Thursday, August 4, 2011
What Crepe? - Royal Oak
What Crepe? is a tiny bit of France in downtown Royal Oak. The decor is an eclectic mix of things that suggest a cozy French bistro. There are not many tables - some dining areas are separated by curtains. There also are outside tables for dining when the weather is nice.
The menu has both sweet and savory crepes. They have a quite a few special crepes with interesting combinations of fillings. You also can design your own crepe with your choice of toppings. Prices on most of the crepes ranged between 8 and 12 dollars.
The size of the crepes are HUGE! My entree crepe was called "The Obvious" and was filled with chicken, spinach, pecans, caramelized apples, and feta. Wonderful flavor that blended the sweet of the apples with savory chicken. Each crepe came split in half and was beautifully plated.
My brother had a combo of ham, turkey, cheese, and wild mushrooms. Again, great flavor and a large portion.
We ended up taking about a third of each crepe home so we would have room for dessert. Our server recommended the chocolate eclair. Vanilla custard, warm nutella, white chocolate, and whipped cream. We added raspberries for good measure. Total yummy goodness!
Service was friendly and relaxed (translation: not overly fast, but attentive). We arrived somewhat early in the evening (before 6) to get a table before the place filled up. It was a bit distracting watching everyone wandering around getting things set up for the evening.
What Crepe? is a great place to go for a elegant meal in a cozy setting.