Restaurant Review: Crepes at Beau Monde

As of yesterday, I’m 18 weeks pregnant. Thankfully, ET has been giving me a relatively easy time of things.

On the plus side, he/she has been moving around like crazy over the last few days (particularly on Saturday night when I went to the Fleetwood Mac concert), which is cool and creepy at the same time. In two weeks, we’ll have our anatomy scan, so we’ll be able to find out the gender of our little alien baby. I’ve been feeling a bit more energetic and my crazy food aversions seem have calmed down a bit (although I’m still loving avocados and cannot stand even the thought of Chinese food).

Sadly, I’ve also learned that pregnancy brain is not a myth. I can’t seem to focus on a particular task for more that three minutes at a time, my memory is just about shot (I stared into the refrigerator for a good two minutes the other day before I realized that we don’t keep the forks in there), and I find that I can barely string two coherent sentences together. So, while I want to write about all of the things I’m doing, and of course, eating, it’s challenging at the moment.

So, I’ll just let this picture do the talking for me:


That mixed berry and lemon curd crepe from Beau Monde was one of the highlights of my weekend. The menu at this adorable little spot on the corner of 6th and Bainbridge in Queen Village, features a variety of French specialities, from French onion soup, pates, and steak au poivre, but crepes are the main attraction.

You can choose from pre-designed sweet or savory crepes or come up with your own combinations from a seemingly endless menu that includes meats, cheeses, fruits, sauces, ice creams and sorbets. I recommend sticking to one flavor profile, but now that I think about it, the ability to combine sweet and savory could be some pregnant gal’s dream. (Not this pregnant gal, though).

The owners have imported traditional crepe cooking implements, including flat, round cast iron griddles, to produce light, flavorful crepes that are exactly like what I remember from my trip to France two years ago. Beau Monde has a wraparound patio with outdoor seating, making it an ideal spot for a casual brunch or romantic dinner during the warmer months.

And, that’s about all I can remember right now. Oh well. It gives me a good excuse to go back for another crepe.


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