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12-ft Tall “Enchanted Sugar Castle” Unveiling, Cookies & Hot Coffee | Westin St. Francis
In celebration of the holiday season, The Westin St. Francis will debut the 12-feet tall “St. Francis Enchanted Castle” featuring more than 1,000 pieces of sugar art made from pulled and blown sugar embellishing a rotating 12-feet-tall winter wonderland.
Come out to the unveiling of this spectacular sight at 11 am on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 and enjoy complimentary coffee and cookies. The castle will be on display November 25, 2015 – January 2, 2016.
On display in the Landmark Lobby of The Westin St. Francis through January 2, visitors will delight in discovering rows and rows of brilliantly colored, intricately handmade colored ornaments, elaborate gift boxes, candies and Christmas trees throughout this rotating castle. Elves can be spotted climbing all the way up to a towering all-white sugar castle. Each item is intricately handcrafted using the practiced techniques of sugar art including pulling, blowing, shaping and molding, each taking years to perfect.
Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Francois Houdré learned the refined art of pastry by working in his family’s bakery where everything was created from scratch. Born in the Southwest region of France into the family business of boulanger-pâtissier, he was inspired to become a pâtissier by his father who taught him not only the technique but also a true love for the craft.
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Address: 335 Powell Street San Francisco, CA 94102
Submitted by Michie Ortiz