BREIZH. BRITTANY. FRANCE.
A little piece of Northwestern France right here in Tokyo. Or more specifically, on the 13th floor of the Takashimaya building near Shinjuku station. It has beautiful open windows exposing the restaurants charming terrace for the crêpe lovers to see while they enjoy a piece of Breizh on a plate.
Val de Rance Cru Breton Cidre Doux. Beer from fruit, or more specifically, the apple. It was chilled, bubbly, and definitely not pumped with that artificial sugar crap. I could go into detail about how they make apple cider from Brittany but I wouldn’t want to spoil it if or when you decide to see for yourself in Brittany (or google it after reading this) so I won’t.
The subtly sweet cider complimented my “savory crepe,” or also known as galette. I ordered the eggs, ham, and potatoes galette, which was absolutely just under perfect.
It’s probably because I was still finishing my salad when it arrived but even sitting for a few minutes, my galette turned a little crispy at the edges and corners, which made it a little difficult to cut and eat. The flavors of the rich yolk, stringy cheese, sautéed mushrooms, and salty slices of ham were present but the means for putting them together on a fork was difficult each time.
Moving on to the pièce de résistance. Now this was the crêpe to end all crêpes. It enveloped the very definition of what a crêpe is supposed to be: thin, simplistic, and used as a vehicle for the accompanying sweets that sit on top of it for the ride.
The ball of classic vanilla juxtaposed the deep amber colored salted caramel sauce that was fresh from the boiling saucepan with the perfect consistency. You can taste the buerre de Breizh which harmonized with the deep caramel flavors to make this sauce as drinkable as the apple cider they sell by the barrels. In other words, I would sell my soul for this crêpe.
You can find a Breizh Cafe Crêperie in the Shinjuku, Ginza, and Shibuya locations. And maybe I’ll see you there for a second (or fifth) round of heaven.
Formule galette + salade 1580 yen not including dessert.
A hui hou ❤