You’ve been asking where you can purchase a Bûche de Noël 2021. This article gives you the answer!
WHAT IS THE BÛCHE DE NOËL?
The Bûche de Noël is a traditional French Christmas cake served at the end of the Christmas meal that resembles a log.
It is traditionally a sponge cake that is rolled and filled and iced with chocolate buttercream. However, patissiers now create Bûche de Noël in many different flavour combinations.
The Bûche is then decorated with powdered sugar, to represent snow, and little berries, mushrooms (to represent things found in the forest) usually made of meringue or marzipan.
BÛCHE DE NOËL HISTORY
Bûche means log in French (and Noël is Christmas) and the cake symbolises the log that in previous times were burned in the fireplace during the Christmas period (remember it’s cold in Europe this time of year).
There are various theories about why the logs were burned varying from that they were to ward off bad luck and darkness or to ensure a good harvest. Beliefs included that ash from the log protected against lightning strikes, and coals from the burned log were used throughout the year in various medicinal potions.
As houses moved away from hearths towards more modern ovens for cooking, the log moved from something that was burned to something that was confectioned and savoured instead. A far more accessible and yummier Christmas tradition!
Read on to find out which French patisseries are making the Bûche de Noël in 2021.
Chouquette is offering the Bûche de Noël 2021 in three flavours each of which serves 6 people.
The Rustic Bûche
Génoise sponge with lemon curd and hazelnut praline buttercream, rolled in chopped hazelnuts.
The Fruity Bûche (Gluten Free)
Pistachio dacquoise, white chocolate rice crisp layer, raspberry coulis core and vanilla cheesecake mousse with mirror glaze finish.
The Chocolate Bûche
Dark chocolate & orange rice crisp base, ginger sponge layer and chocolate-orange mousse with mirror glaze finish.
Pre-ordering is essential as the Bûche are only made to order and are not sold in the shop window! The Bûche will be for pick up on Christmas Eve (Friday 24th December) or for a prearranged date in December.
Pre-orders are open now and close on Sunday 19th December. Orders are strictly limited and the Bûche may sell out prior to orders closing on 19th Dec.
Millstone’s Bûche de Noël 2021 comes in one size: 13 inch (10 serves ). It is comprised of chocolate sponge, chestnut & vanilla mascarpone cream, sour cherries. It is available in a 13 inch size which serves 10 people and costs $110
Millstone will be open until the 24th of December with a daily selection of Christmas goodies, pastries and other delicious products.
Calling all chocolate lovers: a rich, decadent, multi-textural and full powered chocolate dessert, complemented by salted caramel. This chocolate Bûche de Noël is made with 62% and 70% Valrhona chocolate. Valrhona is a French chocolate, and considered by most to be the best chocolate in the world.
The Chocolate Caramel Bûche is available in the traditional “log” shape to serve 4, 8 or 12. Prices range from $29 to $86 for the traditional shape. A custom square version to serve 20 is also available and costs $128.
Madame & Yves recommend you also try it first: individual slices of this Bûche are also available!
“Tropique” Frozen Bûche de Noël
This featured frozen Bûche is the same frozen entremets recipe that Yves took to the World Pastry Cup in 2019 (yes, there really is one)! Very light and refreshing, with a tropical summer sensibility…yet creamy. The flavour combination is a sure crowd pleaser, featuring the most preferred flavours around the world: coconut dacquoise, mango creamy, coconut ice cream, raspberry sorbet and lime mousse.
What’s your favourite Bûche De Noël flavour? Have you ever tried to make one?
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Bastille Day 2021 is less than 2 weeks away and some celebrations in Australia start next weekend! In this article we share with you events, dinners, concerts, markets and much more all celebrating the French National Day in Australia.
With so much of Australia currently in lockdown, it’s difficult to know whether these Bastille Day 2021 in Australia events will actually go ahead. We cross our fingers and toes!
Adelaide Central Market – Friday 9 and Saturday 10 July
Bienvenue à La Fête Nationale au Marché!
A celebration of French culture over two days on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 July, our Bastille Day celebrations will have something for everyone. Highlights include FREE live music, cooking demonstration, gingerbread decorating, crepe pop up and more!
Come along for some French fare, fun and festivities and celebrate Bastille Day at the Adelaide Central Market.
