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For a limited time, New York pastry-lovers have the chance to be crowned royalty
Another interesting part of the custom that Payard is reenacting is hiding a treasure inside of each cake. Whoever finds the trinket, in this case a ceramic macaron, inside the massive cake will be crowed king or queen for the day, literally, as each cake comes served with a paper crown. For those on a lucky streak, if you collect all six macaron colors you can tweet a photo of your good fortune or bring the trinkets into the shop for a free 24-piece box of (edible) macarons.
The Galette des Rois are served in three sizes, 4p ($24), 6p ($33) and 8-10p ($46), and, in order to ensure availabilty, it is advised to pre-order the cakes by calling (212) 995-0888 x 131.
Pastry Chef François Payard's three locations include:
- FPB – 116 West Houston Street, New York, NY 10012; Tel: 212.995.0888
- FC Chocolate Bar at The Plaza – 1 West 58th Street, Concourse Level, New York, NY 10019; Tel: 212.986.9241
- François Payard Bakery – 210 Murray Street, New York, NY 10282.; Tel: 212.995.0888