Monday, May 24, 2010

Crepe Amour

Sometimes we plan out our dining destinations in advance, other times we stumble upon places because we are seriously hungry and in need of food. This time, we were driving home late one night from Tysons Corner and nothing between Tysons and DC sounded appealing to us. I asked B to drive through Georgetown hoping that we'd find a parking spot and some food. We snagged a spot on M Street in front of Crepe Amour.

Crepe Amour is a new kid on this ever-evolving block. It offers a wide variety of sweet and savory crepe options and serves them early into the morning to cater to the bar crowd.

While I was intrigued by the macaroni and cheese crepe, the cashier recommended the Da Vinci (shredded chicken, basil pesto, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese).

We also ordered the Buffalo Chx (shredded chicken, trademark Georgetown Wing Company hot sauce, provolone cheese).

The crepes were so large and packed full of filling that a knife and fork became a necessity. I thought the wing sauce, while very tasty, completely overpowered the delicate crepe. After a few bites, I could taste nothing but sauce. You'd be better off ordering wings from the Georgetown Wing Company that promises to be opening soon upstairs from Crepe Amour. The Da Vinci had a more restrained flavor that was a better match with the crepe.

I thought Crepe Amour compared favorably to Crepes-a-go-go (see our post here) and Crepeaway (see our post here) and the people watching on M Street (particularly next to Rhino Bar) makes this a fun destination.

Second Thoughts from B

On the plus side, Crepe Amour provided big serving sizes and even bigger flavor. But J already covered that. Instead of repeating her, let me play the role of Debbie Downer.

I liked both meals but neither captured the spirit of a crepe for me. I'm all for the reimagining of traditional foods but I felt that this was less a happy marriage and more of a takeover. Sure the pesto/buffalo chicken were now contained in a crepe but the packaging added little. It wouldn't have been much different if you took an old standard, and by simply changed the shape or color of the plate, gave the dish a new name.

But going back to the beginning, aside from the lack of crepe-ness, I enjoyed the meal and appreciate a relatively cheap and quick dining option in Georgetown. However, if you're looking for a crepe that may remind you of grand old Paris, you may need to look elsewhere.
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Anonymous said...

As a Georgetown student who frequents Crepe Amour, I recommend the Carnivale crepe (strawberries, bananas, nutella) with a scoop of Vanilla ice cream...much more of a crepe experience! :)

ps thoroughly enjoy all of your reviews!

J said...

Thanks for the tip! The sweet crepes looked wonderful and I am eager to get back and try them.

Leather Sofa said...

Its interesting blog. Always people want to enjoy life. But we have to take care for our health.

Caitlin Smith said...

Love their Nutty Buddy but be sure to ask for extra Nutella!

mid century sofas said...

I love Crepes. Place some Nutella on them and I'm all set.