Today is La Chandeleur, which is the day on which you are encouraged to eat crêpes. We tell you where you can eat crêpes around Australia.
BUT WHAT IS LA CHANDELEUR?
La Chandeleur is always celebrated on 2 February, being 40 days after Christmas. The name comes from the latin “festa candelarum”, which means “fete des chandelles”. For Christians and Catholics, it represents the day on which Baby Jesus was presented at the temple.
But today, even if the majority of French people are non-religious, they still eat crêpes for La Chandeleur.
WHERE TO GET CREPES IN AUSTRALIA?
Even though the majority of crêperies in Australia don’t do anything special for La Chandeleur, you can still eat crêpes at them today.
Tamm Ha Tamm celebrated La Chandeleur yesterday, 1 February.
From 8am to 4pm, they had a crêpe party where you could have unlimited sweet crêpes for $25.
In the evening, for bookings after 5:30pm they offered a special: for $32 you could have a:
- Galette forestière (du chicken with Forest mushrooms in a cream sauce, with a mesclun salad); and a
- crêpe flambee (banana, maple syrup, Cointreau, and vanilla ice cream).
And corkage for only $2.50 per person.
Keep them in mind for next year!
J’adore Les Crêpes will celebrate La Chandeleur at two markets today. This morning until midday you will find them at Jan PowersMarkets in Manly, QLD and from 4pm to 8pm at the Twilights Makers Markets in Cleveland Raby Bay.
Breizoz French Crêperie
La Petite Crêperie
Melbourne Crepe Café
Rue De Creperie
Roule Galette Melbourne
Le Mille Creperie
Glenferrie Crêpe Cafe
Melbourne Crepe House
Benjamins Crepes and Waffles
You can celebrate La Chandeleur during the whole of February with these specials at Four Frogs Crêperie:
Salad Galette: fresh figs, cherry tomato, goat cheese, walnut, honey mustard dressing $17. Add Prosciutto: $3.
Galette: chorizo, onion, capsicum relish, Swiss cheese, rocket salad $17.
Crêpe: raspberry, mango, crushed pistachio, drizzle of maple syrup, white chocolate ice cream $18.
Crêpe: fresh figs, salted caramelised chestnut cream, grilled almonds $13. Add vanilla ice cream: $3.
Add a glass of rosé cider: $4.
Are you going to eat some crêpes today? What’s your favourite crêpe filling?