Sunday, April 11, 2010

[FOODIE: crêperie] Crêpe Montagne @ Whistler

This place has been getting great reviews over at Yelp. What a nice find. Perfectly tucked away and hidden from main foot traffic along Whistler Village. It's small. Petite, even. The website says they've been open since 1997. Wow. It doesn't look like it. It's very well-kept and clean. Kudos.

Crêpe Montagne
116 - 4368 Main St
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
Telephone: 604.905.4444
Hours: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert - 8am-10.30 pm DAILY 


Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Pricing: $$$ (be prepared to spend at least $30 per head for food and drinks)

Pros: Relaxed dining; Great service; Clean and comfy dining space
Cons: Pricing is a bit steep typical of Whistler restaurants

Overall Rating: 9/10

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Crepes are great. It's like a pocket. You can stuff any food ingredient in there and it will work. After eating at another Whistler restaurant and walking around for over an hour already, it was time to have some light snacks. Rather than fall for the usual ice cream and chocolate shops along the main path, I made sure to look for this place the next time I was at Whistler.

Their crepes will range from under $10 to as high as under $30 depending on whether you are having a simple dessert crepe or a main entree.

I tried their Chocolate crepe ($5.75) under the Sweet Crepe selection. As expected from the price, you are presented a simple crepe - neatly folded triangular crepe topped with chocolate sauce and powdered sugar.

Although the chocolate sauce looked like a dark variety (which I would have preferred), it was more a milk chocolate variety.

Moving on. How about some Classic Swiss Cheese Fondue ($23.00) made from scratch. Melted Emmenthal and Gruyere cheese enhanced with garlic, dry white whine and Kirsch.

Very classy. Served in a copper pot and a wooden spoon.

Interesting enough, the Kirsch is eliminated from their recipe which our server said North Americans find too sharp in flavour with just the wine already. I had the Kirsch added back to the fondue and it actually balanced the whole flavour profile. Before that, the dry white wine stood-out too much.

You are provided a bowl of stale French baguettes which are already cubed. I prefer them even more stale so the bread won't break apart when dipping into the cheese.

My favourite to complement the fondue is a Strawberry smoothie ($7.00). I loved how they make theirs in a non-dairy fashion - with no yogurt, but with a banana to smoothen the drink. However, they will add milk or yogurt at your request. I think it's perfectly smooth and sweet as it is. Best not to mess with it and just slurp your way thru the black straw.

This is a nice, quaint creperie. It's a definite recommendation to try when in Whistler whether for breakfast or as a snack.

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