It’s December in Charlotte, which means that Amélie’s French Bakery and Café has launched their new winter menu today! This years seasonal flavors were inspired by “the Parisian holiday markets, sugarcoated memories and snow-covered mountains in the French Alps.” Fancy and European. Sign me up.
These years seasonal recipes were whipped up by the Amélie’s amazing pastry team using some of winters most popular flavors and ingredients. Cranberry, peppermint, hazelnut, pistachio, fig and molasses kisses round out the 35 specialty holiday offers. The holiday-specific items are available now through January 1 but the winter seasonal offerings are available through the end of February when spring rears its allergy-laden head.
The yummy, but limited-time menu available January 1contains:
French Macarons: mint chocolate and spiced molasses & ginger
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Tart: pâte sucrée shell, spiced pumpkin filing with cream cheese mousse and cinnamon sugar
Peppermint Chocolate Meringue Tart: pâte sucrée shell, baked chocolate ganache with peppermint vanilla bean meringue
Peppermint Blanc Café Crème: peppermint syrup, white chocolate ganache, espresso and steamed milk
While the Amélie’s winter cafe menu throws down the gauntlet with:
French Macarons: cranberry pistachio and maple walnut
Chocolate Walnut Tart: pâte sucrée shell, baked chocolate custard with walnuts
Pistachio Crème Danish: pistachio pastry cream topped with a lemon glaze
Fig, Bacon & Brie Bouchée: fig marmalade, crisp bacon and brie
Truffle Potato, Bacon & Gruyère Tartine: truffle oil, butter, sour cream, thyme,
potato spread topped with gruyère and bacon
Creamy Curry Lentil Soup (gluten-free and vegan): onions, garlic, carrots, butternut squash, coconut milk, curry, cumin and red lentils
Maple Carrot, Walnut + Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad: spinach, maple glazed carrots, roasted Brussels sprouts, walnuts with a sage vinaigrette
Spiced Maple Café Crème: spiced simple syrup, maple syrup, spice blend, espresso and steamed milk
You can find the winter menu at all six of Amélie’s locations including Atlanta and Rock Hill, S.C. If you feel the winter spirit late at night you can sprint into Amélie’s flagship location in NoDA, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year.