My wife and I were checking out a few things up towards Torrance on Wednesday. In fact our first stop was in Huntington Beach at around midday. At that point we needed to grab some lunch before our next appointment in Torrance. Not knowing the area we decided that Creme De La Crepe in Redondo Beach would be the best option. It was a 40 minute drive but we will drive a good distance for great food. After arriving in Catalina Ave around 12.30pm there was not a street parking spot in sight.
We could see the lunch time crowd was out in full force. After a few local laps we eventually scored a metered parking spot in a huge parking lot behind Creme De La Crepe. Walking to the restaurant we agreed it had been 5 years since our last visit . . for breakfast on a Sunday. Today would be our first time for lunch. A hostess / server named Genya caught our eye when we walked inside.
There was a chilly wind blowing outside so we asked for an indoor table near the front. Genya took our order for 2 x lattes while we familiarized ourselves with their lunch time offerings. We asked for glasses of water too. Not knowing how the rest of our busy day was going to pan out we went with a moderate lunch . . SAVORY BUCKWHEAT CREPES. We know for certain the crepes here are excellent ! My wife chose the MONTAGNARDE ( melted raclette cheese, potatoes, grilled onions and prosciutto topped with cornichons ) while I went with the MARINE ( fresh scallops, mushrooms, tomato & shrimp prepared in a white wine clam sauce ). A kind server named Cameron delivered our lunch order to our table.
Our rich tasting lattes made by Genya our server / barista tasted very invigorating . . much needed during our hectic day. Presentation is everything with food . . if it looks good then it will probably taste good. WHAT A PLEASURE ! Our savory crepes tasted awesome . . perfectly delicate with delicious ingredients. The tender scallops and juicy shrimp drenched in the incredible white wine clam sauce in my Marine crepe tasted totally MOUTHSATIONAL ! Our lunch was a real winner !