Add edible art to the list of New York City products that won’t be outsourced this holiday season.
For the sixth year in a row, The Gingerbread Extravaganza outfits the atrium at Le Parker Meridien with a fleet of fragrant art-meets-cookie-dough sculptures encased in Plexiglas.
This year’s theme, Made in New York, is a reminder of how inimitable the city’s sights are, from King Kong and the Great White Way to Holly Golightly breakfasting at Tiffany’s, especially when rendered in gingerbread.
In a fresh take on home cooking each of the 10, look-but-don’t-bite New York-centric concoctions was designed by a New York City restaurant, bakery or caterer.
As always, you can vote for your favorite at $1 a throw at the hotel or online (5 votes for $5). One lucky voter scores five days at the balmy Parker Meridien Palm Springs. Proceeds go to City Harvest, a New York organization that collects unused food from hotels and restaurants and feeds the needy. A City Harvest truck even inspired a gingerbread creation.
A roomful of uber-gingerbread houses merits a trip to Le Parker Meridien. (For added synergy, fanciful gingerbread cookies dress up the hotel’s giant holiday tree.)
The Extravaganza will be on view through January 4, 2015.
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Le Parker Meridien, 119 West 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, 212 245.5000.