Crepes around Asheville
- Helind Sep 14, 2013 07:32 PM
Creperie Bouchon is is located behind the restaurant Bouchon in a cute courtyard that is hidden from the street. I love the location. Unfortunately, the crepes at this creperie are awful. I had the Afternoon in Paris crepe. It was thick and doughy. A friend told me that she had recently eaten crepes there and that the server told her that the problem with the crepes is that they are gluten free. I've had gluten free items at other restaurants and very much enjoyed them, Posana for example. I think this restaurant needs to work on their crepe recipe or offer a gluten version. So if you go to Creperie Bouchon don't order the crepes! Seems ridiculous, doesn't it? Our server was extremely rushed. It was hard to get his attention. I don't blame him, but the service was sub-par. They either need to hire more wait staff or to hire someone to bus tables and fill water glasses. I was seated inside; I dropped something on the floor and when I reached to pick it up the floor was filthy and had pieces of glass scattered about. The french fries are great, as is the dressing on the miniscule salad that comes with the crepes. I very much enjoyed the cider on tap. Even so, I doubt I'll go back to Creperie Bouchon.
I very much like the nontraditional crepes at the Twisted Crepe, though I loath the decor. It has all the appeal of a Subway sandwich shop. You might be disappointed if you're looking for a traditional crepe.The crepes remind me very much of the kind of crepe one might get at a street fair in NYC. They're sort of crispy. The fillings are good. I especially like the take on the club sandwich. This place is nice for kids as they can watch their crepe being prepared. The Twisted Crepe is a great place to stop in a get a bite to eat, but not a place I'd like to linger.
My favorite spot for crepes so far is not in Asheville. Sadly, the Cork & Bean an hour away from Asheville in Bryson City. The decor is cute and welcoming. The crepes are light and the fillings are delicious. The service is stellar. The coffee is good, fresh, and hot. Bryson City is right next to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park which is a nice place to take a walk before or after lunch (http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit...). If you're out that way, I recommend it.
Has anyone been to the Creperie and Cafe in Weaverville? Are there any other restaurants that serve crepes in the area?