A couple of years ago, in a blog about Montreal, I said that I wasn't going to divulge the secret location of my favorite creperie. At the Montreal PCMA Education Conference in 2010. I was delighted to finally meet Mike McCurry and we went there for crepes. In a ritual that was stictly for fun I swore him to secrecy. The next night Jessica Levin, Midori Connolly and other PCMAEC delegates had a great time at Le Creperie Le Triskell on Rue St. Denis. Unfortunately, after over 30 years in business, the owner retired and my favourite creperie is no more.
What are crepes? They are similar to pancakes but very thin and large. Enjoy them with a variety of fillings from sweet to savory.
Last spring, when Jenise Fryatt came to Toronto, a group of #eventprofs had a tweet-up at my favorite spot to enjoy crepes in Toronto:
- Art Square Cafe, Dundas St. West right across from the Art Gallery of Ontario. Their profiteroles au chocolat are to die for.
During an #eventprofs chat a couple of months later, a number of us re-lived these memories. The #eventcrepes hashtag was born.
Believe it or not, a Google search turned up an electric crepe maker called Event Crepes I by Neumärker. (I guess we'd better change that hashtag to #crepeevents). How about this for an event planner's dream for special events: Add a magic touch with a series of interactive crepe stations.
On Canada Day, I finally had lunch at:
- Chez Suzette, Rue St. Paul E. in Old Montreal. Their menu features crepes, fondue, and desserts including one of the best ice creams I have ever tasted. Unfortunately, it is from a supplier that does not cater to the general public. Quel dommage (what a shame)!
At the end of the summer, 3 generations of 2 families returned for a combined impromptu family reunion there. There was something to appeal to diners of all ages. The Crepe Neptune was so inviting that I abandoned my usual favorite, strawberries and ice cream. I was far from disappointed.
One day when I was tweeting, the folks at:
- Une Crêpe on Ave Du Mont-Royal East in Montreal
reached out to me. It's on my list of places to visit the next time I am in MOntreal. I'll be sure to give you a report.
For unique corporate events, family reunions, tweet-ups, or romantic interludes, head to a creperie near you. Use a combination of the #crepeevents and #eventprofs hashtags to tweet your favourite place to enjoy crepes.
What cuisine would YOU use to bring an event together?