Oh Italy, you have given us so many wonderful things. Pasta, Lamborghinis Leonardo da Vinci, the operas of Puccini … I could go on. But a certain culinary achievement holds a special place in my heart. I’m talking, of course, about Nutella. That devilishly delicious hazelnut spread makes almost everything better. Toast, apple slices, cookies — you could spread some Nutella on an old shoe and I’d at least give it a try.
The fine folks at For Crêpe Sake — which recently moved from the Lansing City Market to a Washington Square storefront — understand the allure of Nutella. The café offers four versions of Nutella crêpes. My favorite is option four: an airy crêpe filled with creamy Nutella, melty chocolate chips and bananas. Sorry, I just had to wipe some drool off of my keyboard.
This crêpe is very rich, so you may want to bring a friend to help out. Even better, make a two-person meal out of it and pair it with one of the shop’s savory crêpes. I recommend the Louvre, which features prosciutto, egg, brie, and red pesto sauce. Order a French press of coffee — featuring Zingerman’s coffee — and you’ve got yourself a killer combo.
For Crêpe Sake
7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday- Wednesday; 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday 221 S. Washington Square, Lansing (517) 374-0401, facebook. com/fcslansing
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