The British Museum & Crepes!

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in London Eats | 2 comments

Now imagine waking up one day and seeing that skull just hovering over you, leering at you as it watches you sleep. Too cliche? Eh, I can’t argue with that. When it comes to museums, people either love them or hate them. Considering how history museums are literally just a bunch of fossils (aka dead stuff) on display, and art museums contain some works that look like a toddler went to work on some canvas with crayons, I can understand why some people may not be too impressed. Heck, I’m one of them (for the art – obviously I like scrutinizing dead stuff). At the British Museum, I learned a few things during my visit. First of all, crowds are hella scary and mobs can get aggressive if they don’t get what they want ASAP. For example, upon entering the exhibits section, we were faced with a giant crowd surrounding the Rosetta Stone. Holy Crap! It’s the Rosetta Stone! Gotta get a picture of that! With some skillful maneuvering that consisted of a lot of pushing and elbowing, we made it to the front. It was only then that we felt the crowd’s vengeance. Every picture we took came out blurry. Why? Because someone behind us decided to exact revenge for their stolen opportunity at the front by pushing us around. Out of the tens of photo attempts I made, only one picture came out okay. Yes, just okay. And so, I’m going to show off my accomplishment…because I can. Second of all, death may snatch us up at any moment – including the embarrassing ones. Don’t believe me? I have photographic evidence! This poor soul was probably just curled up in bed at night. Hidden in the relative safety of the darkness, he felt it to be an opportune moment to finally divest himself of the mucus that had been clogging up his nostrils the entire day. Unfortunately for him, death chose this very moment to visit him. Now, thousands of people visit him every day, wondering if he ever got that blasted booger out as they stand next to his display window. How’s that for a sob story? For those of you who actually read through all of that, you’re awesome. For those of you who skipped ahead wondering ‘Where the heck’s the food?!’… Outside the museum, we had a choice of ice cream or crepes. Considering the weather, we opted for the slightly warmer option of crepes. Last week, I mentioned how the Village Creperie’s crepes were not as I expected due to how thick the ‘skins’ were. On the contrary, the food truck outside the museum nailed it. Ordering a sweet (strawberry and custard) and savory (spinach and cheese) crepe, the crepe’s ‘skin’ was thin and crispy at the edges. The filling was pretty standard, and the ingredients used were fresh. Needless to say, I was pretty happy with these crepes. I didn’t even mind that the sweet crepe became slightly soggy since the custard had melted from the heat. If soggy yet slightly crunchy crepes aren’t your thing, then the Village Creperie’s thicker ‘skin’ would be better. Hope you guys enjoyed this post! Have a happy (and most importantly, safe) Halloween! ~ AJ ~ Photographs taken and provided by AnnMarie Hwang P.S. For those of you who are fans of my adorable baby, Cooper, he is officially two-years-old...

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Village Creperie

Posted by on Oct 22, 2011 in New York Eats | 0 comments

The Village Creperie is the place to go if you’re hoping for “a unique European taste in Huntington”, or if you’re simply just craving some crepes and are in the Huntington area. This little cafe offers both sweet and savory crepes, as well as breakfast crepes – all with fancy French names such as the Parisien. On the side, they also have one or two soups of the day to choose from if you’re feeling the munchies for something warm. Of course, this means that we needed to get both a sweet and a savory crepe to taste the full selection.  The Picasso is a sweet crepe filled with honey, walnuts, and fresh bananas with a sprinkling of powdered sugar on top. Picasso himself was probably grinning from the grave when we emptied our wallets and shelled out $6.95. I was surprised at how thick the crepe was, having expected a thin and delicate crepe for a dessert. Though I was pretty happy with the choice of filling. Walnuts made for an interesting texture for the rest of the crepe while complimenting the other ingredients as well. It’s no wonder that baked goods like banana nut muffins are so popular. The stuff just tastes good together — ‘nanas an’ nuts that is.  Instead of getting an ‘official’ savory crepe, we made do with a breakfast crepe. A simple scrambled eggs and sausage which tallied up to $5.95. Like the sweet crepe, our breakfast crepe was also thicker than I’d thought it’d be but when compared to the Picasso, the Picasso’s crepe was definitely more on the delicate side…as a sweet crepe should be! I don’t think it’s possible to go wrong with good old egg and sausages, but it reminded me of hot pockets almost.  All in all, the crepes weren’t half bad though the price alone would make me hesitate to think of it as a regular joint to frequent. For an occasional snack to fulfill a craving? Sure. Check out the Village Creperie’s website here. Village Creperie 335 New York Avenue Huntington, NY 11743 (631) 423-3057 ~ AJ ~ Pictures taken and provided by AnnMarie...

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