FRIDAY 9 JULY 2021
9:30AM – FiveAA live broadcast – Community Kitchen
9:30AM – 8:30PM – Crepe pop-up by the Market Bread Bar – Gouger Dining area
9:30AM – 12:00PM – Free Bastille Day craft for kids – Grote St dining area
11:00AM – 1:00PM – Live music by Sounds Continental – Eastern Roadway
6:00PM – French Opera duet
6:00PM – 8:00PM – Live music by Louise Blackwell and the French Set – Gouger Dining area
6:00PM – 9:00PM – Winter Weekends: Live music by Melange a Trois and and firepit – Grote Street, outside Cumbia
6:00PM – 8:00PM – Adelaide String Duo – Eastern Roadway
SATURDAY 10 JULY 2021
9:00AM – 2:00PM – Crepe Pop-up by Market Bread Bar – Gouger Dining area
9:00AM – 11:00AM – Live music by Sounds Continental – Grote Dining area
9:30AM – 12:00PM Free Eiffel Tower Gingerbread decorating for kids – Eastern Roadway
10:00AM – 12:00PM – Live music by Pamplemousse – Gouger Dining area
11:00AM – 1:00PM – Live music by Louise Blackwell and the French Set – Eastern Roadway
12:00PM – 1:00PM – Free cooking demonstration by Valerie Henbest and Mandy Hall – Community Kitchen, Gouger Dining area
Alliance Française d’Adelaide, French Consul of Adelaide, FACCI SA Bastille Day at Plant 4 – 18 July
Freshly Shucked Oysters served with Ricard Pastis First Course
Saumon Et Oseille served with 2020 Racine Picpoul De Pinet Second Course
Porc Aux Pruneaux served with Rive Droite Rive Gauche Cote du Rhone Grenache Blend Third Course
Daube De Boeuf Provencal served with 2013 Chateau Bouscasse Madiran Fourth Course
Meringue Au Citron served with 2015 Les Lions de Suduiraut Sauternes
Lou Blackwell & The French Set @ Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide – 14 July – CURRENLTY SOLD OUT
Lou Blackwell and the French Set have been delighting audiences with their authentic and stylish performance of songs from the great French chanson tradition. They won a Fringe weekly music award in 2018 and were the Advertiser pick of the Fringe for music in 2021.
Lou lived in Paris and sang in the jazz scene, and she has brought all her Parisian fantasy back home to join with stellar band Mark Ferguson on keys, Tom Pulford on sax/clarinet, John Aué on bass and Josh Baldwin on drums.
Port Adelaide – Salut Port Adelaide – a French celebration for Bastille Day – 11 July
We are celebrating our local connections with France and Cherbourg for Bastille Day. Come say Salut! to Port Adelaide’s super strip of restaurants, bars and galleries with champagne, mulled wine bars and French food! You’ll find:
Lots of free workshops, including Sip ‘n’ Paint a Monet with Elephant Art Events, plus Lucy Turnbull teaches the fine art of producing a finished sketch outdoors.
Lanterns, language and craft activities for ages 7 and up to learn French and craft!
Alliance Francaise d’Adelaide will offer Survival French for travellers in 20 minutes.
Face Painting and free moustaches!
Street performance, music, comedy and walking.
Art & Craft Market.
Scoffed & Quaffed – Bastille Day Fancy French – 14 July
Fancy French it certainly is, and we have an amazing array of dishes for you to learn to cook! They will of course also be matched with tastings from great French wines. Come and try both local and French varietals like sauvignon blanc, merlot, pinot noir and of course chardonnay whilst you sit and eat your deliciously cooked dinner with fellow Francophiles.
All guests will prepare and eat each dish from a fabulous menu, under the guidance of our professional chef.
Show Tourz Bastille Day French Travel Show – 14 July
Bring back your memories of France on Bastille Day!! Enjoy the wonders of France for a fraction of the airfare, no long haul flight, no swollen feet, no jetlag!
Indulge your pent-up need for travel.
Enjoy photos and videos and a guided walk through some of the loveliest parts of France, guided by Carol Haslam, CEO of Show Tourz. Carol will share photos and videos of some of her 6 years living in France and 14 years of taking guests.
