We went to see the Godfather II (for the first time) at the Castro Theater last week with Sweetie.
We had some time to kill after work so we thought we’d enjoy some food, some reading, and some tea. We were going to go to Samovar, but walked past and noticed that A Bon Port had changed from a café and creperie to a creperie and wine bar so we decided to check it out.
The décor was mostly the same, only the walls had been painted a purple wine color (wine bar, get it?) and there was more counter dining. The menu was slightly pared down—the waffles have disappeared as have the desserts (look for an updated MenuPages listing tomorrow). Oh, and now there are several shelves of wine decorating the walls, but yeah, being a wine bar that’s expected.
We had the Ixelles crepe—Swiss, Prosciutto, and Egg (sunny side up). The crepe itself was thin, sweet and slightly crispy around the edges as “real” crepes should be, but it was little on the dry side even with the egg yolk going to town once broken. The tossed greens on the plate had a nice citrus-y vinaigrette that had us wanting more.
The highlight was probably the Lambic. Not enough places have Lambic on the menu and we were please to see several flavors of the addicting Belgian beer, particularly the Peach variety. Yum.
All in all, we’d eat here again if we were in the area. There was hardly a soul in the place while we were there though and it seems they’re really pushing the wine bar aspect with late night operating hours (there was a sign on the door advertising 2 a.m. closing soon) and zero coffee or café service. Guess we’ll have to wait and see if this transformation is successful.
[Photo: Via AZAdam/Flickr]