La galette des rois, a French Tradition

“La galette des rois” is a French tradition to celebrate the Epiphany, the arrival of the three wise men. Everywhere in France,  at home, at the office, and even in schools you share a galette des rois several times during the month of January .

Inside each galette is hidden a “fève”. This is a small porcelaine figurine. If you find the fève in your slice of galette, you are declared the King or Queen and you get the paper crown.

The typical galette is made of puff pastry filled with almond cream. You can find some in the Seattle area.

This year I tried the galette from Petit Pierre Bakery and Le Panier but I still need to visit Le Fournil, and La Parisienne.



Command-Shift-4 by Pae White

Last days for a great installation at Henry Art Gallery, through Jan 24.
Don’t miss Pae White‘s Command-Shift-4
Depending on where you stand, your perception of what you can see changes.
A colorful installation with painted graphics and strings of yarns attached between walls, the ceiling, and the floor, that appear to form shapes, words, and letters when you move around.
Be careful not to bump into the yarn…
— Henry Art Gallery, 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St – Open Wed – Sun

Il Corvo, Pasta for lunch

Pasta, Pasta, or Pasta? At Il Corvo you have the choice between 3 house made authentic pasta dishes every day. We had 2 and they were delicious and perfectly cooked al dente, just the way I like them.  They also offer focaccia, olives, prosciutto and/or some greens.

The menu changes daily, but if you want to know ahead what the specials are, check here their website: Il Corvo

Most of the time there is a long line but it worth the wait and because of the etiquette, Order before you get a seat, you’ll be sure to have a seat.

Il Corvo, 217 James St between 2nd and 3rd. Open Monday through Friday for lunch only.