Some foods are wonderful no matter the time of day. I don’t mean that in the way that I could eat pizza morning, noon, and night, because yeah, obviously, but I mean that some foods work just as perfectly as breakfast as they do a snack or dinner. I think crêpes are one such dish.
Made from a liquid batter like pancakes, although much thinner and more delicate, crêpes are great vehicles for both sweet and savory fillings. I know I always have trouble deciding whether I want a dessert crêpe or something with cheese (oh, the pull you have on me, cheese!).
At Bonjour Crêpes & Wine, there are plenty of filling choices. More hearty options include ham, gruyere, tomato, goat cheese, prosciutto, and chicken. Sweeter options include jam, nutella, peanut butter, chocolate, and bananas. Bonjour also has some special crêpes like one that is made with roast beef, brie, and apple and another that has Hungarian ham, gruyere, apple, and maple syrup. Let your imagination run wild! A couple other things worth mentioning…according to their website, Bonjour’s batter recipe dates back at least three generations, and they happen to offer gluten-free, buckwheat crêpes as well.
It was late in the evening, so I decided to get a crêpe with one of my favorite dessert combinations–dark chocolate and strawberries. Dark chocolate over milk chocolate any day! Bonjour also has an assorted wine list, and because of the season, they had mulled wine and hot apple cider for purchase too.
There is a little bit of room in the back with tables, and after you order you can take a seat and they’ll bring you your crêpe in no time. I was a little jealous of other customers who got their crêpes served in these handy, stand-up crêpe holders, but eating something tasty took my mind off that in no time. The crêpe plus the cider (I couldn’t resist!) was just what I needed that cold, windy night.
Bonjour Crêpes & Wine is a cozy and quiet place to have a light meal, no matter the time, and they’re open from 8 AM to midnight, so crêpe lovers have a chance to grab a bite morning, afternoon, and night.
Crepe with dark chocolate and strawberries
1585 2nd Ave 82nd St
New York, NY 10028