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Limster | Apr 9, 200101:17 AM

Someone mentioned on this board that the folks from Chez Nous & La Boulangerie were going to open a Breton-style crepe place on Fillmore (between Pine and California). It's open and I was just there last night and had a good time. It's very casual and hospitable. The waitstaff are all French and about half the patrons were french too. Overall I thought the food was excellent for the price (most expensive entree was $8.50).

I had their Kir Breton, an aperitif of cider (the light french alcoholic version) with a strawberry liquer. Simple, homey and very likable. I also had a mixed seafood crepe with scallops, mussels and shrimp that was very savory under a blanket of creamy (but not too heavy) mushroom sauce. This came with a side salad of mixed greens. The buckwheat crepes were very good, but I need to go back to Ti Couz sometime to compare (haven't been there in a long while). For dessert: a crepe zebra-striped with chocolate sauce and accompanied by a scoop of voluptous housemade chocolate ice cream, chantilly, and (my favorite) liquer soaked cherries.

Also, while waiting for the bathroom, I stood by the kitchen, watching them make crepes. After a short while, one of the waiters who was hanging out by the kitchen asked me to come over. "Want to make a crepe?" I said YES right away, and one of the guys in the kitchen showed me how they pour a scoop of the runny buckwheat batter over a flat hot iron and spread them out with these little wooden T-shaped instruments to make the crepe. I gave it a shot, but didn't spread things out as well. They grinned, cut out a smaller circle from my "spider-web", filled it with gruyere and ham, folded it over another slightly cooler iron and gave it to me on the house.

Of course I had a good time!

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