2014-04-22 9461 瀏覽
Causeway Bay used to be my ‘hood when I was in highschool since that’s where it is located. Of course, this area has changed quite a lot over the past few years and I don’t feel the same familiarity as I did back then. Anyhow, my friends and I had an Escape Game (which was fun, scary and frustrating btw) so we looked for dinner in Causeway. I came across this French crêperie which is one of the top-ranked restaurant and decided to give it a try. When I called in for a reservation I was pleasantl
The restaurant was in a slightly dodgy and hard to find building with a very ghetto elevator. Like I was pretty sure if anyone if the elevator tried to move too much we would instantly fall to our deaths
Although we went on a Friday night I was surprised by how empty the restaurant was. I’d say it was around 60% filled? Also, the tables & chairs were kind of old and felt like they’d break if someone too heavy sat on it ….hahaha
One of our friends was late so we ordered some appies first. My friends wanted escargot so they ordered one. I still haven’t came to terms with the idea of eating snails so I didn’t try any, but took a picture anyway We also had foie gras which I gladly ate - It was pan-fried to medium well, with a thin crispy layer and melty fat inside. Properly seasoned and great execution!
While Fleur de Sel is known for making crêpes, I realized that they do not actually make crêpes but galettes. According to my research it’s a variety of crêpe made with buckwheat flour and is usually used for savoury fillings. Compared to the regular crêpes which are usually more popular outside of France, galettes are slightly crispier and the ‘fillings’, or rather, toppings are not wrapped and just sit on top of the crust. Sort of like a detached pizza.
There was a very wide variety on the menu so it took us quite a while to decide what to order. I settled on the Four Seasons – Galette with Artichokes, Parma Ham, Ratatouille & Mushrooms Honestly crêpes/galettes are pretty versatile so the taste factor depends a lot of the toppings (if the pancake part isn’t too screwed up, that is). It was my first time trying galette so I don’t have something to compare it to, but it did taste wheat-y. I suppose eating crêpe is like eating white bread and galettes would be the whole wheat hahaha.
Anyway, the toppings were interesting although I don’t really see how they go together. Like I might as well have chose whatever toppings I liked The artichokes and ratatouille were a bit on the sour side, and the mushrooms were a bit bland. Overall not bad, but definitely not an eye opening experience. I might consider coming back to try one of their sweet galettes, or to get more of the French accent .