Like sleeping bags, crêpes supply veggies and fruit with a cozy blanket of warmth and protection against surprise bear attacks. Enjoy a savory, safeguarded meal with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of gourmet crêpes and drinks at What Crêpe in Royal Oak.
The creative culinarians at What Crêpe, an upscale European-inspired bistro, rely on fresh fruits and veggies and top-quality meats and cheeses to craft their sweet and savory crêpes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The eclectic menu boasts more than 50 crêpe varieties, which pair perfectly with the selection of gourmet fair-trade coffee and extensive wine and cocktail list. Avoid mealtime confusion by ordering The Obvious, a savory blend of chicken, spinach, caramelized apples, pecans, and feta cheese ($12), or get a little crazy with Mushroom Madness, blending three types of ‘shrooms with swiss cheese and truffle zip ($9). House specialties such as the signature rib-eye truffle ($14) and garlic-parmesan-crusted smoked salmon ($12) appeal to hearty eaters, and The Stand-By ($11) sates herbivores with asparagus, tomatoes, spinach, avocado, and swiss. The Want Smore?, made with peanut butter, marshmallow, graham-cracker crumbs, and chocolate sauce ($8), and the Nutty Monkey, a mélange of bananas, Nutella, vanilla-bean ice cream, and pecans ($11.50) thwart embarrassing sweet-tooth tantrums. Risk-taking gastronomers can choose from more than 50 toppings to build their own custom creations.
What Crêpe’s quaint café, outfitted with hardwood floors, rich colors, linen-covered tables, and soft lighting, offers an elegant environment to enjoy hand-wrapped cuisine and work on rolling your r’s.
With its deep-burgundy walls, heavy curtains, and crystal-draped chandeliers, What Crepe’s dining room hearkens back to Belle Époque–era Paris. The scent of simmering crepe batter and melting cheese further imbues the bistro with an aura of authenticity. Chefs flip more than 50 sweet, savory, gluten-free, and vegan crepe varieties that have earned praise from the Detroit Free Press for their freshness and ability to be delivered through mail slots. Savory standout The Obvious garnishes chicken and caramelized apples with feta, while the Nutty Monkey blends banana and Nutella, then tops them with vanilla ice cream. In addition to crepes, dining companions can share sips of organic tea and the restaurant’s own blend of french-press coffee.