A Very Crêpe-y Dinner
Last night I met up with a good friend from college. We have known each other for three or four years but we don’t hang out nearly enough. We had a reason for not hanging for the two years that I was in California, but now there is no excuse. So we are hanging out more now. He (Chris) is the friend that Bobby and I took to Ozu the other week. (He liked it.) Last night he left the restaurant choice up to me again (brave guy) and I gave him three options – we ended up at Crêpes du Nord down by the World Trade Center. Crêpes du Nord is a French Scandanavian Crêperie and Winebar – the French part is the crêpe and the Scandinavian parts are the “super fresh” ingredients.
One review said, “Expect vibrant implosions of herbs and delicate wisps of flavor, joining together for a cohesive marriage of zest and texture.” I don’t think the crêpes were quite that descriptive, but they were definitely out-of-this-world delicious! They were also incredibly reasonably priced, and it was a great atmosphere for chatting.
I got the Vegetarian Ratatouille Crêpe ($8) – a savory crêpe made with organic buckwheat flour and wheat flour. It was stuffed with ratatouille vegetables (squash, mushrooms, herbs, spinach, etc…) and the most amazing ricotta. I adore ricotta. (I even eat it for dessert.) The crêpe was topped with ricotta as well. I told myself I wouldn’t eat it all but then I did.
Chris got the signature crêpe, the Crêpe du Nord ($10) – it was the some whole wheat crêpe batter but it was filled with scrambled egg and “dill crême” (?); topped with smoked salmon.
We were very classy and went to McDonald’s for dessert. I drag a lot of people to McDonald’s for dessert because I love their soft serve ice cream. I also visited Bobby at the office on my way home because he has been working really late recently. It’s okay; sometimes I actually enjoy having a night to myself. I’m making lots of plans with friends to go out for dinner, or making plans with myself to take a yoga class at night.
Keeping Friendships Alive After College…
Something I realized recently is just how important it is to have friends and to make an effort to see them often. When I first got out of college I didn’t realize just how much work it is to keep friendships going – in school you see your friends every day in class, and sometimes you even live with them. So not the same in real life – it takes a lot of work. (Just like romantic relationships take work to last and be successful!)