Fête des chandelles
(Candlemas - English)
Today is Candlemas, 2 February, and it is celebrated in France with crêpes.
Today I will be making crêpes, holding a coin in my left hand, and flipping the crêpe pan in my right. If I can catch the crêpe, it means my family will be prosperous for the rest of the year, such is the legend. Also, one does not eat crêpes until after 8:00pm.
This chef at Crêperie Plougastel on Rue du Montparnasse, allowed me to take some photos of him as he deftly prepared all the crêpes for the lunch crowd. I have been here three or four times, introduced by French friend Isabelle. They have both savory and sweet crêpes with quick service and good prices. On a street full of crêperies, this one is always well attended.
47, rue du Montparnasse