Test your taste buds with French dining paired with prestigious French Burgundy wines. Includes a guided tour through the Burgundy region of France and live crossover to a Burgundy winemaker for a fabulous wine-tasting experience.
Traditional French Onion soup with Gougères (veg)
Canape Boxes with:
French Provincial vegetarian antipasto skewer with cheese, black olives, marinated mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, basil drizzled with balsamic glaze (GF);
Smoked salmon mousse on pumpernickel rounds with dill and capers (veg);
Maggie Beer pheasant farm duck and orange pate on baguette rounds;
Mini quiche Lorraine (GF);
Mini onion tart (GF, veg);
Beef Bourgignon mini pies (GF)
Flourless orange and almond dessert cakes with cream cheese icing and pistachios (GF); Chocolate dipped strawberries.
French White and Red Burgundy wines
If you’d like to get in the mood please bring your own beret for a French Fun Night Out!!
Smelly Cheese Shop – Bastille Day Cheese After Dark – IN PERSON SOLD OUT, VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE NOW POSSIBLE
In person: $90 per person
LIBERTE! Egalite! Fromagerie!
The ultimate Bastille Day celebration; French delicacies, cheese, champagne, entertainment, and stories.
Join Valerie Henbest, Adelaide’s premiere cheese expert, for an evening of French cheeses, champagne and entertainment. This evening is the ultimate celebration of all things French, from the storming of Bastille to cheeses worth losing your head for.
Virtual: Smelly Cheese Shop are now offering Bastille Day Celebration Packs for sale online which include a virtual attendance to the event.
Bastille Day Celebration Packs with interactive experience available for sale on our website now!
200g Délice de St Cyr
150g 18 month Comté
150g Roquefort Cheese Culture Crackers
750ml Champagne Brimoncourt Brut Régence
Click and collect from the Adelaide Central Market available on Friday the 9th and Saturday the 10th of July only.
A Bastille Day Patisserie Box for $50, which is available only on the 14th July via the online store.
The breakfast is held annually to celebrate France’s National Day which commemorates the storming of the Paris prison known as the Bastille on 14th July 1789 and the birth of the French Republic. Kindly sponsored by our members Holding Redlich and Thales, the event gathers the French-Australian Business Community in a relaxed yet stylish setting at the Sofitel Brisbane Central, well known for its French flair.
Join FACCI, their VIPs and keynote speaker Daniel Keighran VC and Author of ‘Courage Under Fire’, on this very special occasion.
Be ready for a delicious gourmet breakfast, specially put together for us by Sofitel Brisbane Central, Nespresso coffee and Champagne, of course, thanks to our partner, DiscoverVin!
Santé to freedom! Bastille Day is a very special day for the French. Enjoy the celebration with us at La Belle Vie. French Accordionist, MannuD, will romance you with French classics and all senses will be excited at dinner with a vibrant, live can can performance.
The lunch event will commence at 11.30am with a set menu including pairing wines.
Two sittings are available for dinner and to view the can can show:
La Messe is back @Laruche to bring its French touch to celebrate Bastille Day.
As two of the co-founders of La Messe are French, they thought they would celebrate Bastille Day and organise a party with a line up of 100% French DJs. They are all talented, and played in many clubs in France. They are from Paris, Brittany, and Normandy. They had great success in France and are currently based in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. We are lucky to have them for a great party. Be ready to be teleported in a French night club for the night!
You cannot miss this party, it happens only once a year!
Get your ticket now online and if you show up before 10.30pm, they’ll buy you a drink!
Le Festival’s Un “WINTER” Chic at Story Bridge Adventure Climb!
Be the first in the world to celebrate Bastille Day with a glass on French champagne atop Brisbane’s biggest icon, at the top of Story Bridge from sunrise to sunset to celebrate France’s National Day in style!
Le Festival has partnered with Story Bridge Adventure Climb to bring you this unique experience, complete with a glass of Champagne atop Brisbane’s biggest icon accompanied by French music. You’ll also have a chance to take some photos with the breathtaking 360 degree panoramic view – and take a special souvenir home with you to remember your unforgettable “Brisbane-French” iconic experience! Merveilleux, non? 💙🤍❤️
You can climb first thing in the morning, during the day, as the sun goes down, or when the stars come up. There are four fantastic climb sessions available – dawn, daytime, twilight, and night. Which will be the one for you?
