Crepes: ‘They’re like really thin pancakes.’
Before we left for our trip to Paris last month, my husband thought it’d be fun to have breakfast at a local creperie. Our excitement for our trip was palpable at that point! And the crepes at Chez Elle are palatable…
You know you like what I did there. 😉
Crepes are, as described in Talladega Nights, like really thin pancakes. They’re a thin, unleavened “pancake” that can be stuffed with sweet or savory fillings. They’re either rolled around or folded around their filling to create a burrito-like or quesadilla-like experience. But, they’re way too delicate to pick up…
We chose to try the Suisse, Monsieur, and Citron crepes to share for breakfast. My favorite ended up being the Citron crepe…the lemon and strawberry combination was sooo delicious.
The other crepes were very good, too. But, we started getting full so we sacrificed them to finish the Citron crepe. 🙂
I would recommend getting one crepe per person and sharing. Maybe try one sweet and one savory so that you can experience both… But, three for two people was too much!
The crepes in France are similar to those you can find at Chez Elle as far as ‘construction’. However, their fillings are simpler. And we only found sweet crepes in Paris. They have flavors like: chestnut, lemon juice and sugar, raspberry, chocolate, and hazelnut (aka Nutella). We, also, noticed that crepes were treated as a dessert and wrapped in such a way that you could carry them with you as you walked around.
If you’re looking for a crepe experience and don’t want to travel all the way to France, check out Chez Elle. They do a very good job of bringing the spirit of Paris to their quaint restaurant in the heart of the United States.
Have you ever had a crepe before? What did you think?