For the third year in a row, the Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef of the Terrapin Grille at the Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa have created a Gingerbread house masterpiece!
Made out of candy, cookies and gingerbread this sweet treat is on display in the lobby for everyone to see.
Ever wonder where the gingerbread house started?
The gingerbread house became popular in Germany after the Brothers Grimm published their fairy tale collection which included "Hansel and Gretel" in the 19th century. Early German settlers brought this lebkuchenhaeusle – gingerbread house – tradition to the Americas.
In December 2001, bakers in Torun, Poland, attempted to beat the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest-ever gingerbread house. It was made in Szczecin, Poland, with 4,000 loaves of brick-shaped gingerbread measuring 11 1/2 feet high. It took a week to create and used 6,000 eggs, a ton of flour, and 550 pounds of shortening. Alas, they lost to an American team!
When you stay at the Marriott Fallsview Hotel and Spa this Holiday Season make sure you stop by and see the magnificent Gingerbread house in the lobby!
Don’t wait to book!