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creperie_dessertwaffleWho hasn’t wandered the streets of Paris and enjoyed freshly made crêpes (pancakes) from the street vendors?  And, who hasn’t enjoyed the luscious and sinfully rich Belgian waffles?  Now, on Bonaire, both of these indulgences can be enjoyed any day at the new La Crêperie.

Located in the new Terramar Shopping Mall, you’ll find Pierre (from France) and Geoffrey (from Belgium), the owners of this new eatery called La Crêperie.  Located along the oceanfront promenade, it makes for a great stop on a stroll into or out of town, or an easy place for lunch.

creperie1Pierre and Geoffrey relocated to Bonaire last fall, after literally closing their eyes, and pointing to a map.  And they found Bonaire!  And we are glad they did, because with all the types of cuisine we have here on Bonaire, this is something new!  After an initial fact-finding mission, they both agreed that Bonaire was THE place to be, and they opened up their restaurant about six weeks ago.

There is outdoor dining, or enjoy your meal in air-conditioned comfort inside.  We enjoyed eating inside, as we could watch the entire preparation of our meals!  There are both savory and sweet crêpes as well as the indulgent and sweet Belgian waffles, so it’s wonderful to stop by for a dessert or treat, or come for your meal.  Or, do as this reporter did, and have both!

creperie_savoryMy dining companion and I started with savory crêpes–the La Forestierre for me (with ham, grated cheese, and mushrooms) and the La Villageoise for my dining companion (with diced bacon, mushrooms, grated cheese, and fried egg).  Our meals were served promptly, they were very tasty, and came with a small green salad on the side.

But we couldn’t leave without sampling some of the sweet offerings, so we elected to try one waffle and one dessert crêpe, and then taste-test them both.  We weren’t disappointed.  My Dame Blanche (vanilla ice cream, home-made chocolate sauce, and whipped cream) was just sufficiently sweet without being overwhelming.  My companion enjoyed his Dame Rouge Waffle, served with strawberry sorbet, coulis of red fruits, and whipped cream.

creperie_makingcrepeAnd to help “cleanse the palate” between courses, we sipped on our freshly made vanilla milk shakes.  These are not the thick, barely drinkable “shakes” served in fast-food restaurants.  Instead, these are made to order with fresh ingredients, served light and frothy and delicious.

La Crêperie is open Mondays from 12:00 Noon to 7:30 PM, Tuesdays through Fridays from 10:00 AM to 7:30 PM, and Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  The restaurant is closed on Sundays.

On your next visit to Bonaire, be sure to add this to your list of must-try eateries!  Carry-out service is available as well.


(Source:  Bonaire Insider Reporter)



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