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The Twelve Days of Christmas: the Fifth Day of Christmas

The 2018 Black Label Masterpiece XXI Ribbon Brooch from Cindy Chao the Art Jewel. Photo courtesy Cindy Chao. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Paris, France -As tradition has it, the 12 days of Christmas begin on December 25th and follow onto one another until the 6th of January when the Wise Men followed a star into Bethlehem. Gifts and sustenance were traditionally given over those 12 days and today we bring you a high jewelry piece from the house of Cindy Chao the Art Jewel, a fruity pink champagne from the house of Chassenay d’Arce and the Yule log Christmas cake, known as the bûche de Noël in French, that was served at the Molitor hotel in Paris during the holiday season.  Shimmering ribbons, flowers and butterflies are Cindy Chao’s signature motifs and this stunning ribbon brooch pictured above was among them. The 2018 Black Label Masterpiece XXI enjoys a centerpiece of a 76.91 carat old mine brilliant cut diamond surrounded by resonating diamond-cut rubies totaling 117.12 carats set in a pavé.

Chassenay d’Arce is a house of winemakers, a champagne-making cooperative that brings together 130 families in the southernmost reaches of the northernmost wine-making region of France, Champagne country’s Côte des Bars. They have worked collectively to bring out a fine range of champagne collections. For this fifth day of Christmas or any day of the year, we bring you the house’s Rosé Brut, a festive pink champagne. Meanwhile the chef Louise Riot made her first Yule log holiday cake for the Molitor hotel in Paris which pairs perfectly with the pink champagne of Chassenay d’Arce. It is a luscious combination of vanilla mousse, a vanilla cashew praline, with candied citron —a large fragrant citrus fruit — and a biscuit of hazel nut butter and crunchy ground cashew nuts.©Trish Valicenti for The Gourmet Gazette


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The Yule log holiday cake from the chef Louise Riot at the Molitor hotel in Paris. Photo ©GeraldineMartens, courtesy Molitor. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

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