When? Tuesday February 9 2016
What? Traditionally, marks the beginning of Lent.
Where? Any good crêperie in Paris
Shrove Tuesday in Paris is as much an excuse for no-holds-barred pancake consumption as it is elsewhere. But of course, Paris is the city of the crêpe, making it the ideal place to get stuck in to a perfect plate of pancakes this Pancake Day, February 9 2016. Confusingly, exactly one week earlier, on February 2, the French ‘Chandeleur’ (their Pancake Day) will also involve copious batter-making at the city’s various crêperies.
Sweet, savoury or teamed with a mug of Normandy cider, discover our favourite Paris crêperies below.
Celebrate Chandeleur at the best crêperies in Paris
What's the deal? Go for the €13 lunch menu: a savoury galette, a sweet crepe and a ‘boule’ of cider or a soft drink, with the choice between a ‘complète’ (the classic ham, egg and cheese combo), ‘From the Ghetto,’ (cheddar, beef, cider-fried onions, egg and homemade smoked tomato sauce), or the ‘From the Garden’ (cheddar, tofu, cider-fried onions, egg and tomato sauce).
Where? 73 rue de Seine, 6th
What's the deal? The menu offers a wide, if not exhaustive, choice of crêpes and galettes – the origin of the ingredients is carefully marked. Try the delicious goat's cheese, lardons and egg galette and the Gwenn ha Du dessert crepe, with chocolate that will possibly change your life.
Where? 67 rue de Charonne, 11th
What's the deal? The area's star crêperie, and the one with the longest queues, the specialities at Josselin include the Couple - two layers of galette with the filling in the middle - and the dessert Crêpe de Froment, which comes in three varieties: classic (honey and lemon or wonderful caramel beurre salé); flambéed with calvados; or a fantasy creation oozing with chocolate, banana, ice cream and whipped cream.
Where? 67 rue du Montparnasse, 14th