Have you heard of Candlemas before?
If not for Cotton Bleu, a casual family run restaurant serving up unpretentious and decent French fare, I’d probably still be living in ignorance!
The story goes that while stalking restaurants on Facebook one day, I came across Cotton Blue’s page and found out about its Candlemas Crepe Feast. My online BFF (a.k.a. Google) told me that Candlemas is a Christian holiday on February 2 to celebrate the presentation of Christ in the temple at Jerusalem on the 40th day after His birth, and it also marks the midpoint of winter, halfway between the shortest day and the spring equinox. See, loving food can make us more knowledgeable!
Since it’s a tradition to eat crepes on Candlemas in France, crepes, crepes and more crepes off the special Candlemas menu were all we ordered for dinner! And those were some very good homemade crepes, from a very interesting one-of-a-kind smoked salmon “mille feuille” crepe to the most mouthwatering seafood crepe… Which makes me wonder, are the daily ala carte items just as good?
smoked salmon mille crepe
seafood crepe with melted cheese
prosciutto mushroom topped with melted cheese and sunny side crepe
205 Upper Thomson Road