Monday, January 1, 2018

King's Day Cake, a Spanish Tradition, at Taberna del Alabardero This Week

Roscón de Reyes at Taberna del Alabardero

From our friends at Taberna del Alabardero...

In Spanish and Hispanic cultures January 6th is King’s Day or Three Kings Day commemorating the day when the three wise men visited the baby Jesus. It is also known as the Twelfth Day of Christmas.

On this day the traditional pastry served is called Roscón de Reyes (see photo above) a circular light pastry/cake filled with whipped cream and topped with fruits and powdered sugar. Inside the cake is always a small figurine of the baby Jesus. Whoever finds the figurine wears a paper crown.

At Taberna del Alabardero, Chef Javier Cuesta will have Roscón de Reyes will be available for carry-out from January 4 until January 6. It will also be served in the restaurant on January 6. Roscon de Reyes is available in two sizes, medium serving 6-8, at $45 or large, serving 8-10, at $60.

Taberna del Alabardero
1776 I Street, NW, Washington, DC
Tel.: (202) 429-2200