Thursday Best Bites - Mill Street Crepe Company, Almonte


WhereMill Street Crepe Company, 14 Mill Street, Almonte

What: Crêpes

Comments:  I have to say I just love how the food scene in my town is evolving!  A few weeks ago I heard there was another new restaurant in town, so of course, I had to find a way to check it out.  It is in a newly renovated building that has had many lives from grocery store to hardware store to variety store.  They have developed the space into a small mall (for lack of a better word).  Chef Theo Yeaman has brought some exciting new flavours to Mill Street.  The restaurant is a great space - with the old wooden structure clearly visible in the ceiling.  The space is bright and welcoming, as is the staff.  We were recently there for a late breakfast/early lunch (let's be honest - our first meal of the day is rarely before 11:00 am on a Saturday, so we are always happy to see those that accommodate).
Foraged Leek & Mushroom Crepe

I ordered the Foraged Mushroom and Leek crêpe with a light tarragon cream sauce.  The crêpes come with an option of soup or salad, so I ordered the Mill Street Salad.  The salad was very, very good.  All the flavours and textures I love.
Mill Street Salad

Fresh young greens, cream bits of goat cheese, finely sliced candy cane beets, pickled red onions and the sweet crunchy candied walnuts.  To be honest, I would consider ordering a larger one and having that for my entire meal.  Sometimes salads just don't cut it - it's like sometimes chefs forget that everything on the plate will be going into someone's mouth and scrutinized.  Thanks for making a perfect salad, for me.
Don's Housemade Italian Sausage Crepe

My husband had the Italian Sausage crêpe.  Italian sausage, roasted peppers, basil, eggplant and a little ricotta.  His starter was the Roasted Onion and Young Garlic soup.  A creamy, delicious, velvety soup topped with croutons and pine nuts (my only critique - a pinch of salt would have made it perfect).

Roasted Onion & Young Garlic Soup

As a crêpe lover, my husband had to have dessert and was not disappointed the Traditional crêpe with brown sugar, cinnamon, lemon and melted butter.  The bite I scooped was everything a dessert crepe should be.  Our kind server tried to coax me into some pumpkin ice cream, but I'm a tough sell on dessert.  We will go back and give them a try for dinner.
Traditional Crepe



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2 comments:

  1. I came by to see your moo shu (which looks amazing), but this caught my eye. Not surprising, considering I'll forgo dinner for dessert! And what a small world--my mother and brother live in Almonte. I saw this place when I was there last week, but will have to get there for a meal next time I'm in town.

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  2. Thanks - and you should check out the crepes - let me know how it goes. Cheers!

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