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La Galette des Rois

The King's Cake celebration at Embassy of France.

Come on your own or with friends Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Embassy of France.

During the entire month of January and even a little beyond, families and friends gather to celebrate the 700-year old tradition of Galette des Rois (The King's Cake). The cake, traditionally topped with a golden paper crown, is a sweet and delicious puff pastry confection with almond-flavored frangipane filling. The person who will end up with la fève, a small porcelain charm hidden in one of the slices, becomes a "King/Queen for the Day.”

Enjoy a most traditional yet lively evening featuring:

  • Delicious Galettes des Rois prepared by Fresh Baguette
  • Hors-D'oeuvres prepared by Chef Daniel Labonne, Executive Chef at the Embassy of France - VIP Hour only
  • Degustation of Jambon de Bayonne, a delicate and delicious cured ham from the Basque region of France.
  • Selection of delicious French cheeses, cold cuts and veggie options.
  • Open bar all night - Enjoy a glass of Champagne and bubblies or other wine from France Excellent red, white and rosé wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Loire Valley, Alsace. Rhone, Provence, etc.
  • European Beers
  • Live music

Network with fellow Francophiles, French VIPs, diplomats, and professionals.

The event is organized by the French American Chamber of Commerce as a festival of French wine and hors-d’oeuvres.

Due to security considerations at the embassy, you must reserve a ticket in advance to attend this event. All guests must be 21 and over.

Purchase tickets here.

Embassy of France is located at 4101 Reservoir Road in Georgetown.