Gingerbread men. Thai Coconut soup. Pumpernickel bagels and much more. These were some of the treats on hand at the Au Bon Pain Holiday Tasting Menu that was held on December 17th at their 800 Boylston St location. Roger Bowles, Culinary Director and Maria Feicht, the Chief Brand Officer were there to answer questions as well as give fun facts about the menu available until mid-January.
As much as I have eaten there in the past, I had no idea that the company was founded over 35 years ago in Boston. If you’ve eaten at Au Bon Pain, you already know that they strive to create a healthier yet flavorful convenient option. I’m typically a creature of habit, even if something looks good, I’m known to stick with what I know.
6 times a year, the company introduces new items to the menu, sometimes for the season and other times they become permanent fixtures. I’m really hoping that the Thai Coconut soup becomes a mainstay. I really am not a fan of coconut but the subtle hints of lime really added a touch of balance. I’m always at Au Bon Pain for their treats, I was always a fan of their chocolate chip cookies and now with their holiday additions, I’ve found healthy eats that I can bring to holiday parties! I hope that there is an Au Bon Pain around you because this is a delicious menu!
Actually, the greek yogurt parfait with cranberry, raspberry and blueberry is also a delectable item! Like I said, I’m a creature of habit, and I probably wouldn’t have tried on my own.
Thanks so much for having us taste this holiday menu.
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