Last night I sent the news of the best Paris galette des rois to Jill of Mad About Macarons. She wrote back,
"Have you tried it yet?"
This morning, crack of dawn, I thought why not? I've got my ticket to ride (Carte Navigo). So what if the winner is on the other side of town in the 17th. Two metros and I'm there.
et voila I was outside by 7:30 am.
Hours 6:45 - 7 pm
Lohézic is one of those artisanal traditional boulangeries with all the details like the decorative sign outside
And awards displayed in the vitrine.
Inside it was a sea of crowns and golden galettes.
On a side table a giant replica of the winning galette filled with almond frangipane could be bought by weight.
I was assured the smaller individual galettes (10€ for 2 persons) were exactly the same as the winner.
Just then happy chef, Jocelyn Lohézic sailed in and assured me as well.
He was pleased to pose with his enormous trophy.
Then he went back to work serving early morning customers their croissants and jambon-beurre.
It wasn't just a stroke of luck Lohézic won. His galette won in 2011. And his croissants and baguette have taken honors too. My little galette came with a crown (his and hers reversible) and a tiny porcelain feve of Monsieur Endormi - a kids character famous for sleeping all the time.
*If you want a look at the almond frangipane inside please look on Facebook. This is the BEST galette I've tasted this year. Absolutement OUI!