Crêpes are back in the Burg! A few years ago, where The Ale and the Witch sits today, was a French restaurant and crêperie named L'Olivier. After a relatively short span, L'Olivier closed up shop and crêpes were gone. Sure there are plenty of restaurants with crêpes on the menu - usually as a dessert - but nowhere has a full menu of sweet crêpes, savory crêpes, and everything in between. Enter La Crêperia Cafe on Central Avenue... After a successful location in Ybor City, La Crêperia Cafe expanded with a second location in St. Petersburg. Have you seen that shiny silver Airstream as you've driven down Central Avenue? That's where the crêpe magic happens!
Crêpes are actually incredibly easy to make at home, but always taste better when you get them at a real crêperie. The base of a crêpe is made with flour, eggs, milk, butter, and a touch of salt. A professional crêperie uses a large flat hot plate and spreads the batter evenly over the surface. After 1 flip and a few minutes, the crêpe is ready to be filled with whatever your heart (and tastebuds) desire. Here's a video of how the pros in Paris make a crêpe: