Dine @ Whistler
Authentic French Crepery.|
Main St. - Village North.
Crepe Montagne was designed,
built and is run by Laurence and Michel Gagnon.
It features waffles, smoothies, fresh juices and sundaes, but is really
home to traditional French savory and dessert crepes.
Special to Whistler the quaint and casual atmosphere
of the Crepe Montagne cranks out tremendous value.
Stopping by for French gratinated Soup is a local
obsession that naturally leads to a sprite baby greens salad.
A Smoked Sockeye Salmon, Capers and cream cheese salad is a simple
meal on its own. Fresh tomatoes, julienne of Emmenthal, hard boiled egg and Black
Forest ham join in.
Crepe Montagne is known for tremendous
variations of vegetarian, meat and seafood
crepes with a buckwheat flour batter. A sweet
flour batter is reserved for dessert crepes.
All crepes are served with a side of
organic green salad in a Dijon vinaigrette.
Evening dinners might
start outdoors along the pleasant pedestrian stroll of Main St.
Rubberneckers casually wander by
and nod at the offered presentation.
If the night chills things
continue inside at tables and booths.
Seating for couples
winds ever deeper into intimacy.
The accent, service mannerisms and
general demeanor of the service staff lull diners into believing that they
could indeed be in France.
Fondue Provence is a nice
progression from crepes and salads.
Scratch made from
Swiss Emmenthal and Gruyere cheeses all punched up with garlic,
dry wine wine and Kirsch.
The Crepe Montagne
version enjoys fresh tomato sauce and chopped Kalamata olives for zest.
Dipping French baguette
cubes are expected to be playfully offered.
Raclette is a house
specialty and full-on meal.
Melted Raclette cheese
from a special grill sizzles Schinkenspeck cold cuts, Black Forest smoked bacon,
French salami, and old fashioned Black Forest ham on top.
A conga line soon
forms that continuously serves up delights on teflon trays.
A reasonably priced Beaujolais-Village
Tart blankets of cheese top new potatoes.
Sweet white onions and tiny sour gherkins balance the palate.
Vegetarians will delight in bulbous
cauliflower, crisp broccoli florets and Beefsteak tomatoes.
Crepe Suzette is undoubtedly the
Simply folded with butter and
sugar then flambéed in Cointreau at the table it is
probably the best way to start or end your day.
Present one of the mini menu brochures
around Whistler that advertise the Crepe
Montagne and receive a complimentary
Suzette Crepe with purchase of lunch or
A typical wine list pick
might be Marquisat.
The Southern Burgundy
region of France has a number of villages situated in the north of the
vineyard area that produce better quality wines to earn
the superior appellation, "Beaujolais-Village."
The Gamay grape variety planted on
the gently rolling hills noses a
light, fresh fruity aroma and flavour
well suited to many meat and cheese dishes.
Raclette and Beaujolais-Village
are an experience to appreciate.
All the breakfast, lunch and dinner fare at the
Crepe Montagne is tasty and special to Whistler.
The wait staff are tidy, personable, friendly and offer a menu
more substantial than what one might imagine.
It may centre around delectable
crepes, but a closer look reveals a suprising variety.