The construction and decoration of our Gingerbread La Fonda is complete! It’s a holiday tradition that delights all the senses and signals the start to a joyous season of good food, good friends and good cheer in our favorite gathering place – the lobby of La Fonda on the Plaza.
What does it take to build a hotel out of gingerbread? An amazing team of culinary artists, a few additional staff volunteers, at least twenty pounds of gingerbread, royal icing, cinnamon sticks and a whole host of candy including gumdrops, candy canes, hard candy, red hots and M&M’s.
Everything except for the tiny paper farolitos that light the gingerbread hotel’s rooftop is edible.
This year, Chef Lane Warner enlisted the help of Angel at our front desk to craft the tiny paper farolitos. His culinary team spent an entire day making the gingerbread, cutting out the pieces and building the structure. Another half day was spent adding the icing and candy decorations!
Congratulations to Chef Warner, Gil Mesa, Hugo Esparza, Candelario Rivera, and Octavio Ruval-Cava for another beautiful Gingerbread La Fonda. Come visit our lobby to see the deliciousness in person!