La CREPERIE has its roots from the early 1990’s, when one of the co-founders spent a year as a student in Paris. She studied art and “Sciences Politiques”, lived with a French family, and spent weekends exploring creperies in Paris and Brittany where her French family had their summer home.
Fifteen years after founding The Big Chill chain of juice bars with her best friend, these two women had a new dream: to bring the French creperie experience to Manila, but with a pastel-hued, French country ambiance (a design style they have both grown to love). They served authentic French galettes, i.e., open faced crepes made with 100% buckwheat floor, golden brown in color, made thin, and crisp at the edges. They recreated regional flavors from Parisian and Breton creperies, including the popular “Salidou” made with creamy salted butter caramel. They also concocted unique crepe combinations you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else, such as “Apple Crisp a la Mode”, “Double Chocolate Fudge Brownie”, and “Strawberry Mango Jubilee”.
To complete the culinary experience they searched far and wide for specialty beverages, introducing the French tea salon experience through luxury tea company TWG. They also created their own proprietary line of “Chocolat Chaud” (hot chocolate) that includes their version of Café Angelina’s famous dark chocolate "a l’Africain" (reputedly the best hot chocolate in Paris).
For those in the mood for heartier meals, savor La CREPERIE’s choice selection of home-style French food, including heirloom family recipes from the French “Maman” such “Coq au Vin” (chicken in red wine) and “Blanquette de Boeuf” (a savory beef stew simmered for hours in white wine, carrots, onions, fresh thyme, and cream).
This is not just a creperie, but the manifestation of years living and loving all things French, of travelling the world (and being inspired by it!), fond memories of our youth, and of childhood friendships meant to last forever.
We invite you to join us in our journey, and to experience a bit of French culture with us. A votre santé, et bon appetit!
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