Industry News | November 7, 2014

La Madeleine Unfurls French-Inspired Holiday Menu

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and la Madeleine Country French Café is unwrapping the season’s favorite flavors.

The brand known for its French recipes announced the debut of its holiday seasonal menu. Now through the end of December at its 70-plus cafés nationwide, guests can gather to savor a new flavor of the season every day.

“Gearing up for the holidays at la Madeleine is always a busy time. When we took a second to count, we realized that we have 18 handmade holiday recipes. We bring back many of these recipes each year, but allow ourselves the fun of creating a little something new like our White Chocolate Raspberry Cake,” says Susan Dederen, vice president of culinary for la Madeleine Country French Café. “Holidays are the best time of the year for sharing an authentic country French meal with your friends and family around our fireplace.”

A pair of la Madeleine’s most celebrated holiday favorites, the Turkey Cranberry Melt and the Turkey Cranberry Risotto, are back. The Turkey Cranberry Melt features oven-roasted turkey, homemade cranberry-apple stuffing, cranberry-orange chutney, and Provolone cheese layered on a warm cranberry orange ciabatta roll. It includes the choice of Caesar salade, tomato basil pesto pasta, or salt and pepper chips.

The Turkey Cranberry Risotto blends Parmesan risotto with oven-roasted turkey and cranberries. Fresh tomato, green onions, and more Parmesan top the dish as garnishes. It’s served with a warm, freshly-baked sourdough breadstick.

For guests with an appetite for the tastes of Thanksgiving, the Holiday Feast for One features slices of oven-roasted turkey with wild mushroom sauce alongside sautéed green beans almondine, homemade cranberry-apple stuffing, and orange cranberry chutney.

And, a visit to la Madeleine during the holidays would not be complete without a sampling of the brand’s holiday pâtisseries. From a slice of White Chocolate Raspberry Cake to smaller treats like the Peppermint Mocha Parfait or Gingerbread Crème Brulee, la Madeleine is the a great place to enjoy the flavorsof the season.

Expanded holiday pâtisserie offerings include the Grand Chocolate Tart, Grand Lemon Tart, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Tart and Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroon. La Madeleine’s traditional Bûche de Noël and legendary Linzer Cookies will make their return after Thanksgiving.

La Madeleine for the holidays extends beyond guests’ experience in the café. The brand offers Holiday Feasts for the home and office. Online ordering starts November 1.   

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