Antibes 18th January 2024

NEW ARRIVALS AND FAT TUESDAY (MARDI GRAS) BUNS

After the normal one weeks vacation, recovering from the busy (thanks to you our dear customers) Christmas season, we are now back in business. The end of the year holidays caused a minor break in shipments but now the shelves are well filled again. With goodies for example from Sweden as well as hand woven Finarte carpets.

Finarte carpets

FAT TUESDAY (MARDI GRAS) BUNS

Soon is the time for the delight of the spring – the wheat flour buns, flavoured with cardamom and filled with whipped cream and almond paste or raspberry jam, which ever you prefer.

Available in limited amounts on Fridays and Saturdays from 19th January until 10th February and of course on Fat Tuesday 13th February, from about 12:30 onwards each day.

We strongly recommend pre-ordering latest the day before through webshop, by e-mail orders@nordictemptations.com or telephone 04 89 02 72 60 (+33 489 02 72 60 from non-French numbers).

When ordering through webshop remember to put in the order notes what day you want to pick them up.

The Fat Tuesday buns are not available for postal deliveries

Mardi gras buns

DID YOU KNOW THAT…

The semla was originally eaten only on Shrove Tuesday, even called Mardi Gras which is French for “Fat Tuesday”. Referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday. Each Swede consumes on average five bakery-produced semlor each year, in addition to all those that are homemade.

The greediest of all must have been King Adolf Frederick of Sweden (1751-1771) as died on 12th February after having consumed a meal consisting of lobster, caviar, sauerkraut, kippers and champagne, which was topped off with 14 servings of his favourite dessert: semla stuffed with almond paste and served in a bowl of hot cream.

King Adolf Frederik Mardi Gras Bun

Winter sale!

Get ready for the next season already! The Christmas articles are now on sale with up to 63 % price reduction. The reduced prices apply also on webshop.

On sale
Finarte carpets

Carpet stock replenishment

It has been ages since we last talked about the bohemian hand woven carpet collection. All Finarte carpets are Finnish contemporary design using natural and recycled materials at affordable prices.

We have just received a new shipment of carpets with new sizes and colours.

Venez découvrir!

Princess cake
Frozen delicacies on the way

 

Shrimps, princess cake, crayfish, gluten free soft bread, cabbage rolls and other frozen delicacies you have longed for will be back soon. Estimated time off arrival is 26th January. You can any time check out if they have arrived on the first page of the website in the section newest arrivals
Cold-water prawns

Fresh from the kitchen

is available according to the normal schedule.

Cinnamon rolls are baked every day and ready around 11:30.

Homemade cinnamon rolls
Sweet rye bread

AT YOUR SERVICE

from Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-13:30 and 15:30-19:00
and baking something fresh every day.

By arrival with private vehicle the closest parking is the “La Poste” with entrance just in front of us on rue Vauban, outdoor parking and the garage “Pré-des-Pêcheurs” in the harbour.

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