February 2nd is marked as La Chadeleur, Fête de la Lumière, or le jour des crêpes. What started as a pagan holiday was adapted by the Catholic Church to celebrate the presentation of Jesus to the temple. For many French generations the day is filled with as many crêpes as the night is filled with candles.
For those astute in the ways of crêpe making, add a little fun to your kitchen as you prepare crêpes to participate in the festivities. Do as the French do: hold a coin in your writing hand while you simultaneously hold your crêpe pan and try to flip your crêpe in the air. If you manage to catch it, your family will live prosperously (Laura K. Lawless, About.com).
But for those of you who shudder at the idea of making those itty bitty pancakes, fear not. Here's a list of places in San Diego to try your fortune:
- Opera Patisserie: This French owned café offers Crêpes Opera which offers up chocolate sauce drizzled crêpes with fresh strawberries and whipped cream as well as traditional Crêpes Nutella featuring the hazelnut spread and whipped cream.
- Café Madeleine: Sit down at this quaint South Park café and order up both sweet and savory crêpe options.
- Angels & Hearts: Harajuku Crêperie: For a step-out of the traditional, stop by Angels & Hearts for a crêpe on-the-go with fillings of your choosing.