Tuck into Hélène Darroze’s Galette des Rois

French-born chef Hélène Darroze is celebrating the Gallic tradition of the Galette des Rois at The Connaught until the end of January.

The Galette des Rois is traditionally eaten at Epiphany (6 January) to mark the arrival of the Three Kings in the Nativity story. A figurine is hidden in the frangipane-filled pastry and the person whose slice contains the charm is crowned king for the day.

Darroze is serving slices of the Galette des Rois as part of The Connaught’s afternoon tea throughout January. This year, the hotel has teamed up with French jewellery house Eternamé. Every day, one afternoon-tea guest who discovers a charm will be awarded with a piece of Eternamé jewellery.

Afternoon tea at The Connaught takes place Monday-Friday 3-5.50pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 1.30pm, 3.30pm and 5.30pm sittings. It costs £35 per person.