Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Crepes Bonaparte

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.

Crepes Bonaparte

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!

Crepes Bonaparte

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).

Menu @ Crepes Bonaparte

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.

Crepes Bonaparte

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.

Crepes Bonaparte

I appreciate their dedication to the Gaston mustache.

Crepes Bonaparte

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.

HazelBerryAna Crepe @ Crepes Bonaparte

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.

Crepes Bonaparte
www.crepesbonaparte.com
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Crepes Bonaparte in Los Angeles

4 comments:

  1. You're so lucky to have access to so many trucks! Glad to hear you're a crepe convert. When they're done well, mmm boy!

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  2. This is probably one of the trucks on the Great Food Truck Race that I'd want to try. I love crepes :)

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  3. I LOVE crepes! Have a French friend who makes the best homemade cheese cheese crepes. Will definitely have to track down this truck. Yum!

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  4. @KungfoodPanda: They really are good! I mean, to make me change my mind about a kind of food, they HAVE to be!

    @GoldStaro811: Yes, be sure to give them a try! :)

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