocolatiers. While choosing a sweet gift, you may have mulled wine with hot almonds, or treat your child to candyfloss, fully enjoying the fairy-tale atmosphere of Kempinski Hotel Moika 22.

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