The next of our new lines for 2018 is the relaunch of our crepe service, Delicious soft french crepes, topped with fresh fruit, cream, and various sauces and toppings.
Crepe is a French word derived from the Latin, crispus meaning curled. Originating in the Breton region of France, between the English Channel to the north and the Bay of Biscay to the South.
Making crepes has evolved from being cooked on large cast iron plates heated over a wood fire, to modern hot plates that are now gas or electric heated.
We celebrate pancake day, or Shrove Tuesday, usually around the second week in February, the French have their “Pancake Day”, on 2nd February, during a holiday known as Fete de la Chandeleur, Fete de la Lumiere, or jour des crepes, during which it is traditional to hold a coin in your writing hand and a crepe pan in the other, and flip the crepe into the air. Your family will be prosperous if you manage to catch the crepe in the pan.
Popular throughout Europe, the dessert has numerous names, inlcuding crespella (Italy), palacsintas (Hungary), blintzes (Jewish) plattars (Scandanavia), blini (Russia) and the Greek kreps.