Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I Died And Went To Crepes Heaven!

During my vacation in California last week, my very good friend (and local CA girl) Carrie took me to one of the best restaurants I've ever visited - A place that specializes in crepes called La Creperie Cafe in Long Beach. 

Confession: I've never really had crepes before.  Well I have, but I wouldn't call Denny's breakfast plate or Village Inn restaurant a real crepe-like experience.  Nothing like this place La Creperie Cafe who makes authentic, French style entrees and desserts.  This restaurant calls itself a Bohemian bistro and bar specializing in crepes.  It certainly felt like a whole different world as we stepped inside and was tranformed into a foodie paradise. The atmosphere was gorgeous, with clever ornaments, ornate mirrors, elaborate ceiling fixtures and a bar that would make anyone's mouth drop from sheer vastness and beauty. 

After spending too much time drooling over the menu options followed by quenching my thirst with their homemade peach tea, I made my decision with confidence.  I ordered the  Al Mare Savory Crepe - which was described as the following: Jumbo shrimp, sun-dried and plum tomatoes, wild mushrooms, shallots and mozzarella cheese in a lobster basil cream sauce.  Oh believe me, it's as good as it sounds.  Just see for yourself in this photo: 

Need I say any more? Yes, that's me!  Look at my happy face!  Check out my Fonzie style pose!  (Hahaha!)   Dang, just looking at this photo makes me want to drool! 

My pal Carrie ordered the Dipollo - which was described as the following: Fresh wild mushrooms, herbs de provence and mozzarella with your choice of chicken, ham or turkey in a sherry cream sauce. She chose the chicken to accompany it.

Here is Carrie (pictured below) showing off her wonderful plate:

I took a bite of her food and she took a bite of mine.  Good friends share, after all.  Both were equally amazing and delicious.  We both ate every single bite of this good sized meal.  I was stuffed.  Literally.  I didn't want to go on.  I told her that I could not eat another spoonful. Yet Carrie persisted, saying we MUST have dessert crepes as well. 

So we ordered and shared the Romeo and Juliet Crepe - which was described as the following: Nutella, fresh strawberries and bananas.  You could add in Bailey's Irish Cream for $1.00.  So of course we did!  When the option to have Bailey's is available, could anyone really say no??   We omitted the bananas in there since we were both only craving the berries~!

Oh my gosh, I wish I would have taken a photo of the dessert.  I was too busy sucking down every last speck of it to bother with photography.   I think it should have been named "Better than sex crepe" or something similar to that because holy schmoly!  It was soooooo yummy! 

If I knew I was going to have a last meal, this is what I would order all over again.  My exact entree and my exact dessert!  Oh yeah, that is how fabulous it was!

And when I wasn't indulging in crepes, I was stuffing myself with Mexican cuisine, traditional Irish Shepherd's Pie and having lots of Starbucks tea and treats, like this:

Oh yeah, being on vacation and eating whatever you want is the life of luxury!  :-) 

Have you ever eaten crepes?  Have you ever tried making them from scratch?  If you could plan out your last meal on earth, what would you choose to be on your plate? 


  1. I've never been to a creperie myself, but after reading this I totally want to! My hubby makes crepes for breakfast a few times a year and my kids think it's the best meal ever!!!!

  2. By the way, it's fun to see a little glimpse of the woman behind all these recipes here! You're beautiful!

  3. I love crepes and just found out that you can buy them premade in the grocery store and they are to die for! looks like you had fun on your trip!! anne

  4. Never had crepes before either!

  5. Well, since Denny's doesn't count, then nope I've never had them either, but I have thought about trying to make them :)