Here’s hoping that you’re still hungry because there’s more food to come. Épiphanie happens on Sunday, January 6, but you’ll find galette des rois (or King Cake) in New York all month long.
Benoît, Alain Ducasse’s restaurant in Midtown Manhattan, will be offering a beautiful and delicious traditional frangipane galette des rois from January 6 to 31. It serves 6 people ($29). Galettes must be ordered at least 24 hours in advance. — 60 W 55th St, New York. (646) 943-7373
All Bouchon bakeries will be offering a whole galette ($30) as well as individual portions ($5.25). The pre-order period extends to the end of the month. — Time Warner Center Ten Columbus Circle, Third Floor, UWS (212-823-9366); 1 Rockefeller Plaza, Midtown (212-823-9357)
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Just about that time of year when we make one of my favorite pastries: Galette des Rois (or “King’s Cake”). Think: almond croissant, in cake form. Made with a flaky reversed puff pastry crust filled with cream almond frangipane inside, hand-scored on top to resemble a crown, and baked until golden. Each comes with a golden paper crown and fève to hide inside, and whoever kinds the fève is deemed king for the day. Available as a whole cake and by the slice starting this Friday Dec 28th though Jan 20th, in Soho, West Village, London, and for the very first time in LA. Preorders online now for pick-ups. #GalettedesRois ?
You liked Dominique Ansel‘s kouign-amanns, now here’s his galette des rois. Prepared from a unique recipe, it will be available for sale at Dominique Ansel Bakery (Soho) and Dominique Ansel Kitchen (West Village) until January 20 in the form of individual sizes and a for 6-8 people ($40). This year, he’s also accommodating people who think even bigger with their social events. He’s offering a special “Grande Galette,” for 60-70 people, only available for sale in the SoHo store. Order two days in advance. All orders can be placed online. — 189 Spring St, Soho (212-219-2773); 137 Seventh Avenue South, West Village (212-242-5111)
In his Midtown bakery Éclair, Stéphane Pourrez sells his frangipane galettes with porcelain fèves and a golden crown for $30 and $34 depending on the size. Order online or by phone. — 305 East 53rd Street (212-759-2253)
Epicerie Boulud‘s frangipane galette will delight 8 people ($42). It contains a fève and is sold with a golden crown. For sale online or on site in one of the épiceries. — Lincoln Center, 1900 Broadway (212-595-0303); Westfield World Trade Center, 185 Greenwich St LL 4000 (212-595-9605); Plaza Food Hall, 1 W 59th St (212-794-2825).
Financier is offering double the deliciousness this year. The bakery is offering two kinds of galette in its various shops in Manhattan: a traditional king’s cakes in a small and large size ($25.50 and $31.50, respectively), and a pistachio apricot galette in large size only ($31.50). They come with a special “fève Financier.” — various locations throughout Manhattan
Gabriel Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolates
The chocolaterie of the Alsatian chef Gabriel Kreuther and of Marc Aumont offers galette until January 10. It serves 8-10 people ($45) and includes a crown and a fève. Individual portions will be on sale at the store. Order the galettes in advance online. — 43 W 42nd St, New York. (212) 201-1985.
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Order our traditional #epiphany cake made from crispy puff pastry topped with almond cream and sprinkled with chopped almonds. It too has a Nordic feel this year with a collection of the traditional “lucky charms” paying tribute to Scandinavian symbols #CelebrateWithLaduree
At Ladurée, they offer four sizes of galettes, all made with almond cream and pieces of almonds on top: individual ($7.50), for four ($28.50), for six ($39.50), and for eight ($52.50). Each galette contains a fève inspired by Scandinavian symbols and comes with a crown. Orders 48 hours in advance at [email protected] or (646) 213-2806. — 864 Madison Avenue, UES (646-558-3157); 398 West Broadway, Soho (646-392-7868).
The French market Le District, located in Brookfield Place, will offer galette des rois from January 2 to 6, with three sizes of galette available: an individual version ($6), a medium size galette ($34), and a large galette ($45). — Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty St, Financial District, (212-981-8588).
