Sunday, February 2, 2014

La Chandeleur - jour des crêpes!

La Chandeleur
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.
bon dimanche
Crêperie Plougastel
47, rue du Montparnasse
75014, Paris



William Kendall said...

Crepes are certainly called for then!

Louis la Vache said...

Bien sûr!
are on the menu à chez la Vache aujourd'hui!

Revrunner said...

Well, I'm sure I would make a mess of that. I'm already confused. Wait! Which am I supposed to flip--the coin or the crêpe?! :-)

M said...

Miam-miam! I think there's a flight that can get me there in time for crêpes!

Alexa said...

I love that you follow these traditions chez toi. And I wish you a successful 'flip' ce soir, mon amie!

Jeanie said...

glad it's not till after 8 -- that gives me time to study up!

Randy said...

Nice portrait.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Although there is more to the "beyond" story, we had a feast of Garlic Shrimp Crêpes with Béchamel Sauce. Coins were held and crêpes were flipped.

Thank you for your comments!


Starman said...

First you say one doesn't eat crêpes until after 20h00. Then you tell us the guy is preparing crêpes for the lunch crowd. They eat lunch at 20h00 wherever you are?