Crepes and local cider — it could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
OhCrêpe chef/owner Claire Corvaisier has joined forces with Minneapolis Cider Co. owners Jason Dayton, David O’Neill and Rob Fisk to open Breizh Creperie out of the Minneapolis taproom.
When Breizh (pronounced “braise”) Creperie rolls out Oct. 26, the spot will feature 15 types of sweet as well as savory crepes/galettes, or crepes made with buckwheat flour, as well as salads and other bites. Each crepe will have a suggested cider pairing.
For Corvaisier, crepes and cider go hand in hand.
“This is amazing because in Brittany, France, where I’m from, we drink cider with our crepes. That’s the authentic way, and we really want to bring that authenticity to the taproom,” she said. “We use buckwheat in our savory crepes like they do in Brittany. The menu was designed so you can eat crepes all day — as an appetizer, for dinner, brunch, dessert. When I grew up, we would have it a few days a week, any time of the day.”
The spot just off East Hennepin Avenue and Interstate 35W will be open seven days a week, including for brunch on Saturday and Sundays, starting at 11 a.m.
In other Minneapolis Cider Co. news, the brand has dived into the cocktail world even further with the introduction of Pomologie, spotlighting fruit and botanicals through a new line of spirits, ready-to-drink cocktails and craft seltzers to add to its craft cider offerings. The spirits and craft seltzers are currently available while the ready-to-drink cocktails are expected to roll out soon.
In addition to Breizh Creperie, Corvaisier still continues to run OhCrêpe. But given that OhCrepe caters to mostly events and festivals, she said, business has been slow because of the pandemic. So it was the perfect time to set out on this new venture.
She said the two businesses are distinct. Breizh Creperie serves more composed, restaurant-style crepes whereas OhCrepe features more casual, street-style bites.
Breizh Creperie at Minneapolis Cider Co: 701 Ninth St. S.E., Minneapolis; minneapoliscider.co
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