Review: La Crêperie de Paris at EPCOT’s France Pavilion
We dined at the new La Crêperie de Paris in EPCOT’s France pavilion on Tuesday night. I had visited previously during a media event for a quick meal, but this time we went on our own for a full dining experience. La Crêperie de Paris opened officially on October 1st, 2021 after soft opening during Annual Passholder previews for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.
La Crêperie de Paris features the cuisine of chef Jérôme Bocuse (the son of legendary French chef Paul Bocuse who opened Les Chefs de France and is the “Paul” in Monsieur Paul). We dined in the table service restaurant and there is also a counter service option for those who want their crepes and other items à emporter (to go). The crêpes are inspired by the Brittany region of France.
This was the last photo I took – after our meal. We arrived at sunset.
The menu outside lists many of the items that guests can order.
The restaurant was not too busy upon our arrival. There was a line outside when we left (which you can see in the first photo).
This was the view from our booth. There was a section of the restaurant that was busier but around us was not.
The menu offers a variety of savory galettes (buckwheat crêpes) and sweet dessert crêpes. There is a prix fix menu for $33.00 that includes one of each, with a soup or salad and includes a glass of hard cider, soda or juice. Jeff ordered the menu (there are currently no Passholder discounts here) and I ordered separately.
The Soupe du Jour was a potato leek soup. It was creamy and delicious.
Here is a look at the bowl it came in.
Jeff ordered a Demi Sec Hard Cider with his meal and I had the Brut (for $5.95). We both preferred the Brut of the three different types we ordered – it has a nice, crisp taste but also is a little sweet. I also tried the Rose Hard Cider ($7.50) and it was just okay for me.
For my meal, I chose the Ratatouille Galette ($15.95). Inside is tomato, zucchini and eggplant. Unlike when I ordered this during a media preview, the interior was fully covered with lettuce and tomato. It creates a nice surprise upon the reveal, one with a lot of steam from the hot food.
Here is a look at the inside. If you enjoy ratatouille, this is a wonderful choice. When I had ordered it last time during the preview, I didn’t have as much time to sit with my meal so I left a lot of the crêpe itself behind after eating the ratatouille. This time I ate the buckwheat crêpe, which is surprisingly excellent even in the areas not softened by the ratatouille. I ate all of it.
Here is a look underneath at the raclette cheese. Jeff said he’d order this specific crêpe again – I think our next meal here will look very similar to this one.
This was around 7:00 p.m., just before the restaurant got busier.
We split the Gourmande dessert crêpe with hazelnut-chocolate spread and whipped cream. The dessert crêpe is more delicate than the bucketwheat galette. Hazelnut is such a predominant dessert flavor in France and it’s not like a slab of nutella inside – it’s just enough inside for the delicate exterior.
For $2.95, we added a side of ice cream that is made at the France pavilion. If you’ve been to L’Artisan des Glaces at the pavilion, you know what to expect. $2.95 is a great price for the ice cream. We could have also ordered chocolate or salted caramel.
Here are a few photos from inside the restaurant (from both the media preview and Tuesday).
During the day, the restaurant looks like this. The to-go window is to the right.
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is just steps away outside. The attraction opened on October 1st, 2021 along with La Crêperie de Paris.
The meal was wonderful. La Crêperie de Paris joins a variety of other restaurants in the France pavilion. The service was decent though I look forward to when the International program starts again and the servers will be from France.
La Crêperie de Paris and Space 220 restaurant are the newest restaurants at EPCOT. They are completely different experiences but we have enjoyed both immensely.