In France, Le Chandeleur is a holiday which is a day to eat crêpes. There seem to be all sorts of traditions around the crêpe making and eating, but the essence of the holiday is crêpes. It falls on Feb 2 which was on Friday this year. So what did we do? We ate crêpes.
We went to our favorite crêperie in the Marché des Batignolles. It is owned and run by a super friendly guy from Breton who makes buckwheat pancakes and sweet pancakes. He also stocks cider (see our post from our first week here).
I had a chocolate and banana crêpes and fille had salted caramel. Guillaume, who is the owner, makes his own salted caramel. In fact, he makes everything from scratch, travels to Breton for the buckwheat and sources the rest of his ingredients locally from the market. Sometimes he leaves his stand and runs and gets cheese or meat or whatever, as needed from other vendors in the market.
By the way, Chandeleur is Candelmas in English. And, Guillaume was also doing a big business in making crêpes for people to eat at home later in the evening. Bon appetit!