Celebrate the turning point of the French Revolution all week with champagne cocktails, a delectable French menu, and of course the French Rugby Finals on the Stadium Screen.
Rosé brunch – Saturday 17 July
The spirit of the revolution will be flowing as we close the week with a Rosé brunch on Saturday 17th. Led by our award-winning chef, Jack Powlay you can enjoy 2 hours of bottomless Rose and sparkles with your brunch.
Tickets are $65+bf with seating from 10.30am in La La Land.
Join AF de Cairns to celebrate Bastille Day, the French national day on Sunday 25th July at 3pm at the Serbian Centre – 67 Greenslopes St, Edge Hill.
Students from conversation class and their teacher Agnes have prepared a play for you about the French Revolution (booklets with explanations in English will be provided, so everyone can enjoy the play!).
It will be followed by an early dinner.
An amazing team will prepare for you some roasts, salads and cake for dessert. Tea and coffee will be provided
Rebel against the chilly Canberra winter and discover the highlights of French Culture. From gooey Raclette cheese, to delectable Beef Bourguignon and finishing with a cracking crème brulée these timeless French dishes will have you smiling all the way to your new beret.
With three classic French dishes to savour, along with paired wines from the Savoie region, you’ll be taken to France at a time where getting there is that little bit harder.
3 courses with paired wines for $119.00 per person, $89 food only, $30 Kids under 10
Dorrigo Golf Club presents a 3-course Bastille Day Dinner prepared by our guest chef Juergen Ebsen followed by the fabulous Wild Thyme trio playing their Gypsy swing & Jazz Manouche. The dinner starts at 6:30pm and the live music at 8:30pm. Wild Thyme sold out their last show at the golf club. Don’t miss out. Vive la France!
Celebrating the cuisine and wines of France, we’ll be taking you on a journey through the regions of Champagne, Provence, Loire Valley, Chablis, Burgundy and Rhône – just to name a few. Enjoy a prix fixe 5 course menu of classic French dishes with 10 delicious matched wines in the grand Tea Room above City Wine Shop.
$189.90 pp 4 courses and matched wines and live entertainment
It’s time to honour the Francophile in all of us so get your crew together and come celebrate #bastilleday with a week-long French menu featuring slow-cooked winter dishes, deliciously ripe cheeses, terrines, parfaits and back-vintage wines.
Melbourne’s best Mixologist will be serving up $15 French 75s and French Martinis and hooking you up with calvados shots all night long.
This is a FREE event. Drinks and food available at bar prices.
Book your table SMS 0416 088 000.
Melbourne Digital Concert Hall – ONLINE LIVE STREAM
SO FRENCH! SO FABULEUX! – Divas on Bastille Day: Amelia Farrugia, Jane Rutter, Vivian Choi
Opera star soprano, Amelia Farrugia performs best-loved French arias & songs. Joined by international concert pianist Vivian Choi and French Knight, Jane Rutter, (‘Madame Flute’) this fabulous female trio of Divas perform Classical and Cabaret works by Fauré, Hahn, Gounod, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Martini, Offenbach, Satie, Chopin, Satie and others.
NORIA & Les parigots (Bastille Day 2021 celebration) – 10 July – SOLD OUT
Lose yourself at the So Frenchy So Discotheque, an adults-only dance party rendezvous.
In celebration of La Fête Nationale, our So Frenchy So Chic DJs will be spinning the best French music from the ‘60s Yéyé to ‘80s French Disco and ‘90s French Touch non-stop to keep you moving and transport you to a time of decadence, delicacy and dancing.
SFSC favourites Hotel Gitan, Frederic & Milk the Cow have designed a bistronomy menu of French delicacies.
BASTILLE DAY 2021 IN NEWCASTLE, NSW
Alliance Française de Newcastle – 16 – 18 July
A weekend of celebrations for Bastille Day at AF de Newcastle.
Friday 16 July: Movie night
The historical drama/comedy ‘Delicious’ will be screened at 7 pm at Event Cinemas Kotara. There will be a little French Market before at 6pm.
This film is about the creation of France’s first restaurant in 1789.
Whether you’re French or not, Bastille Day is the perfect excuse to grab your loved ones and take part in this globally celebrated French National Holiday.
