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2011 King's Cake Sightings

Columba Jan 5, 2011 12:19 PM

Update of 2010 post:

Don't know where else they can be found in 2011. But Choe's French Cafe in Santa Rosa is at it again.

From their e-mailer:

Our Galette des Rois is Back!

Celebrated through the month of January, the Galette des Rois or "King's Cake" takes its name from the Biblical Three Kings, and is the traditional French cake served for the catholic Epiphany holiday. The cake consists of flaky puff pastry layers with a dense center of almond frangipane cream. It is a real January delicacy!

Tradition holds that the cake is "to draw the kings" to the Epiphany. A figurine or bean is hidden in the cake and the person who finds "la fève" (literally the broad bean) in their slice becomes king for the day and will have
to offer the next cake.

Alain will be making King's Cake, as described above, through the month of January. Each one serves 10 and comes with a hidden "feve" and a King's crown. $28.50 per cake

Chloe's French Cafe
3883 Airway Drive 145, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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    sdavissm Mar 8, 2011 01:21 PM

    Whole Foods Oakland has bad looking non-ring shaped King Cakes.

    Merritt Bakery Oakland has normal ring King Cakes.

    Merritt Bakery
    203 E 18th St, Oakland, CA 94606

    3 Replies
    1. re: sdavissm
      Robert Lauriston Mar 8, 2011 02:39 PM

      The king's cake served on Mardi Gras in Louisiana is quite different from the traditional French galette des rois served on Epiphany.


      1. re: Robert Lauriston
        sdavissm Mar 8, 2011 02:49 PM

        I never said they were the same.

        1. re: sdavissm
          Robert Lauriston Mar 8, 2011 03:30 PM

          You responded to a post about galette des rois from January, and the title confusingly says "King's Cake."

          Here's a topic about Mardi Gras King's Cake with some sightings this week:


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      artemis Mar 8, 2011 01:37 PM

      Ours came from Destination Bakery this year: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5894...

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        carolineinthecity Mar 8, 2011 06:07 PM

        Saw one on display at Noe Valley Bakery (24th Street, San Francisco) the other day.

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        1. re: carolineinthecity
          srr Mar 8, 2011 09:55 PM

          We got two from Noe Valley Bakery and they were delicious. My NO-born husband was happy with them. I liked them better than the ones we have had delivered from NO.

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