Stein Eriksen Lodge Unveils Viking Ship Gingerbread Display

Gingerbread Viking Ship (Stein Eriksen Lodge)

With a 13-foot candy cane mast, 8-foot dragon figure, and 9 feet of gingerbread stretching from bow to stern on each side, this year’s Christmas-themed gingerbread display will feature an authentic Viking ship scheduled to set sail at Stein Eriksen Lodge on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. The vessel, complete with sail, shields, and oars, will pay homage to Stein Eriksen Lodge’s proud Norwegian heritage. The sight to behold will be docked in the Mountain Lodge next to an elaborate, 32-foot decorated Christmas tree, as part of the Lodge’s imaginative holiday décor.

The Executive Pastry Chef at Stein Eriksen Lodge continues the 17-year gingerbread tradition that guests eagerly await to see every holiday season. This year’s Viking ship features hundreds of pounds of fresh-baked gingerbread, fondant, cookies, and candy, as well as gallons of whipped royal icing. The construction of the gingerbread display began in October thanks to a collaboration of gingerbread specialists, led by Executive Pastry Chef Jeremy Garcia and Chef Zane Holmquist, VP of Food & Beverage Operations and Corporate Chef. Between the engineering and culinary teams, the spectacle requires approximately a dozen staff to create and construct.

“Our annual gingerbread display is one of my favorite ways to impress our guests during the holiday season,” said Jeremy Garcia, Executive Pastry Chef at Stein Eriksen Lodge. “The level of creativity and passion for such an enormous display – entirely constructed of pastries – is a testament to our team’s dedication to ensure the holidays spent at Stein Eriksen Lodge are an unforgettable experience.”

Former gingerbread presentations have included movie scenes from Star Wars, Peanuts, Frozen, Despicable Me 2, and Harry Potter, and intricate models of a whimsical carousel, the Eiffel Tower, and the Empire State Building.

For more information on Stein Eriksen Lodge’s gingerbread display or the Lodge’s holiday specials, dining menus, and holiday images, please contact Jessica Turner at (435) 604-2793 or jturner@steinlodge.com. Further information on Stein Collection is available at www.SteinCollection.com.

About Stein Eriksen Lodge

The World’s Best Ski Hotel and Utah’s only Forbes Five-Star Hotel and Spa, Stein Eriksen Lodge is one of America’s premier resorts. One of the most accessible mountain destinations in North America and an official resort of Cadillac, the Lodge provides guests with the ultimate year-round luxury destination, offering world-class hospitality, accommodations, fine-dining, meeting facilities, spa services, recreation, and luxury Cadillac car services. For more information, visit the Lodge’s website at www.steinlodge.com or call 800-453-1302.

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.