• Galette des Rois with crown
    Food, Drink & Health

    Scoop!!! The Best Parisian “Galette des rois” In My Backyard!

    Little did I know that I would find the best French holiday pastry in my own backyard of the 11th arrondissement. Little did I know or remember that today, the 6th of January, is the Epiphany holiday/holy day/official day of this flaky round pastry. Not only does it have a frangipane/almond creamy paste interior but it also contains a small porcelain (or plastic now) figurine (la fève). A fèveis actually a bean. Yesterday I passed one of my favorite bakeries/boulangeries, Au Levain du Marais, and saw photos posted on their windows about a 2010 competition for the best galette des rois. Today on my way home, I decided to stop…