Executive Pastry Chef Jeffrey de Leon creates the culinary masterpieces at La Bonne Vie and highlights some of the signature creations at La Bonne Vie.
World class chefs treat each confection as a work of art, and finely packaged confections make thoughtful, tasteful gifts. La Bonne Vie patisserie is part of the Shops at The Grand, a shopping and dining experience unlike any other.
Whether you are in search for a unique gift for that special someone or want to tame your own sweet tooth, Chef de Leon recommends the following this holiday season:
1. French Macarons: The crunch of the delicate shell gives way to a moist and chewy center. Fillings may be made of an infused butter cream or ganache. Popular flavors include Vanilla Bean, Passion Fruit, Raspberry, Caramel and more.
2. Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting: Traditional Red Velvet Cake with a smooth cocoa flavor accented by the color of its red interior. Topped with a sweetened whipped cream cheese.
3. Almond Dragees: Candied spiced almonds coated with dark chocolate and cocoa powder
Grand America Holiday Festival:
• Friday, November 26th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
• This is the 2nd festival and Grand America does this in partnership with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
• The event is complimentary, but any funds donated go directly to JDRF
• The lineup of activities includes
o Cookie Decorating
o Letters to Santa
o Performance by the International Children’s Choir
o Tree lighting ceremony by the Salt Lake City Fire Department
o Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus
o Holiday Window Display Stroll—New this year, and these will be amazing!! Designs include 3D animations of candy, vintage toys and more.
o Teddy Bear Town—A display of Teddy Bear Towns is set up in our Presidential Suite. Children who donate a new Teddy Bear with tags on will be given a special treat form our new patisserie La Bonne Vie.
o Gingerbread Forest—select gingerbread houses will go up for auction beginning Nov 22 – November 29th. All money raised through the auction will benefit JDRF.
For more information , you can visit www.grandamerica.com.