My La Crêperie Experience

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I first saw La Crêperie when strolling around Eastwood Mall. The classy façade and fancy lighting intrigued me. Taking a second look, a third look, and finally a long blatant stare, I concluded that it was French inspired — and quite expensive. Only a few people were dining there, but their guests seemed to be enjoying their food. They also provided a clear view of their kitchen, where you could peek in and see how they prepare their crepes.

On a side note, when I was researching about good restaurants in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, my friend Bige highly recommended, ehem, La Crêperie! I thought to myself, why try it there when I can try it here?

So when I found out that La Crêperie was being featured in Deal Grocer, I immediately took it as a sign to give it a try. I bought three Php500 worth of food coupons for only Php300 each, spending a total of Php900 for Php1,500 worth of food.

This afternoon, I went to Robinson’s Galleria with my husband Fil, sister Elaine, cousin Joyce, and mom Evelyn. I immediately thought of this deal and decided to try out this food establishment together with this fun group.

We arrived at around 530pm, and the place was packed. Good thing it was in the mall, for it allowed us to wait while strolling around. We left our cellphone number and their friendly staff told us that they would text us when a table suddenly becomes available.

After half an hour, we couldn’t wait any longer, so we decided to go back to the resto. Someone just left, and they were cleaning up, so we opted to wait inside, browsing through their nice menu.

Tax was included in their menu, so when calculating for what food to eat, I need only add the 5.5% service charge. These are what we ordered:

Chicken Caesar Salad, with bacon, eggs and cheese (P185).
The dressing that they used was quite unique and it took some time for me to get used to it. This was my favorite.

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Pasta — Chorizo in Spicy Olive Oil, with Garlic Bread (P255).
My mom appreciated the lightness of the olive oil and the faint hint of spiciness. This is a very subtle dish, and you’d want to use the garlic bread to clean the sauce from the plate after you consume the pasta.

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Savory Crepe with side salad: Le J. J. — it had ham, Emmental and Gruyère cheese, tomato, garlic, and chili flakes (P245).
This was the group’s favorite dish. We couldn’t get enough of it. The combination of flavors meshed well and the gooey cheese just melted on our mouths.

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Le Hamburger – Large, with caramelized onion, mushroom and French fries (P295).
I like the fact that this was served like an open sandwich, and that the oil they used for their fries seemed fresh. The burger itself was good!

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We also agreed to share two orders of drinks:

A single tea pot of TWG tea, Silver Moon flavor (P145).
According to the menu, it’s green tea accented with a grand berry and vanilla bouquet, with just a hint of spice. We shared this, and we were allowed one free refill of hot water. The tea kind of acted as a palate cleanser — refreshing our taste buds each time we tried a new dish.

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Hot Chocolate called Angelina’s (P185).
This, according to the menu, is their pièce de résistance. It’s Paris style rich hot chocolate couvertures (60% Cacao) and a side of whipped cream. We enjoyed a lot, and we highly recommend you to try. My mom told Elaine (in a typical Chinese way) that if she likes it, she can by Tabletas in Ongpin and make it at home. 😛

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To have a happy ending, we shared a sweet crêpe: Super Christine (P175)!
It’s made with fresh strawberries, homemade strawberry jam, whipped cream, with some homemade bittersweet chocolate. The fresh strawberry that they used seemed overripe, giving it a seemingly rotten taste — but it was not yet rotten. Despite that, we still consumed every bit of it and felt satisfied with the way they prepared it.

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Overall, we really enjoyed our visit to La Crêperie. Our bill amounted to roughly P1,577 (P1,485 plus 5.5% tax). In effect, we spent around P300 per person in this establishment. However, because of our deal grocer vouchers, we technically only spent P1,000 for everything. Good food, good deal, what more could you ask for?

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watch this video if you want to see us in action. (It’s a bit useless if you do not know who we are :P)

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