Breizh Amerika a non-profit organization that builds bridges of cooperation between the USA and Brittany, France is organizing a "Crêpes Party" in San Francisco on January 14th. Bretons and friends of Brittany are all welcome to enjoy one of the region of Brittany's greatest exports at Brittany Crêpes restaurant (913 University Ave, Berkeley, California 94710) at 5:30pm.
The Crêpe bretonne is a traditional dish in Brittany. Having become well-known throughout the world served with salted butter or combinations of fillings that you pick on your own. According to legend, the Breton "crêpe" originated with the clumsiness of a farmer's wife, who spilled some buckwheat porridge onto a very hot, flat stone lying in the fireplace.
From the 12th century onwards, traces of buckwheat pollen has been found in peatlands across Brittany. There is a label of protected origin for buckwheat flour from Brittany; the association "Blé noir tradition Bretagne" brings together over 800 producers, as well as some 10 millers, to promote the use of Breton flour (some 4,000 tons per year).
In the mid-20th century, owing to the emigration of many Bretons, Breton crêperies started opening in France, especially in Paris, in the Montparnasse district– but also in many countries around the world.
We look forward to meeting for a evening of good conversion and delicious breton food.
Space will be limited so please reserve your place today.
is an organization established to create, facilitate, promote, and sponsor wide-ranging innovative and collaborative cultural and economic projects that strengthen and foster relations and cooperation between the United States of America and the region of Brittany, France.