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We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”
For today’s Did You Know we will look at Crepe Suzette fun facts.
Crepe Suzette Fun Facts: Crepe Suzette is a French dessert consisting of a crepe with beurre Suzette, a sauce of caramelized sugar and butter, tangerine or orange juice, zest, and Grand Marnier or orange Curacao liqueur on top, served flambe.
- May 6th is National Crepe Suzette Day.
- In restaurants, a Crepe Suzette is often prepared on a gueridon ( a small, often circular-table top) before the guests.
- The origin of the dish and its name is disputed. One claim is that it was created from a mistake made by a fourteen year-old assistant waiter Henri Charpentier in 1895 at the Maitre at Monte Carlo’s Café de Paris. He was preparing a dessert for the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII of the United Kingdom, whose guests included a beautiful French girl named Suzette.
- The other claim states that the dish was named in honor of French actress Suzanne Reichenberg (1853–1924), who worked professionally under the name Suzette. In 1897, Reichenberg appeared in the Comédie Française in the role of a maid, during which she served crepes on stage. Monsieur Joseph, owner of Restaurant Marivaux, provided the crepes He decided to flambe the thin pancakes to attract the audience’s attention and keep the food warm for the actors consuming them. Joseph was subsequently director of the Paillard Restaurant in Paris and was later with the Savoy Hotel in London.
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Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Crepe Suzettes
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