Visions of Edible Masterpieces Dance in Our Heads
Pastry chefs, culinary students create gingerbread art
By Virginia B. Wood,
4:35PM, Wed. Dec. 4, 2013
As if that weren't enough gingerbread construction for one season, on Friday Escoffier students will deliver a European Gingerbread Village complete with seven buildings and snow to decorate the lobby at the Ronald McDonald House (1315 Barbara Jordan Blvd.). The village will be on display there throughout the holiday season, as well.
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Driskill Hotel Lobby E. Sixth & Brazos
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6-8pm
Meanwhile, down at Austin's Four Seasons (98 San Jacinto) property, the pastry crew spent weeks in November creating the entire village of WhoVille from the Dr. Seuss holiday classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The WhoVille re-creation went up in the lobby right before Thanksgiving and will be on display until New Year's Eve. As in the past, all the houses have been bought by sponsors (for prices ranging from $350-$650) to raise money for the Seton Shivers Cancer Center.
Four Seasons is hosting open houses both tonight and tomorrow night to show off this year's architectural masterpiece. Pastry chefs will be on hand to answer questions about the construction of the village and guests can enjoy complementary hot apple cider and Grinch-themed treats.
WhoVille Holiday Open House
Four Seasons Hotel Lobby 98 San Jacinto Blvd.
Wednesday & Thursday, Dec. 4-5, 5-6pm