Thursday, April 12, 2012
Style File: The Crepeteria
Savannah, Georgia is known for it's southern charm and great food in. Tonight's Style File 7's Belkys Nerey shows us how to get a piece of the historic city without ever leaving South Florida.
WSVN -- Mind your manners and act as sweet as a Georgia peach, we're giving you a taste of Savannah, Georgia.
John Hech-Owner: "Beautiful trees, beautiful gardens. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, it has got a lot of charm."
Chef John Hech went to culinary school in Savannah and fell in love with the food in the southern city.
John Hech-Owner: "The homemade, made from scratch. That is a lot of what the South and Savannah is about."
He decided to open the Crepeteria in Fort Lauderdale. Almost all of the products John cooks with and sells are either from Savannah or inspired by the city.
Nancy Maxwell: "It's down home, everybody is real friendly, everyone sits at one big table."
John focuses on making fresh food and crepes are his specialty.
John Hech-Owner: "There's both sweet and savory crepes. I use two different batters. The savory crepe is made from buckwheat flour and the sweet crepe we use vanilla sugar."
Ferman Rojas: "We built or own crepe, it was banana, strawberries, honey and then ice cream of course."
People drive from all over Fort Lauderdale just for the coffee.
John Hech-Owner: "I use a company called 'Perc' from Savannah. They do all of the roasting the day I order it. I do it all by hand, cause this way you get the beautiful foam. This is a Vanilla and Cinnamon Latte, that we serve with a piece of shortbread. It's rimmed with cinnamon sugar and filled with vanilla."
Nancy Maxwell: "Oh, my God this is soo good. I've never had anything that tastes like this. It's the best I've ever had."
For those of you with a sweet tooth as deep as the south you can't pass up the hand-made truffles from Savannah.
John Hech: "Adam Toroni makes handmade chocolates. He actually does some work with Paula Deen. This is the Beehive, we call it. It actually has a liquid honey center."
You can pick up jars of raw honey from the Savannah Bee Company or peach preserves.
John also sells unique gifts from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Who knows? A couple swigs of that coffee and you might even walk out with a Georgia twang.
Belkys Nerey: "John also has a good wine selection and has a full-menu and food to take-out."
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953 East Oakland Park Boulevard, Oakland Park, FL