This year, we’ve decided to extend our Bastille celebrations over a week, with our Bastille Day Dinner on Wednesday 14th July, as well as our special Bastille menu, bottomless crêpes and Kir Cocktails over two weekends:
Bastille Day Celebration – Wednesday, 14th July from 5:30pm
Bastille Dinner – Fri & Sat, July 9-10
Bastille Dinner – Fri & Sat, July 16-17
Bottomless Crêpes & Kir Cocktails – Sat & Sun, July 10-11
Bottomless Crêpes & Kir Cocktails – Sat & Sun, July 17-18
Brunch & Bottomless Kir Royale – Sat & Sun, July 10-11
Bottomless Crêpes & Kir Cocktails – Sat & Sun, July 17-18
To help set the mood, we’ll be serving our specially themed Bloody Marie cocktail. Antoine’s take on the classic features aromatic sensations of celeriac, Bird’s Eye chilli, basil and vine ripe tomatoes.
Four Frogs are bringing back their well-known Truffle Galette for a whole week. From the 12th to the 18th of July, visit their Crêperies to celebrate the French National Holiday with fresh local Truffle and Champagne.
After a few successful parties in Brisbane, La Messe is coming to Sydney @Boogie Mountain to bring its French touch.
For their first time in Sydney, La Messe thought we would celebrate Bastille Day and organise a party with a line up of 100% French DJs. They are all talented, and played in many clubs in France. They are from Paris, Marseille, Montpelier, and Normandy. They had great success in France and are currently based in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. We are lucky to have them for a great party. Be ready to be teleported in a French night club for the night!
Get your ticket now online and if you show up before 10.30pm, they’ll buy you a drink!
Award Winning Entertainer Milko Foucault – Larche has joined forces with Parisian born Leading Lady Corinne Andrew to celebrate Bastille Day in style bringing this French party to the heart of Marrickville
With his command of the French language, Milko has emerged in recent years as the leading and most active ambassador of French popular music in Australia.
Parisian born Corinne has been representing the French sounds of classic love songs around the world. She has spent most of her career performing as a principal singer and dancer in major entertainment venues throughout France, Europe, South East Asia and Japan.
No passport required! as you travel for the day to the City of Lights with Corinne & Milko along the Avenues and Boulevards of Paris to the romantic sounds of some of the most famous “ chansons” of all times.
Piaf, Aznavour, Bécaud, Dalida, Yves Montand, Charles Trenet, Enrico Macias, Joséphine Baker to name a few.
Joining the fun is Master of the Accordion & Musical Director Nick Bavarelli.
Price: $35+bf entry includes a whole pizza 🍕 of your choice.
A Bastille Day celebration with Emma Hamilton featuring a 7 piece band with string section and accordion.
Due to popular demand from her hit show “An Evening in Paris”, the Cremorne Orpheum is proud to present “A Bastille Day Celebration” with French/Australian chanteuse Emma Hamilton and her 7-piece band and string section.
Playing all your favourite classic French songs from “Champs Élysées” , “La Vie En Rose” and “La Mer” , this show will have you singing along and transport you back to France with its originality, humour and energy.
Tickets: $69/$64 which includes a glass of French sparkling and a French sweet treat on arrvial!
Proudly sponsored by FOUR FROGS CRÊPERIE and SACREBLEU!
Restaurant Hubert – 14 July
Romantic, nostalgic and delectable, celebrate all things French with an indulgent lunch and entertainment from our four-piece band, against the backdrop of rich red curtains and a space reminiscent of the Parisian golden age.
Line up: Gavin Libotte – Guitar, Charles – Bass, Calvin Welch – drums and Niyati Libotte – vocals, serenading you through a magical 2 hours of of French and jazz music.
Join AF de Toowoomba for their annual Bastille Day (Quatorze juillet) celebration on Sunday, 18 July 2021 from 12noon to 3.00pm!
There will be French music and dancing and great prizes to be won. Get to meet other francophones and francophiles over a welcome drink and canapés, then enjoy a two course sit down lunch. Drinks will be available for purchase from the bar.
The Alliance Française de Townsville is holding a Bastille Day 2021 celebration at Cotters Market on Flinders Street on the morning of 11 July.
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