Gingerbread Advent Calendar at Ritz, Buckhead

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Giant Gingerbread Advent Calendar at Ritz Carlton, Buckhead

By Laura Carson Miller

If you’re looking for a fun and festive event for your kids this year, that can easily become part of your family holiday traditions, The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead’s talented pastry team has created a magnificent, larger-than-life gingerbread Advent Calendar for the lobby this holiday season.

Keeping with the beloved Advent calendar tradition, Santa will arrive at the hotel at 2 p.m. each day through Christmas to select a young guest from the Lobby Lounge, who will assist him in opening the day’s Advent calendar door. Behind each door is a unique handmade holiday treat created by executive pastry chef Troman Felizmenio. The treat will change daily.

Wowza, did the pastry team ever outdo themselves on this glorious creation! The finished gingerbread calendar required 265 hours and 33 working days from the pastry team, along with these mountains of ingredients:

2 g of The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead’s honey, grown in-house

10 kg soft brown sugar

10 kg white granulated sugar

2.5 kg Canadian maple syrup

1 kg all spice

1 kg cinnamon powder

25 kg Italian flour

165 eggs

I visited The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead last week for lunch with a friend in the Café, and the holiday decorations and overall atmosphere at the hotel are completely delightful. I see a visit to the Lobby Lounge for a celebratory glass of champagne in my near future! Cheers!