St. Honoré Boulangerie Decks the Halls with French Treats; Celebrates One Year Anniversary

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This season spread holiday cheer with artisan bread, chocolate, and traditional French desserts from St. Honoré Boulangerie.

Master baker Dominique Geulin will offer a selection of authentic holiday favorites, including two seasonal desserts from his family’s bakery in Normandy: Apple Chiboust, a pastry filled with apples baked and soaked with pommeau and topped with cream; Flan aux Abricots, baked custard topped with apricot halves, as well as a new dessert created by pastry chef Bill Raes, Caramel Nut Tarte with hazelnuts, pecans, and pistachios in caramel. If you can’t decide what to give, pick up a St. Honoré gift card in any denomination – a perfect stocking stuffer or hostess gift.

“Growing up in Normandy, the holidays were filled with special breads and desserts,” says Geulin. “I always looked forward to helping my family prepare the seasonal Bûche de Noël and the Christmas sweet bread. Now I can share my traditions with my customers – and my own children.”

French Holiday Treats to Pre-Order: Please call 503-445-4342 to place your order:

  • Hand-crafted Chocolat Maison: A ballotin of chocolates available exclusively at St. Honoré and hand-crafted on site. The chocolates are packaged in a gold gift box and will be available throughout December. The four flavors in each box include: Truffle au Chocolate dark chocolate ganache truffle, Orangette, stick of candied orange covered in chocolate, Praliné Noisette, crunchy hazelnut praline and Tuiles aux Amandes, toasted almond shingles(both available in dark and milk chocolate).
  • Pain de Noel: A Christmas sweet bread with citrus flavor and nuts. Available by special order starting December 15th.
  • Bûche de Noël : This traditional French Christmas cake is shaped and decorated to resemble a yule log. Available by special order starting December 15th.
  • Galette des Rois: A puff pastry filled with frangipane, a blend of almond and custard cream. Available January 1-15, 2005 by special order.

About St. Honoré Boulangerie:

A neighborhood bakery and café located in Northwest Portland, St. Honoré features handcrafted, authentic French bread, pastries, and savories. The menu and décor reflect Dominique Geulin’s heritage growing up in his family’s boulangerie in Normandy. Committed to using locally produced ingredients and sustainable flour, Dominique regularly visits with farmers to make sure the fruits and grains are the highest quality available. St. Honoré is located at 2335 NW Thurman and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily from 7-8 p.m. For more information, please call 503-445-4342 or visit our web site at http://www.sainthonorebakery.com.

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