Holiday Sweet Scenes
The ultimate holiday viewing experience will come to life at Bar Cocoa this year, as a brilliantly colorful winter wonderland is set occupy the entire Lobby beginning Thanksgiving Day.
A whimsically charming Gingerbread House for Santa’s Elves, featuring a throwback cottage design, 12 feet in width, with its own 10-foot-high clock tower and an adjoining cottage garden hosting live trees and several resident elves. The colorful elves are favorites from Mark Roberts’ beloved Elves Days of Christmas.
A dramatic, hand-sculpted dessert showpiece, created as a chocolate Santa’s Sleigh led by four giant Sugar Reindeer welcomes the guest of Bar Cocoa. The sleigh will serve as a drop-off point for guests wishing to leave teddy bears to be donated to the city’s Levine Children’s Hospital.
A re-imagined new version of the hotel’s historic 8,000 macaron holiday tree – a life-size culinary masterpiece requiring a 58-hour assembly marathon by the hotel’s pastry team.
Here, an environmentally-friendly holiday tree will soar 17 feet toward the sky, to be constructed of 789 recycled/recyclable green plastic bottles.
The world’s largest croquembouche tree, eight feet in height, features 1,700 French profiteroles as its delectable building blocks. The European-inspired croquembouche is made with choux pastry balls shaped into a tree formation and then ringed with sweet caramel