Remembering the day when my friend and I were zombified due to the apocalyptic mess of getting our NBI clearance, I can only think of one positive thing that happened that day: our heavenly visit to a small dessert shop called La Creperie in Robinsons Galleria. We’ve been eyeing the shop because of its polished European theme and upon seeing the comfy-looking chairs, we zombie-walked towards it. Both of us were too tired to document our first time there but one thing’s for sure, we both fell in love the moment we stepped inside.
Now, roughly after a year, I, along with my fellow bloggers-slash-officemates, were given a chance to experience Paris through our taste buds inside the entrancing interiors of La Creperie in Calderon St, San Juan.
Right from the get-go, La Creperie depicts the perfect quiet spot that can take its customers away from the hullabaloo of city living. With its welcoming and cozy atmosphere, this little artsy shop lodged in a busy district is the place to go not just for extraordinary food but if you’re looking for a serene place to finish a good book.
So, last Thursday, after a busy day at the office, we went to San Juan and had ourselves a night full of delicious crepes, scrumptious pasta, delightful teas and chocolate drinks, and even a quirky looking beef stew ensemble! What made our night even more memorable was the fact that Ms. Christine, one of the two Christines who owns La Creperie, graced our dinner and filled us in on her travels abroad and how it influenced her business venture and even the food which she had prepared or invented herself! She told us that each dish included in their menu has a background relevant to her globe-trotting through the years. Evidently though, Europe has took hold of her heart, ergo the very posh restaurant. Now, let’s get down to business and get the low down on the food we munched that fateful Thursday evening.
Ms. Christine told us the reason behind the name Le J. J. but I won’t be spilling this one here, though. Maybe you should go ask her yourself. *wink* This dish falls under their “Les Gastronomiques” roster. It has ham, Emmental and Gruyere cheese, tomato, garlic, and chili flakes enveloped by the perfectly cooked crepe.
Nursing a sweet tooth? Then this crepe should be the next on your must-try list!
I’ve never tasted anything like it before, I tell you. I’ve had the “when in doubt, order Carbonara” syndrome for years but honestly, I just wanted to try what might be their ace among the other Carbonaras I’ve eaten and La Creperie didn’t disappoint! The pesto cream worked magic with the flavor not to mention the mushrooms and ham pieces that completed the whole dish.
Who wouldn’t smile upon seeing the plating of this beef stew? Look at that triangular rice! It’s so adorable that you’d not want to mess it up!
This baby got me all wide-eyed after one spoonful. The mozzarella cheese hiding under the surface created the right amount of sweetness and maybe a wee bit of bitterness to the overall taste of this heaven-sent soup. I think five of us almost played tug of war just to get more of the tasteful goodness in our mouths.
Looking weird, ain’t it? But don’t judge this unique chow just by the looks of it. Would you believe that it didn’t even last ten minutes for us to gobble it all up? You should. The Savoyarde is made up of Raclette cheese, Hungarian cheese, bacon, baby potatoes, cornichons, and pickled onions. Ms. Christine told us that she has a knack of converting various meals into crepes and the Savoyarde is one of them.
This is one of their basic crepes that’s topped with caramel and whipped cream. A crepe that can go well with any cold or hot drink that’s available in their menu. There were also two types of teas that were served to us that night, unfortunately, I wasn’t able to try them. I’m not the tea kind of person but if you are, then I bet you’d enjoy their imported TWG’s!
La Creperie already has four branches across the Metro and they’re ready to serve you with quality crepes among others. If you’re craving for desserts or even a nice little place to pass the time, go ahead and visit one of their stores to feel like you’ve been warped into a different country.
Facebook page: La Creperie PH
Contact Number: (02) 570 1788
Price Range: 200php-400php
The munchers, up close. :)
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