To create its now awaited Yule log, Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech requested, for the 3rd time, the talent of Yazid Ichemrahen, a young pastry prodigy. Lover of his homeland, Yazid Ichemrahen was inspired by the magnificent brick corridor of the Mandarin Oriental Spa, Marrakech, and its sublime perspective that evokes the ancient cathedrals and mosques of Andalusia, architectural masterpieces of the Almohads. A heritage that this admirer of Moroccan architectural art has reinterpreted through a creation called “Almohade” with graphic and refined lines, in brick and ocher colors emblematic of Marrakech, which sublimates the flavors of the soil and of Moroccan cuisine. Argan oil is subtly married to almond honey for the crunchiness, the orange blossom delicately perfumes its chocolate biscuit and its mousse, a tropical touch with its powerful creamy vanilla and a touch of cinnamon, magic spice of Moroccan cuisine, enhances its creamy caramel.
The “Almohade” log is available for resident and non-resident customers at 890 DH. Free delivery in Marrakech. Information and orders on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 05.24.29.88.88.
The “Attabia Log” at the Four Seasons Resort
Inspired by Moroccan craftsmanship and more precisely by carved woodwork and arabesques, an essential design of Moroccan architecture, the log, imagined by Anouar Ait Abdelaali, Executive Pastry Chef of the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, is an exclusive creation that offers a gourmet and surprising dessert for your holiday meals. With its art deco aesthetic, this elegant Yule log signed Four Seasons Morocco Collection will be the dream of all dessert lovers. With this creation, the Four Seasons Morocco Collection once again pays tribute to Morocco, while enhancing its new pastry creation that will make you melt, with its chocolate Moucharabieh concealing a nut cookie, a crunchy with three pralines, and a nut mousse.
Order your “Bûche Attabia” 48 hours in advance. Marrakech: Four Seasons Resort Marrakech at +212 524 359 200; Casablanca: place your order directly at the Mint’s pastry counter or by contacting the hotel on +212 529 073 670. The “Bûche Attabia”, in limited edition, from December 18 to 31 for 650 DH (8 to 10 people).
The Yule log at Es Saadi Marrakech Resort
Alliance of a fine gluten-free chocolate cookie and chestnut cream, the Christmas log at Es Saadi Marrakech Resort is emerging as the essential dessert for the end of the year celebrations. Coated with a light Madagascan vanilla mousse and a thin layer of white chocolate, the log is lightly dressed and is embellished with subtle silver leaves, a luxurious touch that promises an unforgettable gourmet moment.
Price: 490d DH, for 6/8 people To be ordered one day in advance.
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The Atlas Garden log by Pierre Hermé in La Mamounia
Pierre Hermé imagined a collection of Yule logs, including an exclusive creation inspired by Moroccan flavors and craftsmanship. Bearing the pretty name of “Jardin de l’Atlas”, this signature log is composed of lemon shortbread, mascarpone cream with orange blossom, a touch of unctuous honey, a marmalade with orange blossom and lemon cream and jelly, all topped with a mashrabiya-style chocolate dome.
Price: 650 DH. Available at the Pierre Hermé boutique in La Mamounia. Delivery from 1200 DH in Marrakech and 4000 DH outside of Marrakech.