(3/12/08 – “Creperie” has changed it’s name to “Jack n’ Jill’s Too.” They’re still serving crepes though. An explanation for its name change is on their website: http://www.jacknjillstoo.com/)
For some reason, I just had this urge for crepes. The funny thing is, I don’t even eat crepes. Not that I don’t like it, but it usually just doesn’t register into my mind. It’s good stuff, but I don’t think about it. Today was different. I checked out Creperie. It’s from the guy who owns Jack n’ Jill’s in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. Jack n’ Jill’s is nice too, long wait to get a table, long wait for the food to come out, but the food was good. But that’s for another entry, if I decide to go there again that is.
The place is small, cozy if you will. But there were a lot of seats considering how small the place was. I guess that means smaller tables. But none of the restaurants in the area look that big anyway. Whatever. Crepes. Let’s talk about crepes. First of all, how are you supposed to pronounce this? Is it like… “crep”? Or like… “crayp”. Or is it two syllables? I know, I know, you’re probably thinking, who is this ignorant fool? But to be fair, it’s spelled out like “creep” and don’t tell me you know how to pronounce all those symbols over the letters! Please bear with me and my expensive USC education.
About Creperie. Let’s start out with this Peach Lemonade. Wow. To me, when I hear peach and lemons in the same sentence, I’m not too thrilled. I love peaches and I love lemons. But you know what? Peaches and lemons together ain’t so bad either. It was a good drink. There was this hint of lemonade and some peach tea and it was just sweet enough and refreshing. Too bad it was raining and it was chilly today, because on a hot summer day, a Peach Lemonade would have been perfect. This was some good stuff.
But I came here for the crepes not a drink. But then again, I never knew about the drink before I came here. I digress. Creperie does many things with the simple crepe. There’s quite a bit to choose from the menu. But I wasn’t exactly daring today and I ordered the “Lafayette.” It was a crepe with ham and mushrooms in a cream sauce. It was pretty rich. But the portion was just enough so I wouldn’t get sick of it and enough so I would be satisfied. My mom had the “Cadeville.” The Cadeville had chicken breast and asparagus in a garlic cream sauce. Both crepes were good but just be aware of what garlic can do. I love garlic, but it sometimes does give you the case of unpleasant breath. So you’ve been warned.
We ordered a dessert crepe afterward. Too bad I forgot to take a picture. We had the “Lucky Number Seven” a la mode. Some cooked pears, some almonds, some chocolate syrup, and of course a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Ok, it was more than some pears. It was pretty big. If the scoop of vanilla ice cream was from Milk, I probably would have been laughing with joy after every single bite, but the ice cream was not from Milk and I wasn’t laughing after every bite. But I was smiling. I have to say, ’twas some good stuff.
So the food here was great. And I have to add that the service here was very friendly as well. Now I really want to come back and perhaps be more daring next time. The staff was friendly and the food came out so fast. Creperie is small so I guess the fast service compensates for waiting to get a seat, if you ever have to do that. Then again, how long does it really take to make crepes? Whatever, I’ll be back. Oh yeah, and don’t forget that Homemade Peach Lemonade!
Jack n’ Jill’s Too
8738 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048