Caroline’s Crêperie, 155 Elm Street, New Canaan
Today was pretty foggy out, which reminded me of when I visited Paris. So we decided that it would be a perfect day to have crêpes and got into the car and headed to Caroline’s Crêperie in New Canaan. The first thing you notice about Caroline’s is how much it looks like a real French café… except for one thing — the pictures of the New Canaan High Cheerleader Squad on one wall, which the owner’s daughter is a member of but there are also French signs, posters and even a picture of the Eiffel Tower in the bathroom. I did not get to meet Caroline today, but I heard that she grew up in Bordeaux, in France… so I knew the crêpes would be really be good.
Caroline’s has lots of choices on their menu for breakfast, but today we were here for the crêpes. For those of you that don’t know, crêpes are a French pancake but are lighter and thinner. They can be sweet or savory… and can be stuffed with meats, cheeses, fruits, basically anything!
Today I had Le Paris, which is a Savory Crêpe stuffed with Parisian Ham, Scrambled Eggs, Mozzarella Cheese and Mushrooms. I also had their homemade Hot Chocolate, which I couldn’t stop drinking. Dad had an omelet, which he liked because it had mushrooms and caramelized onions. After, dad and I shared a sweet crêpe, which was topped with Dulce De Leche — it was so delicious. If you like, you can even add a scoop of ice cream to any crêpe on the menu – I’ll have to try that sometime.
Brendan said, “There are 36 on the menu, but really it’s almost infinite… we can make you any combination that you want.”
She told me “Definitely, the Banana and Nutella, but they also like the Mikey V – which is Scrambled Eggs, Bacon and Cheddar.”
I also asked, “What is the difference between a crêpe and a pancake?”
For this, they asked the chef, Jesus, who told us, “Crêpe batter is lighter, and is made with more eggs and no milk – They are also much thinner than pancakes.”
Thanks everyone for making a foggy morning a little sunnier!
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