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Antoinette's French Creperie

Jeff Shore | Feb 28, 2001 05:46 PM

As Richard notes in his review, Antoinette's creperie in Manhattan Beach is a deeply authentic crepe "restaurant," and a wonderful slice of France. The place is just the wrong size - too big for one of the traditional Parisian crepe stands, too small to actually enable dining on site. On a rainy Sunday, there were four people - myself, and the three French owners (whom I interpreted, perhaps incorrectly, as the mom, dad, and adult son).

Quality is superb - made from scratch on a large, unrimmed crepe stone, with copious amounts of fresh butter. I tried two - the Ajaccio (mushrooms, spinach, and bechamel sauce) and the Citron (sugar, butter, and lemon). The Citron was perfectly balanced, not too sweet, not too acidic. The Ajaccio held together nicely, and the filling was like an ideal version of creamed spinach.

3319 Highland Avenue


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