67 : Creperie Breton – France (Brittany)

This was a rather late find about which I was delighted as it knocked Ireland off the list. With its own flag and a small seccessionist movement, Brittany can have its own cuisine as far as I am concerned, and that cuisine mainly consists of sweet and savory crepes and/or galettes. And cidre of course.

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On a Saturday evening at 6pm this place on Reichenburgstrasse in Kreuzberg was completely empty and so I was glad I hadn’t embarassed myself by calling ahead to reserve a table. We sat in the middle of a mostly wooden room with pictures of Brittany, flags of Brittany and even examples of the clothing of Brittany which you could buy for 25 euros. It wasn’t overdone though and seemed pleasant enough.

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The menu is fairly one dimensional and there are few decisions to be made, such crepe or galette? Sweet or savory? Meat or cheese? We chose a three cheese galette and a boudin noir (black pudding) and apple galette. Rich had a cup of cidre and I had a special Picon which is a Breton shandy. It was a bit weird being the only people in the restaurant but thankfully the waitress had enough Berlin Schnauz to not give a shit about us.

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The food was exactly as expected, no suprises. A well cooked galette with tasty cheese and a dressed salad and a tangy blood pudding version with the sweetness of apple cutting through. Rich enjoyed his cidre which I sniffed at but did not try (on account of being ‘allergic’ after having my stomach pumped after an evening on it aged 15.) And in case you are wondering a galette is a pancake made with buckwheat flour usually with a savoury filling (thank you wikipedia).

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We were not significantly inspired by our mains so as to choose dessert and therefore cannot comment on the crepes. This place is definitely one for the pancake fans I guess, but not a place I will remember for very long.