The iced couronne at La Glacerie

Make it a Yuletide to remember with these delectable festive treats

CROWNING GLORY

This glossy iced couronne is certainly one way to ring in the New Year! €72 for 10 people. www.laglacerie.fr

SUGAR AND SPICE

Bringing to the table a sweet palate of violet and liquorice with a spicy finish, the Domaine Courbis Cornas Champelrose 2018 vin rouge, from the Rhône Valley, is a fitting winter wine that goes well with boar, duck and chocolate puds. €33. vins-courbis-rhone.com

COSY COCOA

What’s better than hot chocolate in winter? Thick, creamy chocolat chaud from Valrhona, that’s what. €10.90 for a 1-litre brick. bienmanger.com

STARS OF THE SHOW

These little étoiles à la cannelle from Alsace are crunchy, sweet and make great decorations… if they last that long! €5.15 for 200g. bienmanger.com

HIDDEN GEMS

François Doucet Confiseur, the Provençal confectionery company, is turning 50 – and has dreamt up this fanciful box to celebrate. Open every drawer and see what you find! francois-doucet.com

SLICE OF HEAVEN

A blissful union of mousse and biscuit, this bûche glacée Céleste from the dessert masters at La Glacerie Paris is a world away from your typical Yule log. €58 for 6-8 people. laglacerie.fr

CUTE AS A BUTTON

Made with superior chocolate from Tanzania (milk or dark – take your pick), and stuffed to the seams with hazelnut praline, Bobo is almost too sweet to eat. €9 per 125g. edwart.fr

A TEA A DAY…

Keeps the winter blues at bay! Count down to Christmas with Mariage Frères and indulge in 25 tea-themed surprises. €39. mariagefreres.com

KEEP THEM SWEET

Treat someone special to limited-edition lavender honey this Christmas – lovingly made by Mar tine and Château Millésime. Why not drop some onto your next tartine or swirl a spoonful into that mulled wine? €34.90. mielmartine.fr/en

PRINCELY PASTRY

Tuck into a savoury spin on the French tradition with Maison Verot’s crispy, meaty galette des rois. €26 for 4 people. maisonverot.fr

Need some more gift inspirations? Head over to gifts-from-france.com for the ultimate gift guide collection.

From France Today magazine

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