Wednesday, July 27, 2011

French Crepes Paris France

Brasserie La Girandole is located in the gardens near the Grand Canal of Chateau Versailles. This is the right place where you can stop for a break, lunch or simply something tasty for your stomach.
As we walking down the gardens in the mid's of afternoon the weather it didn't improved sometimes it was rainy and it won't stopped! almost unwilling adventure we found ourselves on this cafe and most of the tourist where gone. Half of the restaurant is really cozy with a European atmosphere and the other half feels more like an American ice cream parlour, with lots soda's chips n' snack, even hotdogs and pizza on display.
Although we were not hungry at all, we just had a late lunch near the cafe in train station before going inside the Versailles, and because your not allowing not to order anything while waiting for a nice weather again. We ordered 2 fabulous dessert, that sounded so delicious to us. The apple tart itself is a very thin pastry filled with huge sliced apples. It’s drizzled with berries sauce and whipped cream, the apple it was too sour for my liking. I prefer my home-baked apple tart from Rachel Allen recipe. However we shared, but we fought over every last bite
We quickly graduated to crepe which is basically a crepe that is not for dessert, and sprinkled with white dusted sugar over the entire plate. The outer edges of the crepe had the perfect crispness and a delicious creation involving ice cream and some kind of peach jam spread it was melt-in-your-mouth delightful.
While sitting enjoying that  cafe au lait.
Kids got a Viennois hot chocolate which was also delicious and perfect on this chilly heavy rainy day! Walking inside the Versailles area will make you hungry or maybe simply thirsty. It is an ideal stop for, try the Brasserie de la Girandole.
Brasserie La Girandole
Parc Du Chateau 78000 Versailles.
This delightful resto/cafe is named after Esmeralda which was very close to Notre Dame Catheral. One Sunday afternoon after visiting the Notre Dame as we was about to walk back to underground train station and headed to Montmartre. We was seduced and stopped and tracks by a sweet, sweet smell jolt in the late afternoon. I thought that this cafe is probably a very touristy place and they were sitting in the corner.
Her stained glass portrait is in place of the cafe.
This cafe has a wide selection of coffee. We ordered these types of coffee; cappuccino, cafe au lait which we tried many times in other coffee shop and earl grey tea pot for my kids.
This cafe au lait it taste very nice
This time I went with a trio movenpick ice cream of half-scoops: Strawberry, vanilla and chocolate chips flavor.
And of course we had to stop for crepes. This crepe came loaded with apricot jam and other sugary goodness. You can also opt to add a scoop of ice cream for good measure and its good to shared for 2 people.
We had the signature crepe the nutella banana. The restaurant was surprisingly quiet and our bill with tax and tip came to just 45euro, which is very reasonable considering how tasty and generously filled the crepes were.
75004 Paris France

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