Today’s post is by a close friend and fellow blogger, Bonnie Anderson. We were talking recently about a great place she and her husband discovered that I had never been to. I asked if she would share her experience with you in our Local Gems series. You can follow her blog at Life on the Lighter Side where she’ll help you find humor in everyday moments. She’s also recently published a book, Always Look For The Magic, available in Kindle form for FREE through today.
I typically don’t blog about food unless it’s M&Ms. I also am not the person you go to for date night advice. But today, for one post only, I’m both of those things. This is evidence that my friend and fellow blogger, Debi Walter, is rubbing off on me. I have often asked her for date night ideas or even asked her to have us over for dinner as she is an excellent cook. That said, while I’m waiting for Debi to invite us over again, I am going to share a great Orlando area date night destination with you.
A few years ago, my husband Bob and I traveled to Paris. It was everything I hoped it would be and more! The city of lights really delivers. One of my favorite days was when we went to the Eiffel Tower and stopped at a street vendor for crepes. Magnifique! I can close my eyes and still taste the creamy Nutella and banana wrapped in a sumptuous crepe. It was all the better as we sat on a bench along the Seine and watched the Eiffel Tower shimmer with light.
I have tried to recreate this at home, but I don’t need to trouble myself any longer.
We have discovered The Crepevine right here in Altamonte Springs, Florida (just outside of Orlando).
Bob and I happened in for breakfast last month as we celebrated my birthday by eating out as much as humanly possible. Saturday morning as we headed to a usual place, my eye caught a glimpse of their sign and we diverted our path to try something different.
The atmosphere is minimalistic – very clean lines and nothing fancy. They don’t have an Eiffel Tower or even an Arc de Triomphe, but they have crepes. Yes, they have crepes.
Bob ordered an egg breakfast crepe that was delicious. The crepe was perfectly thin, but it held together well. The portion was large.
I almost ordered something similar until I noticed the sweet crepes. I closed my eyes and clicked my heels together repeating three times, “Be a crepe like in Paris,” and it worked. I was transported to France. It was just like being in Paris (minus the Eiffel Tower). These people know how to make a crepe, and they are very friendly, too.
I hope you’ll give it a try sometime soon. If it’s on a Saturday, you can look for me and Bob savoring our crepes in the corner booth, unless it’s a cool day, then we’ll have to eat alfresco, just like in Paris. (They also have a children’s menu.)
The Crepevine is located at 249 West SR 436 in Altamonte Springs, Florida, in the IDC Plaza. You can find them on the web at www.thecrepevine.com.