Whether you call them tortillas or chapati or banh tranh, crêpes are the universal food delivery system, and you won't find any better than the ones at this stylish little Coral Gables eatery. The crêpes themselves, cut into tagliatelle-size strips, are quite good -- delicate yet substantial, with a mild nutty flavor and pleasing elasticity. But the fillings are even better, from a rich, savory Moroccan-style veal to a stunningly fresh, delicate seafood marinara. Pumpkin soup is good too, but a summery salad of shrimp, corn, avocado, tomatoes, and hearts of palm is even better. And a dessert crêpe filled with Cointreau-orange mousse in a sea of bittersweet chocolate sauce is the best of all.
The recipe for successful crêpes is easy: eggs, milk, flour, a little butter or oil. Cook in a nonstick skillet or one of those odd-looking French crêpe pans that resembles an upside-down pot. The recipe for a successful crêpe restaurant ...... More »
Consider the crêpe a universal food delivery system. In Italy it's called crespelle; in China, pok pang. In Mexico it's the tortilla; in Vietnam, banh tranh. In India it's chapati; in Ethiopia, injera. No matter what you call it, this humble... More »
When we think of crêpes we think of France -- the tantimolles of Champagne, the landimolles of Picardy, the chialades of Argonne, the sanciaux of Limousin and Berry. Well, all right, maybe we don't think of that, but it is true that all of the... More »
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