Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Gâteau de Boeuf Royale at NOLA Eats King Cake Tasting on Feb 26!

If you've visited this site (and the few entries that are here) then you've probably seen the post for the Gâteau de Boeuf Royale.

This upcoming Saturday, February 26th at Barbara Yochum's 906 Dream Gallery (at 906 Royal St.), you can sink your teeth into a piece of this meaty creation at the NOLA Eats 3rd Annual King Cake Tasting Party! There's going to be a variety of cakes from a number of bakeries, as well as some other homemade cakes. Although this is not a "cake", so to speak, it will be (as far as I can tell) the only savory entry present! It's only $5 to attend, and besides some delicious cakes there are a number of prizes! Head on over to NOLA Eats and to purchase tickets and to see some photos from previous year's tastings.

I've been working this past week on perfecting the dough and think I finally have a good flaky and tasty recipe figured out. Another possible change will be the use of a gastrique instead of the wine syrup that I originally used, but I still have some more testing to do.

Hope to see you there!


  1. I hope you win!!! Just a thought, wonder if using a shiraz instead of a Cabernet...I was up thinking about that the other night..or a petite syrah..could be fun experimenting with...

  2. I'm not sure if it's a competition ... but I hope I do, too!

    I actually made a gastrique -- caramelized sugar, red wine vinegar, and blackberries -- to replace the syrup. The twang from the vinegar is a nice bridge between the sweet and the savory. I made a small test cake for work and it went over really well. Can't wait!