I have never been particularly fond of crepes--perhaps because I've never been able to pinpoint their exact nature. Are they breakfast, lunch or dessert? As an egg-phobe, I've also found myself overly concerned that they would taste like egg (*the horror*).
J and my friend Gaby, on the other hand, love crepes and were thrilled to hear that the newly launched Crepes Bonaparte truck would be near us. Thus, I was outnumbered, and crepes were to be our afternoon snack.
This, dear friends, is Gaston the Crepe Truck. Gaston is the latest venture of Crepes Bonaparte, a French crepe catering service specializing in French crepe stations for private events. I adore his little mustache!
The Crepes Bonaparte truck offers traditional crepes ($1.99-$2.99), breakfast crepes ($3.99), savory crepes ($4.99) to which you can add a side salad ($1.99) and dessert crepes ($3.99) to which you can add ice cream ($0.99).
In a delightful touch, the truck has been laid out for your viewing pleasure with the crepe-making stations placed directly behind a large window. J, Gaby and I enjoyed watching our snack go from a ladle of batter to completed crepe.
I ordered the HazelBerryAna ($3.99), which features strawberries and bananas atop a layer of Nutella. Obviously, I also ordered ice cream ($0.99). Duh.
I appreciate their dedication to the Gaston mustache.
Although I was initially reluctant to visit Crepes Bonaparte, I am so happy that I did! Whereas other crepes are thin and quickly fall apart, the folded and, therefore, double-layered crepes at Crepes Bonaparte are the perfect thickness--still light but more substantial. The fruit was also delicious and clearly fresh. The creamy vanilla ice cream was a perfect companion for the dessert.
After visiting Crepes Bonaparte, I can safely say that I am a crepes convert. I'd also like to try the Spicy Apple Bottoms (cooked cinnamon apple, caramel and whipped cream) and, after that, who knows? Maybe a breakfast crepe? Ok, let's not push it.