Galette Des Rois – How To Celebrate French Style

Galette Des Rois – How To Celebrate French Style

  Today, we are talking about a very French tradition: the Galette des Rois, aka King’s Cake. It is mostly celebrated in France, but also Belgium, Switzerland and Quebec.   If you have never heard of it, here’s the deal: 12 days after Christmas, so on January 6th, the Three Kings – Melchior, Gaspard and Balthazar – arrived to Bethléem, following the shining star seen in the sky on the day of Jesus’ birth. Their journey took 12 days to come see the newborn and give him presents. That’s for the story part,…Read more
The Best Things To Bring To A New Year’s Eve Party

The Best Things To Bring To A New Year’s Eve Party

  So you’ve been invited to a New Year’s Eve party but are not sure what to bring for your hosts? Here is Atelier Monnier’s guide to the New Year’s Eve party essentials. Sparklers Sparklers are always fun to have to mark a special celebration. Plus, they will make for some great pictures. Bubbles Obviously, the star of New Year parties: Champagne! If you want to step into the new year in the most festive and bubbly way, look no further, Champagne it is. Chocolates I know what you’re thinking, “we just got…Read more
How To Choose Your Yule Log ?

How To Choose Your Yule Log ?

  Are you still hesitating on which Yule Log you are going to pick for this Christmas ? Well, first of all, let us tell you that at Atelier Monnier we call them Bûche de Noël (#frenchtouch). We have 3 delicious ones so the choice is obviously going to be hard but we’ll try to help you.   The Bûche Crunchy: A Hazelnut sponge cake topped with Milk Chocolate mousse, a hazelnut cream and caramel. You will love it if you like our famous “Crunchy”, hazelnuts and Nutella.   The Bûche Cécile: A Dark…Read more
Perfect Pair – Episode 2 – The Christmas Eve Dinner

Perfect Pair – Episode 2 – The Christmas Eve Dinner

  Hello wine lovers! Welcome to Episode 2 of Perfect Pair. The concept is simple: every month, we will choose a featured cuisine and our Sommelier will share his wisdom about how to pair it. Wine pairing is often associated with a fancy dinner, but it doesn’t have to be. Miami is a very multi-cultural city and we want to make sure you pick the right wine to go with whatever cuisine you are eating that day. For those of you who haven’t already read it, our first Perfect Pair episode was all…Read more
How To Host A French “Apéro” –  Part 3: Dessert

How To Host A French “Apéro” – Part 3: Dessert

  An “Apéro” is basically a chill cocktail party. It is either the “before” to a classic meal, or it can be the full meal (an “apéro dinatoire”). With the party season coming up, we thought a French themed party could be a great way for you to entertain guests. In this series, we will share the staples you will need to host a wonderful French Apéro.   We have already covered the drinks and the food in previous articles (if you missed them you can read the drinks article here and the…Read more