The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Scrumptious galettes @ Crêperie Ahna, Dinan (France)

We ate Breton galettes for our final meal in Dinan, a specialty of the Brittany region. Crêperie Ahna was always full whenever we walked past, and that particular day was no different. I was told that there would be a 45 minute wait for a table, so we came back later at the specified time. This crêperie had a lively atmosphere, and there were large family groups as well as couples enjoying many types of buckwheat pancakes. Service was prompt and helpful, and the food was delicious.

Full house at this popular crêperie:

Our last meal in Brittany would not be complete without another of its specialties, apple cider. This was one of the Val de Rance ciders:

The menu was in French, offering a comprehensive list of galette fillings, and they all looked good. We knew we would take awhile considering the menu, so we placed an order for the boy from the Menu Enfant (kids menu) first. The kids menu was affordably priced at 6.50 euros, included a soft drink or juice, and the boy could choose from four types of simple galettes and either a chocolate crêpe or two scoops of ice cream flavour of his choice. We were all happy with our choices of galettes and desserts.

The boy was given a tin of colour pencils, to colour in the other side of the Menu Enfant, which entertained the boy for awhile until his food arrived. Also on the table was his apple juice (included in the kids menu) and a mini replica of the Eiffel Tower, the boy's most favourite toy on this whole trip and for awhile after we returned home (to say he was obsessed with Eiffel Tower would be an understatement):

Galette Jambon Oeuf (ham and egg galette), from the kids menu:

Hubby's choice of galette was La Picarde St-Jacques (fondue de poireaux, coquilles St-Jacques, crème fraîche, 10.65 euros). Creamy scallops with leeks was a winner with hubby who loves scallops and everything creamy:

Mine was La Galette Ahna (filets de magret de canard au beurre d'escargot, salade, 9.65 euros). I figured this must be a special dish as it was named after the crêperie. The duck breast was succulent, and finished off nicely with the 'snail butter' (there's no actual snail in the butter):

The kid enjoyed his two scoops of chocolate ice cream and Smarties:

La Délice D'Ahna (crêpe chocolat chaud, glace vanille, griottes, chantilly, 7.15 euros). The hot chocolate sauce contrasted nicely with the vanilla ice cream, though I wasn't a big fan of the morello cherries and cream. No complaints from hubby, except that he'd eaten more than he ought to:

This was an excellent meal to fare us well on our way from the region of Brittany. Reservations are highly recommended.

[Prices quoted above do not include tax and service charges.]

Creperie Ahna
7 rue de la Poissonerie
22100 Dinan
Tel. +33 2 96 39 09 13

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