L’OCCITANE CAFÉ: GALETTE DES ROIS
The galette des rois is translated as the “king’s cake” and it’s eaten in France throughout the month of January as a festive way to celebrate the new year with family and friends. Indeed, the galette des rois is made of a deliciously crunchy puff pastry tart filled with a creamy almond paste called “frangipane”.
And there is a playful twist to it! A “fève” (originally a bean but now tends to be a ceramic trinket) is baked inside the cake and the cake is shared around the table. Whoever receives the fève is then crowned king or queen for the day and has the much-coveted opportunity of bossing the rest of the family about! That same person can also choose someone to be their king or queen.
L’Occitane Café has brought back this fun tradition awarding a winner daily for a week. Indeed, if you find the figurine in your galette des rois, you get the chance to be the king or queen and win a special beauty hamper worth 500 AED!
GALETTE DES ROIS – AVAILABLE FROM JANUARY 3rd TO JANUARY 31st
Individual galette : 30 AED
Galette for 6 pax: 150 AED