A French term most often used in reference to a square or rectangular-shaped serving of food. The term "pavé" translates into a word that means "cobblestone" or a similar square and rectangular-shaped item. Thus, the term is often used to describe a sweet or bland cold mousse that includes meat, poultry or fish cut into the rectangular or square shapes for individual servings. The mousse is coated with a covering of aspic, which is Pavé may be used to describe small rectangular blocks of cheese, such as Pavé Blesois or Pavé de Chirac. And, this term can also refer to a rectangular-shaped, frosted and layered sponge cake dessert filled with sweet ingredients.
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