We first wrote about Birley Bakery last February just after it had opened in Chelsea Green, in between Fulham and King’s Road, where it offers an assortment of exceptional breads, pastries and chocolates.
Robin Birley is the person behind the bakery, known for his private members’ clubs 5 Hertford Street and Oswald’s. The bakery is however Birley’s most recent venture and the realisation of a long-held dream to produce high-quality artisan baked goods that have become a hallmark of his establishments over the years.
So, it is perhaps no surprise that the bakery has just produced its very own Galette des Rois in celebration of the Epiphany and to help make the perfect start to the New Year.
A traditional French pastry associated with the Epiphany festivities; the Galette des Rois currently takes centre stage at Birley Bakery as the latest addition to their artisan offering.
Created with the finest ingredients, under the watchful eye of Executive Pastry Chef Vincent Zanardi, the Galette des Rois is a perfectly balanced frangipane cream encased in buttery puff pastry, containing dark rum and almonds.
Not only is the Galette des Rois a culinary delight but it is also a symbol of togetherness and celebration and adds a touch of French tradition to Birley Bakery’s celebrations.
Available from 4th January for a limited time, this classic Galette des Rois serves six and is priced at £38.00. It is available in the bakery itself at 28-30 Cale Street or you can order it through their website: www.birleybakery.com.
The bakery is open Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 6:00pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00am to 6:00pm. The closest Tube stations are South Kensington and Sloane Square on the Circle and District lines.
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man On The Ground, a former member of The British Guild of Travel Writers and professional photographer.
Photographs courtesy of Birley Bakery