Monday, January 10, 2011

Galette Harley Davidson

In the category of things I just don't understand comes this:  the Galette Harley Davidson, on sale now at any locations of the celebrated Parisian bakery and traiteur Lenôtre.  Oh sure, why not have a special cake for the Epiphany, something more exciting than the usual old combination of puff pastry and almond frangipane filling.  But Harley Davidson?  What does that have to do with this pastry, a gussied up baba au rhum with whipped cream and vanilla pastry cream?  That sounds like sissy food to me.  Although come to think of it, it does sound better than a Budweiser chased by shots and stale biker bar pretzels.

For the hard core collectors among you, if buying the cake for 53 euros and change isn't enough, you can also buy the set of collectible Harley Davidson feves (you know the little trinkets that go inside the galette de roi).  If you want either, you'd better hurry.   They'll only be around until the 15th of January. 


Nina F said...

I saw that one in the window at Lenôtre too this weekend, and at first I didn't even get that it was a galette. I usually love Lenôtre and their inventive pastry designs, but this was just tacky and weird... :-)

La Mom-an American Mom in Paris said...

Maybe it's a nod to the Serge Gainsbourg/Brigitte Bardot song?

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La Mom
An American Mom in Paris

Starman said...

Somethings just can't be explained.

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