STOHRER | THE OLDEST PÂTISSERIE IN PARIS
"La Galette des Rois" (King's cake) is a cake to celebrate the Epiphany in France on every 6th of January. During this time of the year, French bakeries are filled with a traditional pastry: La Galette.
Galette des roi with paper crown
Family and friends would gather and share the cake. First of all the youngest child has to hide under the table and tell whoever is cutting the cake who should get which piece. Then the person that gets the slice with the lucky charm is "the king" of the day. "The King" will have to wear the paper crown and it is always the most fun part of the day!
The charms inside the cake
This year, we are introducing the most authentic, the oldest French Bakery: STOHRER Paris.
Former pastry chef for Louis XV, Nicolas Strohrer, traveled to France with Marie Leszczynska, the daughter of the king of Poland. Stohrer had served his apprenticeship at the Court of King and proved himself to be a very inventive pastry creator. Then he opened his own pastry shop in 1730 on rue Montrogueil in Paris with all the royal cake delights.
Stohrer Paris shop
This year, the executive pastry chef, Jeffrey Cagnes, introduced his Galette des Roi for STOHRER. These beautifully made Galette des Rois are the glorious classic. The shining surface, detailed design along with the taste, "a royal journey" we'd say. If you happen to be in Paris, don't forget to stop by STOHRER!
Of course, the pleasure brought by the cake isn’t merely due to its deliciousness. If you are lucky to discover the charm, take your King's place in a 700-year old French tradition and be part of France's national obsession!
51 Rue Montorgueil, 75002 Paris
by Wen Tu | SACREBLEU PARIS