December is just around the corner and with it, the beginning of the Advent calendar tradition! Here is a small selection of the most gourmet of them.
Unlike what you might think, this daily treat is not just for children – quite the contrary! The grown-ups also have the right to open a little window for 24 days to discover a surprise. And when it’s a gourmet surprise, we at KACHEN love it even more.
Below we list a few calendars that will give you a daily treat. We look forward to December!
For chocolate lovers
We recently told you about Genaveh’s new Christmas range, which looks great in its new green outfit! The green advent calendar will delight you every day with its chocolate treats.
Purchase in the boutique (rue Philippe II) or online
- Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse
It is in a sublime hexagonal box, joyfully coloured and inspired by the tropical forest, that the French starred chef invites you to travel to Asia with original Asian-inspired creations, as well as some great classics.
In-store (Galeries Lafayette) or online purchase
- Pierre Marcolini
The famous Belgian chocolatier transports you to a New Year’s Eve in the woods, where every day is an opportunity to discover his creations.
In-store (Cloche d’Or and Galeries Lafayette) or online purchase
If you’re looking for a gift for St Nicholas or Christmas, chocolates or a biscuits to offer as a present or to please the sweet tooth among you, Oberweis is the place to go. This year, fabulous elves enchant the festive sweets of the traditional house. The Advent calendar is filled with chocolates and other Oberweis treats.
Shop at the various boutiques or online.
- Pierre Hermé
The prestigious Parisian boutique has designed three sublime Advent calendars in midnight blue and gold, all decorated by the artist Octave Marsal. The illustrations pay homage to an illuminated Paris, with its Christmas decorations.
The famous bakery and pastry shop Poilâne is offering an Advent calendar decorated in red and green to discover each day exclusive and unique flavours of cereal shortbread born from the marriage between spices and chocolate.
Jams, shortbread, chocolates, calissons, … so many possible surprises to wait gently until Christmas. Ladurée has chosen blue, Marie-Antoinette’s favourite colour, for its “Céleste” Advent calendar.
Purchase in the boutique (Grand-Rue) or online
For beverage lovers
JADO has created a new calendar this year with 24 exclusively Luxembourgish spirits. Each little door reveals a unique drink from different local producers, promoting the know-how and craftsmanship of the Grand-Duchy. From honey-flavoured Brandy, Gin to fancy “Drëppen” and other fine liquors, everyone will be able to find their new favourite drink! And this year, we have partnered up with them to offer you a discount code (use: KACHEN10)!
- Saveur Bière
The tenth edition of Beery Christmas will introduce you to a new beer every evening in December. Travel the world through emblematic figures of the brewing world. A unique tasting experience!
For tea enthusiasts
- Kusmi Tea
An organic advent calendar representing the Grand Hotel Kusmi Tea. Behind each window is a bag of green, black, white and flavoured tea. A relaxing break every day!
In-store (Cloche d’Or) or online purchase
- Palais des Thés
Two Advent calendars that will delight tea lovers: opt for the box filled with 24 tea bags with a selection of natural and flavoured teas, or the “tea seeker” box to discover teas from around the world including 7 exceptional grand crus.
In-store (rue de Chimay) or online purchase
For coffee lovers
A square box, blue or red, with a choice of 24 different coffees inside (plain, flavoured and decaffeinated), 3 of which were created with the pastry chef Pierre Hermé. A superb box, reusable, to start the day off the right way during the whole month of December!
- Maison Lagrange
24 origins & speciality blends to discover and travel to before Christmas. Freshly roasted coffees by Vincent Ballot, first Meilleur Ouvrier de France Roaster (2018). Composed of the house’s emblematic speciality coffees, exclusive references of coffees from nanobots and new recipes.
Picture: Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse