As promised, La Crêpe Parisienne opens in Soho today, serving about five savory crêpes and ten sweet ones. The chain was started by three brothers in Mexico, of all places, in 1996, but one of them, Andres Mier y Teran, assures us his product is “exactly the same as you’d find in France” (he lived there for several years). Actually, he’s breaking from orthodoxy in a couple of ways — he serves the made-to-order crêpes in a paper cone (true to the store’s green leanings, the paper is recycled) and he’s planning to incorporate local ingredients such as Van Leeuwen ice cream (in addition to chocolate and vanilla, there’ll be a custom cinnamon flavor), peanut butter and white chocolate from Le Pain Quotidian, and Russ & Daughters cream cheese. Yes, there will also be a smoked-salmon crêpe. The company is looking at other locations in the West and East Villages, the Lower East Side, and the Upper East Side — they hope to have four locations up and running within the next year.
La Crêpe Parisienne menu [PDF]
La Crêpe Parisienne, 51 Spring St., nr. Lafayette; 646-484-6897