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"Pavé" is French for a "cobblestone."

When used in a food context, it refers to a square or rectangular flat piece of food or dish.
    1. Moulded mousses or jellies: A cold dish made in a square or rectangular mould. The food is often a mousse, whether foie gras, pheasant, salmon or other fish. It is often coated with jelly, and decorated with truffles.
    2. Slab cakes: Square, layered sponge cakes with a buttercream layer in between. A "pavé au chocolat" is a chocolate slab cake.
    3. Meat: can refer to a thick piece of grilled steak
    4. Cheese sold in flat, rectangular blocks such as Pavé d'Auge (aka Pavé de Moyaux, Pavé du Plessis, Pavé de Trouville), Pavé Blesois or Pavé de Chirac,
    5. Bread: That such as Pain Pavé.

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Oulton, Randal. "Pavé." CooksInfo.com. Published 24 July 2005; revised 26 June 2009. Web. Accessed 12/17/2017. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/pave>.

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