The La Renaissance Passover Menu is Here!

Posted by LaRenaissance on Apr 1, 2011 in Holiday Menus

Passover begins at sundown on Monday, April 18, and ends on April 26. Be sure to view our special Passover menu and place an order for your favorite holiday desserts. We are offering a large selection of flourless cakes. We use almond flour, or meringue and almonds to make our cakes. Other favorites include:

  • Parisian Macarons
  • Traditional Coconut Macaroons
  • Mousse Bowls

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Macaron Day NYC is March 20th

Posted by LaRenaissance on Mar 11, 2011 in Announcements, Featured Item, Scarsdale, NY

French MacaronsWhy all the fuss over a little French cookie, you ask? Each bite of one of these unassuming little gems begins with a light, crispy crunch, leading to a chewy almond meringue and then a smooth, creamy interior – a combined bite of texture and taste that might just make you melt at the knees. French macarons come in an array of bright and lively colors and flavors, and are fast becoming popular wherever they can be found – which, outside Paris, isn’t all that many places…yet. Coaxed along by the world famous award-winning pastry chef Francois Payard, this French favorite’s moment seems to have arrived stateside, where it is slowly making its way into the American public’s lexicon of culinary delights.

Beginning one year ago, with the establishment of Macaron Day NYC 2010, Payard began a new American tradition that reflects one celebrated in his native Paris each year  – Jour du Macaron, a creation of La Maison Pierre Hermé.

Jour Du Macaron With this year’s celebration of Macaron Day NYC 2011 on March 20, participating bakeries in the New York area, including La Renaissance Patisserie, will be offering a free macaron to every customer. If you haven’t tried a French macaron yet, be prepared to fall in love with this ex-pat Parisian. Visit La Renaissance in Scarsdale, NY on Sunday, March 20 to see what all the fuss is about…

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day With a Little Help From La Renaissance

Posted by LaRenaissance on Feb 3, 2011 in Holiday, Holiday Menus

Chocolate-dipped strawberries, hand-made truffles, valentine cakes, cookies and cupcakes…we’ve got all the sweets you’ll need to impress your sweetie.

Our Valentines Day cakes are available in a variety of flavors, including fruit tarts, chocolate ganache, red velvet, creme brulee tarts, our award-winning Renaissance cake and many more. These heart-shaped “cakes for two” turn positively decadent when accompanied by our freshly dipped semi-sweet and white chocolate-covered strawberries or a few of our hand-made gourmet truffles.

Heart-shaped cakes and chocolate-covered strawberries will be available for pick-up on Sunday, February 13, 8am – 1pm, and Monday, February 14, 8am – 6pm. The full menu will be available on our website soon. Cookies, truffles and cupcakes will be available every day through Valentine’s Day, so be sure to stop in soon and satisfy your heart’s delight!

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Valentine’s Day is Almost Here!

Posted by LaRenaissance on Feb 1, 2011 in Announcements, Holiday

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“Royal Treat”

Posted by LaRenaissance on Dec 29, 2010 in Community, Holiday, Scarsdale, NY

Our famous Galette des Rois gets a little love in this clip from the January 2011 edition of Westchester Magazine…

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Celebrate Epiphany with a Galette des Rois

Posted by LaRenaissance on Dec 27, 2010 in Holiday

La Renaissance will have Galettes des Rois available during the Epiphany season. Call today to order yours, or stop by to pick one up: 914-472-0702

La Renaissance was proud to be included in an article by the New York Times last December that highlighted sources for these hard-to-find celebratory confections. We’ve included a bit of background on the Galette Des Rois for you here…

Epiphany (or Twelfth Night) is the day on which the three kings (Les Rois Mages) came to Bethlehem to visit the baby Jesus, born to Mary and Joseph two weeks earlier. Historically, Christians in France celebrate the holiday by sharing a Galette des Rois, a flaky, buttery pastry filled with frangipane and a touch of rum. Some families celebrate on the actual holiday — which, this year, falls on Thursday, January 6th — and some celebrate on whatever Sunday falls between the 2nd and the 8th. Generally, it’s considered normal to celebrate Epiphany at any point during the month of January.

No matter when you celebrate Epiphany, the eating of the Galette is always a highlight, as one lucky person will receive the slice that has a hidden secret called a fève. The fève is usually a small plastic or porcelain trinket in the shape of a king or a baby that has been tucked into the cake before it is sliced. If you are the lucky recipient of the fève, you become King For a Day, and the golden paper crown that comes with the galette is bestowed upon you!

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Plan Ahead for a Joyous New Year’s Celebration

Posted by LaRenaissance on Dec 23, 2010 in Holiday

That means one with CHOCOLATE! Just in time for that last, best, and most celebratory holiday of the year, we’ll be offering our pastries, cakes and tarts emblazoned with a special “Happy New Year!” message, made from rich, delicious chocolate.

We will have special hours for the week of New Year’s Eve. Stop in to pick up a special order or to choose from our wide selection of sweet and savory pastries:

Monday, December 26-Thursday, December 30 | 8am–6pm
Friday, December 31 | 8am–3pm
Saturday, January 1 | closed

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Our Holiday Menu is Here!

Posted by LaRenaissance on Dec 3, 2010 in Holiday Menus

Place your order by Saturday, December 18 for pick-up in time for Christmas!

Click the image below to download a PDF of the holiday menu:

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Celebrate Christmas with our Buche De Noel!

Posted by LaRenaissance on Dec 1, 2010 in Holiday, Holiday Menus

Our holiday menu is now available for download, and we are taking orders for Buche de Noel, Galette des Rois, cookie trays and more..

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Locally-Sourced Seasonal Ingredients Make the Best Fall Desserts!

Posted by LaRenaissance on Nov 17, 2010 in Scarsdale, NY

Pumpkins, pears, apples, heavy cream and butter – all the wonderful stars of our Fall desserts don’t travel very far before being baked into our delicious pies, tarts and cheesecakes. We source our fresh, seasonal produce from local farmers around New York State and New England — sugar pumpkins for our pies might come from Wilkens Fruit Farm in Yorktown Heights, and golden delicious apples for our tarts might have been grown by Outhouse Orchards in northern Westchester. Even our heavy cream comes from dairies in the picturesque Hudson Valley.

We think that keeping it local means keeping it fresh and delicious! Taste the difference for yourself by sampling one of our crisp and buttery Apple Pies, our luscious Pear Almond Cream Tart, or our sinfully creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake.

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