Sunday, January 05, 2014

Galette du Coeur 2014 et les Disciples Escoffier

On Saturday the 4th, an annual special event, the 9th edition of the Galette du Coeur took place outside at place Saint-Germain-des-Prés. A grand sale of 400 galette des roi donated by top Paris pastry chefs, members of Disciples Escoffier. All funds donated to Association des POIC.
 
Tomorrow is the celebration of Epiphanie. Time to dive into the traditional buttery gateau and hope to land the little feve/favor inside without breaking a tooth.
 
The annual sale is sponsored by l’Association des Disciples Escoffier.
 
A slew of top chefs and patisseries were on hand donating their best galettes: le Moulin de la Vierge, Potel et Chabot, Hélène Darroze, la Grande Epicerie, Saint Clair le Traiteur, Pierre Hermé, la Maison Kayser, le George V, Michel Rostang, les Bistronome, Poilâne, le Plaza Athénée, Thierry Burlot, Bakery, William Ledeuil, la pâtisserie Jean Millet, la Closerie des Lilas et Clerardin.
 
It was a fun scene.
 
The unusual galette in the middle is from Guy Savoy, pralinée.
 
A donut-shaped gateau topped with nougat from the Intercontinental.
A huge galette for everyone to taste.
 
A slice was a mere 2€.
 
Kiddies got free tastes but it's all for a good cause.
 
Canal Gourmandises reporter Christophe Devé interviews Escoiffier  president Jean-Pierre Biffi.
All the chefs get to chow down on breakfast of paté, huitres et Burgundy. The event went on from 9 am till noon.
 
Then a quick waltz around the 6th to view the other galettes on offer. Pierre Hermé was just about to open at 10 am.
 

Hermé's galettes are filled with riz de lait et caramel.
On rue de Seine Arnaud Larher has candied almonds inside.
 
Pastry chef Gerard Mulot himself is checking his windows.
 

Mulot's golden feves/favors are an homage to balloon inventer Mongolfière.
Petty mini pastry feves from Hugo et Victor.
For the horsey set from Frederic Cassel Fountainebleu. Collectors of feves are called 'fabophiles'. These are all limited editions never to be repeated.
 
My local boulangerie Au 140 has a set of 12 bakers baking. Tomorrow's the day to get your galette and celebrate!
 

21 comments:

La Table De Nana said...

I just made my very small one yesterday..Love the little trinkets! Cute as can be..
A treat..including your artwork!

Mardi Michels said...

I just made my own this weekend too :) Thanks for this virtual "galette" tour for those of us who can't be in France this year to celebrate!

Jeanette, Mistress of Longears said...

If you blur your eyes, the tops with the swirls cut into them do resemble a bird''s eye view of a king's crown. Work with me.

Solli said...

Oh darn..had no idea an event such as Galette du Coeur existed.... That huse galette looks absolutely delicious!! I would not have managed to keep my fingers from it. Will remember to visit this event next year ;-)

Nikon said...

They sure look good! Never had one that I can remember.
Love your last shot :)

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Would have loved to have been at the event, thanks for showing it!! I just love this tradition, love the designs on the galettes, love the fèves, thanks for showing the variety!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Yr always so perceptive Jeanette!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Do It In Paris.com had announcements I think...

MK said...

tomorrow should have lots of galettes des rois in all the best patisseries.....which do you like [best]..

Parisbreakfasts said...

Il sont deja la mais c'est difficil pour une personne- trop grand!
Pas possible de jugé

lee kline said...

Looks wonderful. Ideas for August? That is our annual time to be there to visit our daughter. I KNOW that not everyone goes en vacances.

Jill @ MadAboutMacarons said...

Couldn't get into Paris to see this so thanks for the galette tour - I adore seeing the latest galette creations. This weekend saw Aoki's green tea version and so I did the same at home with mine yesterday, adding candied chestnuts.
Wow, Savoy's galette looks more like a giant bûche-style pain au chocolat! Inspiring and fun.

Parisbreakfasts said...

I can barely keep up one month at a time here.
August is supremely quiet as I recall...

Parisbreakfasts said...

I thought that too at first but someone sait it's like a vertical galette. Each slice is a galette

Lynne C said...

OMG....how do you chose which ones to take home! This is sheer heaven

Nancy said...

happy new year, and to thank you for another fabulous year of Paris Breakfasts!
So enjoy seeing them and feel like I get to see a bit of Paris even if I can't be there.

Helene said...

Now I'm certain that I am meant to be in Paris...soon. Thank you!

365 Dresses said...

I love these galettes. Especially the traditional with almond paste filling. We just made reservations to come for the month of April! Hope to see you at least a couple of times.

Marshall said...

I loved this one. All of your "Paris Breakfasts" are wonderful, and this one held something more special to me. Thank you for sharing your talent!

Anonymous said...

I am impressed by the number of your followers who just made their own galettes! I can't say that I have had one but they look delicious! I am thinking of running out to my nearby French bakery tomorrow but will try to resist the urge. Carolyn

French Heart said...

Oops, did something wrong and my comment went away. Oh, well! Lovely post, as ever. Very Happy 2014 to you, Carol. Thank you for all the beauty you so generously share.