I love good food and I love good food on trucks. Sometimes, I just don’t want to sit down and be served, but want something fast and tasty. I’m not a crepes fan as most of you well know, nor am I a dessert fan, so when my friend and I attended the Go Go Gourmet charity event and I saw Crepes Bonaparte, I was adamant that this was going to be my least favorite truck of the night and that I was only going to get one to taste just for the sake of it. Boy was I wrong!
Not only did Crepes Bonaparte’s crepes give me a new-found appreciation for crepes, but I even liked it in its sweet format! We tried two of their dessert crepes, one with strawberry and banana slices together with nutella and served a la mode. In fact, we got both a la mode, the second being the spiced apples (pictured), which wasn’t the consistency of compote or jam, but were chunks of apples with perfect texture — not too mushy and not hard — and the sweet/tart ratio completely to my taste.
I honestly can’t remember when I’ve ever liked a crepe — and I mean EVER! Didn’t like ‘em in Paris, didn’t like ‘em outside of France, and although the crepe itself here is thicker than traditional crepes, it worked for me. I was actually a little aghast when I first saw them make these supposedly paper thin pancakes into a thicker version, but hey, it tasted good and that’s all that’s important.
Since my experience here, I’ve been more open to trying crepes elsewhere, savory ones, sweet ones, I’m not completely opposed to crepes anymore and I thank this humble food truck for changing the lifelong aversion I’ve had with these things. Who woulda thunk it huh?
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