CC Foodie – Creme de la Crepe

348sSometime good things come in plain brown envelopes. Such is the case with the brown buckwheat crepes that are featured at Creme de la Crepe, filled with things like chicken and mushrooms, smoked salmon, or goat cheese and walnuts.

In addition to delicious food, the restaurant has some unexpected bonuses. You might not think that Westfield would be a spot for a locally owned eatery( it’s a chain, but it’s a franchise, and your host is so local he supports the AVPA -) or that you can access the entrance without even venturing into the mall. Taking advantage of the outside with some sidewalk tables, the southern French cuisine is a pleasure to be savored.

It’s not just crepes; both the French onion soup and the mushroom soup 258sare good enough to make a meal with some crisply crusted French bread. House specials of various pastas (Carbonara, chicken a la fredo, bolognaise or seafood) are filling and fresh. The ‘vegetarian risotto’ works well, although since risotto is traditionally meat free it seems an odd appellation. I myself wouldn’t feel the need to add asparagus to risotto, there’s no actual harm in it.

No French restaurant can offer a lunch menu without both Croque Monsieur and Croque Madame, the grilled ham and cheese couple with bechamel sauce (Madame also gets topped with a friend egg) and Creme de la Crepe does a very good job with both. Good bread, flavorful jambon, and the ideal amount of sauce – these things can get messy in unskilled hands.

creme-de-la-crepeBut if someone at your table isn’t ordering crepes for their meal, you might need to order them for dessert. No one has ever been made unhappy by a banana and Nutella crepe. Ever.

Creme de la Crepe

6000 Sepulveda Blvd.

Culver City

(310) 391-8818

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