When I visited France, I was a vegetarian. They don't understand what that means. Most conversations went like this:
"I'm a vegetarian, I don't eat meat."
"So chicken, OK?"
"No, I don't eat meat. Chicken is meat."
"No, I don't eat meat. Fish is meat."
Then I ended up eating delicious, but not so nutritious "crepes avec Nutella" literally every day for lunch.
There is a little place in Ocean City called Ma France Creperie that brings that back for me. Even after a week of "crepes avec Nutella" I wasn't sick of them. Sweet crepes... mmm. We've been there a handful of times and I've gotten to try some delicious varieties of dessert crepes. (Savory crepes, and savory breakfasts in general, do not appeal to me at all.) I've had the simply prepared sweet crepes with lemon juice and powdered sugar, the "tatin," with grated apple, the "Melba," with sliced pears and a delectable homemade dark chocolate sauce.
La Pomme Figue
This past weekend Ken wanted to go, which worked out perfectly since I was hungry, and he ordered a classic - La Pomme Figue, which I'm fairly certain is the only thing he's ever ordered there, and if you could taste it you would understand why. Sliced apples, sliced dried figs, brie cheese and almonds folded neatly in a dark, buckwheat crepe. This is what I meant when I said I wanted to write about things that inspire me - I would love to find a way to recreate this at home. I'm not sure it's possible, but I would certainly like to try.
Crepes with Nutella, fresh fruit and whipped cream
I ordered the crepes with Nutella, fresh fruit and whipped cream. I walked in desperately wanting Nutella and bananas, but that particular combination wasn't on the menu. When my plate arrived in front of me I saw a mound of sliced strawberries - yum. I was fairly satisfied, but as I dug deeper into the dish I found the sliced bananas I had been wanting. It was amazing. The whipped cream was delicious, too - something I can normally do without, but it had a fantastic texture and wasn't too sweet at all.
They have some lovely espresso drinks as well - Ken likes the caffe ligeois, espresso with whipped cream. I had a soy mocha. I love how they serve the lattes in a bowl. :)