Let’s make the pleasure last longer. The Galette period usually runs from Epiphany (January 6) to Mardi-Gras (February 13, 2024). This tradition dates back to the Romans, who celebrated Saturnalia by choosing the king or queen of the day using a bean hidden in a galette, of course.
In Burgundy, Galette is traditionally prepared with two layers of puff pastry containing a delicious frangipane. The latter is made from almonds, sugar, eggs and butter, and gives it a golden appearance that awakens the taste buds. A glass of Crémant, a local beverage that goes perfectly with Galette des Rois, is the perfect accompaniment.