Crepe Surprize

June28

Since it was not beach weather on Sunday, we decided to head into the city early but not before we scouted up some brunch.  We headed north to Albert Beach, to the east of Hwy 59 just before the stretch of highway to Victoria Beach.  As is typical of the beach communities of Lake Winnipeg, Albert Beach is primarily a French area (Victoria is British, Lester is German, etc.)  Just across the street from Saffies’s General Store, is a little hamburger stand that also serves authentic crepes.

Summer staff were being trained on the art of crepe pouring/spreading and flipping.  There are sweet selections of nutella, banana and strawberry and savoury choices which were perfect for a late brunch.  The traditional savoury recipe is made from buckwheat.  We ordered one of ham and cheese and another of spinach and tomato.  The ham and cheese started with a drizzle of hollandaise and then a slice of Swiss cheese and another of old fashion ham.  The veggie one began with a spread of pesto, a layer of tomato, a crumble of feta and then both crepes were folded into triangles and placed back onto the crepe pan to melt the cheese.

Kath’s quote: “…sprinkled with sugar and eaten hot, they form an exquisite dish. They have a golden hue and are tempting to eat. Thin and transparent like muslin, their edges are trimmed to resemble fine lace. They are so light that after a good dinner, a man from Agen is still willing to sample three or four dozen of them! Crêpes form an integral part of every family celebration. Served with white wine, they take pride of place on all joyful occasions.”-Anatole France


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