Holiday Traditions

It’s time for the annual visit to the lobby of the Benson Hotel to view the gingerbread creation, this year featuring the Lichtenstein Castle in the center and imaginary villages on the sides. The first view with a human for perspective.

Then the detail on the right.

And closer so you can see the chocolate shingles on the roofs.

And closer yet to show the tree with marzipan gifts.

Back to an overview from the right.

And a close up of the tree in the lower right.

Love the pretzel trunk and green frosting.

This is Chef Diffendorfer’s 25th gingerbread creation at the Benson.



Filed under Holidays, Portland OR

6 responses to “Holiday Traditions

  1. The Grove Park Inn near us has a big gingerbread house contest, but nothing this fancy!

  2. Can it be eaten afterwards, when it’s all over? Because if so, I get first dibs on the marzipan 🙂

    • LOL. I can imagine the party when it is taken down if it is. Don’t know if the icing would keep the gingerbread edible for a month or not. I do know it’s new enough that it still smells like gingerbread.

  3. Wow! That’s incredible! I’m not surprised they have it cordoned off to stop weary Christmas shoppers snacking on the odd tree as they go past.

  4. Wow! This is incredible- I wanted to take my son to the ginger bread city exhibition at the Archetictue Museum but it completely sold out … I’ll just show him this one!!! Again wow and well done!

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