The Best Gingerbread House in Town

Xmas LobbyIt’s getting to be around that time of year when the pastry chefs at the San Francisco Fairmont bake up hundreds of pounds of gingerbread for the two-story gingerbread house that each year accompanies the 23 foot Christmas tree that festoons the lobby.

2017 promises an even larger house than before. According to the Fairmont, the edible house will stand more than 22 feet high and 23 feet wide once complete.

Gingerbread House @ The FairmontConstructed from 7,500 gingerbread bricks, the house will also be built from a hundred pounds of candy and more than a ton of royal icing.  The expanded house will accommodate 12 seats in 2017 for afternoon tea or dinner.

While other San Francisco hotels sport gingerbread houses, nothing compares to the Fairmont. For instance, the 12-foot “Enchanted Castle” at the Westin St. Francis is puny.  Gingerbread House & PointsettiaOther gingerbread houses include the one at the Marriott Marquis and the Waterbar Restaurant. Perhaps this year, now that the Claremont  Hotel is part of the Fairmont chain, the Claremont will host some extravagant creation.  Fairmont XmasIt did not in 2016. So we’ll just have to go and see!

If you are interested in dining in the Fairmont’s gingerbread house, you can contact the Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar at (415) 772 – 5411.

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