New and returning items will be featured on the café side, with a debuting Turkey, Cranberry, & Feta Salad headlining:
- French Lentil & Kale Soup – A savory roasted vegetable stock soup with lentils, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, kale, onions, and celery with a unique blend of spices and herbs.
- Turkey, Cranberry & Feta Salad – Diced smoked turkey, cranberries, pecans, feta, grape tomatoes, and field greens tossed in balsamic vinaigrette.
- Turkey Cranberry Melt – Sliced, smoked turkey with cranberry sauce, stuffing, provolone melted on a Cranberry Orange Ciabatta roll.
- Holiday Café Sampler – Turkey & Cranberry Friand with Gruyère cheese sauce and served with a cup of soup and petite salad.
The bakery will have several holiday patisseries, such as Chocolate Pot au Crème Parfaits, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Tart, Christmas Tree Linzer Cookies, Poinsetta and Christmas Tree Iced Cookies, Gingerbread Crème Brûlée Mini Tarts, and the traditional French Yule log cake, Bûche de Noël.
“With our new and returning holiday recipes, guests can experience their favorite holiday flavors with a French twist,” says Susan Dederen, la Madeleine's vice president of culinary operations. “The holiday season at la Madeleine is our favorite time of the year – there is nothing more fulfilling than watching friends and families reconnect and enjoy each other's company in our bakery-cafes.”