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.
Right from the get-go, La Creperie depicts the perfect quiet spot that can take its customers away from the noise of the city. The posh shop is the place to be not just for extraordinary food but for a serene nook to finish a good book.
So, last Thursday, we went to San Juan and had ourselves a night full of scrumptious crepes, pasta, delightful teas and chocolate drinks, and even a quirky-looking beef stew! 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, on how it influenced her business venture and even the food which she had prepared or invented herself! She told us that each dish on their menu has a background relevant to her globe-trotting. Evidently though, Europe has took hold of her heart.
Ms. Christine told us the reason behind the name Le J. J. but I won’t be spilling it here. Go and ask her yourself. Haha. 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’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 had. And–voila!–La Creperie didn’t disappoint! The pesto cream worked magic with the flavor together with the mushrooms and ham bits that completed the whole dish.
Who wouldn’t smile upon seeing this type of plating? Look at that pyramid of a rice!
The mozzarella cheese hiding under the surface of the soup created just the right amount of sweetness to its overall taste.
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 on their menu. There were also two types of teas that were served, unfortunately, I wasn’t able to try them.
I can attest that La Creperie is more than ready to serve everyone with quality crepes and more! Go ahead and give them a visit!
Facebook page: La Creperie PH
Contact Number: (02) 570 1788
Price Range: 200php-400php