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Expect to wait around 15 minutes for your crepe at Crêperie Genia, only because there is always a crowd waiting to get their hands on the yummiest crepe in Paris.
What I love about this place is simple: Crêperie Genia's crepes are baked fresh upon each customers’ request. The ingredients used are fresh and renewed by the hour. The price is reasonable. The contents are so generous; a crepe is filled more than how you would fill it at home. A professional crepe-man working. The taste: Just awesome.
Ordering my favorite crepe, the chef starts his preparation with love. Taking just the right quantity of mixture, he pours it on the round grill creating a perfect round and thin dough like the Lebanese Markouk bread. A few moments afterward, he moves it to the side grill, turns it in half and starts covering it with ingredients; breaking an egg on it than mixing it, he lets a bit out to crunch around the crepe.
My two favorites are the Cheese, ham, and egg to start followed by the Nutella, coconut, banana and Grand Marnier. I've been having those since 2009, at least once every other month. The person in charge, the owner or his sister prepare the crepe a-la-minute in front of you, a generous large crepe which the lady turns around and folds in half before breaking an egg on top. The egg is scrambled around the borders and then comes the cheese. A mountain of cheese; A mountain of shredded cheese good for a large pizza is pushed outside the crepe to be toasted at contact with the grill and add a unique taste of crispy biscuity cheese. Ham is added and here you go served the conical shape, molten and fluffy, cheese exploding from everywhere, a dough that's lightly and enjoyably chewy... It's a crepe to die for!
The Nutella... Oh My God; a WTF crepe, a load of Nutella, coconut bits and a whole banana before sprinkling it up with Grand Marnier. It's a trap because once you start you surely can't stop anymore. Recommended, favorited and crowned the favorite crepe I've ever had.
Just take a minute and imagine that during each and every second of preparation, you are standing in front of a cocktail of colors and aromas that activate all your five senses. You should have seen my eyes opening wide, my mouth drooling and my nostrils fluttering like butterflies – body language of someone who's dying to grab a bite of this wonderful creation.