Kelowna, BC (December 6, 2016) – Fans of Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate are very familiar with her buttery croissants, pastel-coloured macarons and handmade chocolates. While we may be intoxicated by the sweet smells walking into the shop, Sandrine also offers a variety of savoury bites too.
For French families, Christmas Eve marks the culinary highlight of the year, when they settle down for “Le Réveillon” a marathon feast fit for kings which often begins after midnight mass and goes until the early hours of the morning. Whether you are French or just wanting to bring that French touch to your holiday festivities, you can find what you need at Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate.
Your French Holiday Menu Shopping List:
Foie Gras – A French Christmas feast wouldn’t be the same without a portion (or four) of that typically festive fare – foie gras, often served up on slices of bread as a starter or apéritif
Duck Confit – Although not just for the holiday season, it’s a decadent treat, especially the way the way Sandrine serves it – two duck legs with duck fat, all pre-packaged for your home cooking
Tourtière – Although tourtière originates in Quebec, it’s become a holiday favourite around the world. Traditional style with beef and pork, or turkey with spices, a tourtière is perfect for any meal during the holiday season. Another popular favourite from the freezer at the shop is quiche. A bit of time in the oven and it’s ready to serve guests or the family, without a lot of time or effort
Yule Log – The French will spare a little room in their stomachs for the traditional Christmas chocolate log or “Bûche de Noël,” or Yule log. For the chocolate lovers, there is Chocolate Love with chocolate mousse, ganache and chocolate cake. But if that’s just too much chocolate (but who says that?) there is a Vanilla-Chocolate-Raspberry combination, or perhaps Addiction will be your vice, with hazelnut and almond praline mousse, coffee mousse and chocolate cake
More Sweets – Hand-made chocolates, macarons, delicate, light, almond meringues with delectable fillings can provide the sweet part of the menu while handcrafted chocolate trees and pretty jars of jams and jellies make perfect gifts
Remember to place your holiday order before Tuesday, December 20th by visiting the shop or calling 250-860-1202.
Sandrine French Pastry and Chocolate is located at 1865 Dilworth Drive (Orchard Place) Kelowna and is open Monday – Saturday from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm, closing December 24 (Christmas Eve) at 4:30 pm.