Tuesday, April 5, 2011
A Parisian crepe party
My roommate Megan went to Paris for the first time last year, and fell in love. She still dreamily reminisces about the amazing crepe place near her hotel, and the crepe-maker who wore stripes everyday. While we couldn't give her a striped Frenchman for her birthday (although we probably should have tried), a few friends got together to throw her a Parisian-themed birthday brunch complete with crepes.
I broke out all the lacy, Parisian-feeling things I owned for decor. Including the lace ribbon I used to make a garland of Eiffel towers. To make the garland I printed out a drawing of the Eiffel Tower, cut it out, then traced the outline onto black paper.
I bought a new non-stick pan for the occasion and churned out crepes as quickly as they could be eaten. It's pretty simple to make crepes ahead of time. They just need to be kept in a low oven while you're waiting to serve them. And they are, of course, extremely versatile and can be topped with whatever you fancy. Including berries and whipped cream in the color of the French flag.
Vive le crepe!