Galette des Rois! Social Tasting

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Every year on January 6th, the French celebrate Epiphany – the day the Three Kings (les rois) visited the infant Jesus – with this delightful cake, La Galette des Rois paired with either apple or pear ciders or Sparkling Wines. Composed of two circles of puff pastry sandwiching a frangipani filling, each comes with a crown and always has a trinket, called a fève, or bean, baked into it.

When: Sunday, January 7, 4 – 7 PM
Where: Cork & Fork DC, 1522 14th St NW, Washington, DC
Cost: $15
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Learn more about the tradition and taste the pastry with French native and Cork & Fork founder/owner who will be available to discuss the tradition and its cultural significance.

Learn about Galette and the wine served with this treat.
– Basic differences between the preparation and tasting of each wine;
– Which wines to enjoy with your favorite foods;
– How to tell the characteristics of the wines;
– How to decipher the terms of “mellow”, “dry”, “oaky”, and “tannic”;
– and all the answers to your wine-related questions!

What to expect:
– A tasting-pour of each wine;
– Standing room only;
– Casual tasting format paced at your tasting speed;
– Guests welcome to arrive anytime between the advertised start and finish times.

Suggested attire:
– Casual or post-work

– Approximately 30 minutes.

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