Friday, August 20, 2010

Our Crepes and More, Wilmington's newest Crepe Restaurant

As you can see from the title, this post is going to be all about Crepes. The family Marguerat (featuring French chef Sylvain and Swiss wife Jacqueline) has brought a European flair to Midtown on Oleander. The former Schlotzsky's has been transformed into an adorable express French cafe.

My Fiance Lauren and I went for a breakfast for dinner after an appetizing walk in the nearby park. She ordered the Ham Egg and Cheese Crepe, while I ordered the Spinach and Feta, and the Spinach, Egg and Bacon all in one crepe.

We started off with a delicious carrot salad that Lauren didn't care for (more for me) and then out came our piping hot crepes. Lauren's had a beautiful presentation with the corners folded up to make a square and an egg over easy right in the middle. Her's was excellent. I started into mine and only found Spinach and Feta, it was ok, but not really what I ordered.

Minutes later without prompting, Jacqueline came out and said in a heavy Swiss-French hybrid accent (may not be Swiss or French I can only assume), I am so sorry, I will bring you another. And another one came. Very quickly, and was much more delicious with the other flavors to balance out the sauteed Spinach. We decided to finish off the evening with a delicate helping of Sorbet. Wow, although extremely small (I heard they are making larger portions), this was the most amazing sorbet. Homemade, with a pure creamy texture. I think we got Raspberry, and it had been strained of its seeds (a detail many sorbet makers overlook). I would go again just for the sorbet, or the carrot salad, or Lauren's crepe (mine wasn't bad, I would just like to try everything else on the menu).

The only bad thing I can say about this place is they aren't open on Sunday, which is when we are always looking for a perfect brunch spot. But I imagine as they grow, so will their hours. Hit them up and support this fantastic new restaurant.
Our Crepes and More
3810 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28409
Phone (910) 395 0077

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