I love trying to use local ingredients in our crepes. I love that we utilize what we have here in Oregon. It is fun, challenging and rewarding. Not only because it is fresher, but also it helps supporting small local businesses. One of the things we have plenty in Oregon is Hazelnut or someone might call it “Filbert”. That inspired me to start making Oregon Hazelnut – Chocolate spread for our crepes. Then I decide to make it for retails so everyone can enjoy it at home as well. I make my spread very simple with no dairy, no additives. A lot of spreads have some additives to prevent oil from separating from other ingredients. Since we do not add any additives, you may notice some oil on top when opening our spread jar, but no worries all you have to do is stir it back in. The spread has crunchy texture which mean you can taste hazelnut in every jar.Try it in a crepe or take it home for a treat!
I just want to let everyone know that we weren’t given a lease renewal because the landlord wants to do something else with the space. We are selling the cart if any of you are interested. But don’t worry, we are not going anywhere. We are getting a commercial kitchen for full size catering and might open a restaurant. See you around!
July 12th and July 13th is the day to celebrate Oregon berries this year. Come down to Ecotrust building to enjoy your berries, berry products, music and food.
The Oregon Berries Festival is one of my favorite events. It’s family friendly with a lot of smile from everyone.We are so excited to offer savory and sweet crepe featuring local berries. Our chef is carefully paring different berries with cheeses to create a special menu for this event.
If you are thinking of family fun and yummy berries, visit us at The Oregon Berry Festival! For more information, please visit www.oregonberryfestival.com We hope to see you there.
I have an urge to write about these special items (salmon skin crepe and sweet potato smoothie) because they are so great. They are now available at our cart on Mississippi ave. Try them while they last. In general, I like to blog only about something that will be available all the time at our carts. These two may or may not be. Salmon skin crepe is a crepe filled with crispy fried salmon skin, cucumber, spring mix green, avocado, topped with lime wedge, and this ” I don’t know what it’s called” dressing . The dressing has sweet and sour taste to it. It reminds me so much of Thai lime dressing, but thank god someone dare to play with it to balance the sourness with salty and sweet kick.
Sweet potato smoothie is awesome! It’s so creamy and not too sweet. One of my favorite since cantaloupe smoothie was invented.
Well, these two special items are the creation of our Chef Samuel Cook. I need to give him credit for it. He is always at our Mississippi location. If you need any advice at all about cooking or suggestion, you will not be disappointed!
Our first batch of homemade chocolate – hazelnut spread. We use Oregon hazelnut since we are in Oregon. We decided to go with crunchy texture so you can taste hazelnut in every bite. It is dairy free and easy to spread.
Free sample is available at Our carts and Farmers Market. Our first market of the season starts tomorrow, May 2 and continue until the end of September. Don’t forget to visit us and local farmers for fresh produce and yummy hot food.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our new website. Cafe de Crepe is ready for a big summer at both of our cart locations–Belmont and Mississippi–and at the Kenton, Beaverton, MontaVilla and South Waterfront farmer’s markets. We hope to see you soon!