At Maison Kayser, they’ve been making galette des rois for six years. Here, the traditional King Cake made in the frangipane style, is offered until the end of January at the stores’s various addresses and by its new catering service, Le Catering. One galette can feed 6-8 people ($30) and comes with “made in France” fève (not baked in the galette) and a crown. In addition to this, the baker sells a brioche des rois with candied fruit and pearl sugar for 6-8 people ($20). — various locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn
On the Upper West Side, Margot offers a traditional frangipane cake in two sizes: for 8 people ($28) and for 10 people ($38). The fève is baked into the galette, and a crown is included for whoever finds it. — 2109 Broadway (entrance on West 74th Street), UWS, (212-721-0076)
At Miss Madeleine‘s, there are King Cakes to be eaten. The small French bakery on the Upper East Side offers three sizes of galette this year: an individual one ($7), a medium one ($15) and a large one ($32), all available to order on the website. Able to be delivered or picked up in store. — 400 East 82nd St. 646-896-1227
The Upper West Side bakery Recolte is sure to please over and over again: its galettes are on sale all month in January. Two sizes are available: for 1-2 people and for 6-8 people ($29.50). The bakery explains that they’ll be using the “traditional French approach” to make their galette. Each one comes with a fève imported from France and a crown. Pre-orders are strongly recommended. — 300 Amsterdam Ave (646-928-0116).
Silver Moon Bakery
Don’t wait to order your cake from this Upper West Side bakery. At Silver Moon Bakery, galette will be available until January 6 in three sizes, each with a porcelain fève hidden inside: serving 8 ($39), 10 ($49), and 16 ($59). Pre-orders are recommended, by phone only. — 2740 Broadway, (212-866-4717)
There’s no fuss or frills at Almondine: Hervé Poussot’s galette comes in one size serving 6-8 people ($35) with a crown and a fève. Order by phone or by e-mail at [email protected]. — 85 Water Street, DUMBO (718-797-5026)
Caprices by Sophie
Plenty of caprices at Sophie Jaeger’s Caprices by Sophie. Here, they offer two types of cakes (plain and apple) in individual sizes ($6), medium for 4-6 people ($29), large for 6-8 people ($39) and XL for 8-10 people ($49 on order). Order by phone or e-mail [email protected]. — 138 N 6th St. Williamsburg (347 689 4532)
Two galettes are on sale at Charlotte Patisserie for $25 and $35. Each contains a fève and is sold with a crown. Order in store or by phone at 718-383-8313. — 596 Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint (718-383-8313); 201 Court St, Cobble Hill (929-295-0372)
Le French Tart
To mark Épiphanie, chef Laurent Chavenet at Le French Tart imported fèves from France depicting well-known paintings and figurines. And since he never does things halfway, two fèves are sold with each galette as well as two crowns (for the king and queen). Each galette can serve 6-8 people. — 579 5th Avenue, Park Slope. (929) 276-3035.
Galettes are for sale starting January 4 at Pistache, the store co-founded by Frenchman Yvan Bedouet. They offer two flavors this year in two sizes: traditional frangipane for 6 and 8 people ($32 and $38, respectively) and frangipane-pistachios for 6 and 8 people ($34 and $40, respectively). A brioche crown is also for sale for 8 people ($40). Possible deliveries to Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, or pick it up on site at their location in the Pfizer Building. Order by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at least 48 hours in advance at 646-207-9390 or 646-923-1224. — 630 Flushing Ave, Suite 806, Brooklyn
Cannelle is the place to be to find the galette des rois. In the Jackson Heights address, pastry chef Jean-Claude Perennou offers a classic frangipane galette for 8 people ($28) and in the Long Island City location, the same galette is available for 4 people ($18) or 8 people ($30). For chocolate lovers, find a chocolate cream cake (available only by order) for four people ($20) or 8 people ($32). — 7559 31st Ave, Jackson Heights (718-565-6200); 5-11 47th Ave, LIC (718-937-8500)
Choc O Pain
The boulangerie of Saint-Germanoise Clémence Danko is obviously making an excellent galette this year. Since the end of December, Choc O Pain has been offering a galette for 6 people ($30). Order online or by phone depending on the location you want to pick-up. — various locations in Jersey City, Jersey City Heights, and Hoboken
Events and Other
FIAF invites you to its annual Galette des Rois party on Tuesday, January 8 at 6:30pm. The galette tasting will be accompanied by Romilly cider. Reserve your spot to attend. Tickets are $30 for members and $35 for non-members. More information on the event’s webpage.
The New York chapter of Français du Monde-ADFE cuts their galette on Sunday, January 14. The address of the event will be communicated to the participants, who are invited to come with a brioche or galette that they’ve made. RSVP by e-mail to attend: [email protected]. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for individual adult non-members, $20 for couple non-members. Free for children.
The Queens Caravan FrancoFun immersion program is organizing a very kid-friendly Sunday galette party on January 14 at 3:30pm at LinguaLab (11-11 44th Road, Studio 204) with several activities for children. To attend, it’s $15 per child, $10 for children under two years old. Info and tickets here.
The table accessories store Bernardaud will also sell galette des rois on January 4 and 5. Prepared by Jean-Claude Perennou of Cannelle Patisserie, they will come with a special Bernardaud fève. Those interested should order in advance by calling the store at 212-371-4300. — 499 Park Avenue, Midtown West