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The Twelve Days of Christmas: The Eleventh Day of Christmas 

The Royal Blue Ring from the Solstice chapter II collection by Piaget. The light-filled ring is set with a cushion-cut indicolite tourmaline weighing about 8.68k and enhanced with a setting of emeralds, tourmalines, peridot and diamond. Photo courtesy Piaget. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Paris, France —The Twelves Days of this Christmastide are drawing to a light-filled close. They began on December 25th, Christmas Day and the Festival of Light in the pre-Christian world, which marked the winter solstice on December 21st and the lengthening of the days and daylight. Piaget’s Solstice Collection Chapter II offers a fine celebration for this time of year. The collection draws its inspiration from the year’s most exceptional night and the collection in and of itself is a celebration. 

The Les Caudalies champagne from the house of Champagne de Sousa. Photo ©Courtesy Champagne de Sousa. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

And the celebration continues under the moonlight and starlight with a delightful Blanc de Blancs champagne from the family-owned house of De Sousa. Les Caudalies is made with 100% Chardonnay grapes cultivated organically in the Grand Cru Côte des Blancs region of Champagne country. For Les Caudalies, the de Sousa family selected the grapes from vine plants that were over 60 years old. This fragrant, dry champagne – aged in oak casks – was made from wine from the current year and reserve wines from the vintage years starting in 1995 in equal measure. 

The boxed set of Ladurée’s signature macaroons for the house’s 160th anniversary. ©Courtesy Ladurée. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Meanwhile the celebrated house of Ladurée began its own celebrations last October to mark the house’s 160th anniversary in 2022. The famous tea salons  serve beautifully appointed pastries and desserts and delightful lunch and dinner dishes as well as savory snacks. For Christmastide and its eleventh day, what better way to celebrate than with the house’s emblematic macaroons. ©Trish Valicenti for The Gourmet Gazette




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