Kings Cake night – Galette des Rois

La galette des rois et sa couronneCome and start the new year at AF Dunedin with a delicious Galette (Kings’ cake) and you may become the King or Queen for the night. Come and discover this tradition with us at 15 Bond street from 6pm on Thursday 19th.
Let us know that you’re coming (through the FB event / or email us) so we make sure we have enough Galettes!
3$ members, 5$ non-members, $1 kids

French King’s cake tradition (from Wikipedia):

The cake traditionally celebrating Epiphany in France, Belgium and Quebec is sold in most bakeries during the month of January.

Three versions of cake are used, either circular or rectangular. They can be made from flaky puff pastry layers with a dense center of frangipane or apple,  a form of sweetcrust pastry, or a torus-shaped brioche with candied fruits and sugar, similar in its shape and colors to a crown.

The cake was traditionally divided into as many shares (slices) as there were guests, plus one. The latter, called “the share of God,” “share of the Virgin Mary,” or “share of the poor” was intended for the first poor person to arrive at the home. feve

Hidden in the cake is la fève. It is traditional for the youngest person to sit under the table and call out each name of the person attending (helped by the person in charge of the service), to make sure each share of the cake is distributed randomly, until  la fève is found!

The person who finds the trinket in his or her slice becomes king for the day and will have to offer the next cake (and gets to wear the crown).

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Venez entamer l’année 2017 en dégustant une délicieuse galette des rois et devenez peut-être le roi ou la reine de la soirée! Découvrez cette tradition, si vous ne la connaissez pas encore, dans nos locaux 15 Bond street à partir de 18h, jeudi 19 janvier.

3$ membres AF, 5$ non-membres, $1 enfants