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Crêperie Béchamel Opens in Wayne

Jennifer and Patrick Yasaitis serves sweet and savory crepes in the former Johnnie’s Dog House location.

Jennifer and Patrick Yasaitis ate crepes on their first date three and a half years ago.

On Saturday, June 30, the wife and husband duo will open their first business venture together, , at 11 Louella Court in downtown Wayne.

They will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Crepes are very thin pancakes that are popular on the streets of Paris and are served with a variety of ingredients inside them. Béchamel is one of the “mother sauces” of French cuisine.

They have spent months perfecting their crepes and fillings. There will be wheat and buckwheat (gluten free) options for the crepes.

Some items on the menu will include:

Savory

Vegetable with béchamel

Chicken with spinach, mushroom and goat cheese

Ham with cherry compote and Swiss cheese

 

Sweet

Bananas Foster

Apple pie with caramelized apples and vanilla crème anglaise

Carmel Smores

 

Breakfast

Ham, egg and cheese

Greek yogurt, granola, berries and local honey

 

They will also serve the “classic crepes,” like Nutella and sugar and lemon.

The Yasaitises told Radnor Patch that they will make everything themselves in the crêperie, including soups and pastries, like brownies, profiterols and macaroons.

Jennifer studied pastry arts at the Restaurant School in Philadelphia. Patrick has been cooking all of his life, although he has never before worked in the food service industry.

Crêperie Béchamel will be open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Elizabeth Chance June 29, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Good Luck, I'll come by:)
trish June 29, 2012 at 11:31 AM
Crepes for breakfast, dinner and dessert ---YUM !
Maria June 29, 2012 at 12:01 PM
Sounds delicious... Can't wait to try!
Will there be a hot dog crepe?!!?
Catherine June 29, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Terrific addition to town. Beautiful awning, btw
LOUIS PREVOST June 29, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Welcome to the neighborhood , we need a nice friendly Crêperie .
Doug Pastor June 30, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Good luck Pat & Jennifer! We will be in soon!
Lindsay at Flag Lady Gifts July 02, 2012 at 02:57 PM
I LOVE a good crepe! And this is a wee bit closer than the Temple crepe truck and Reading Terminal Market.
Diana Mizer July 02, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Welcome to the neighborhood :-) I love this concept. Will be by and try.
Larry S July 04, 2012 at 12:34 PM
A bit pricy -- being on the Main Line doesn't mean everyone has a lot of money to lay out for one rather small crepe. $8.00! -- sans anything else. Crepe is tasty. Perhaps a bit of an aesthetic makeover is in order. Decor is a bit skimpy. This is not Montparnasse. Will try again in a month or so. Good luck!
Catherine July 04, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Larry, did we go to the same place? The crepes were not small: they were standard size, made to order on an authentic griddle and it wasn't $8 for a plain one -- my Nutella crepe cost $4. That's just what you'd pay in "Montparnasse".
Larry S July 04, 2012 at 02:43 PM
An upgrade from the plain-jane crepe Nutella to a mushroom cheese doubles the cost. One crepe each for wife and myself, plus one bottle of tea, ran $20. I'm not intending a negative criticism -- good to have a place like this in Wayne, but its still not "Montparnasse", and we're not tourists.
Jennifer Yasaitis July 05, 2012 at 03:21 AM
Thank you so much to all of our new friends who have stopped by the Creperie! We are so excited to be a part of this beautiful town and look forward to serving delicious crepes for many years to come! :)
Angela Vogel July 05, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Jen and Pat, congrats on the opening! I wish you both the best success! Save me a s'mores crepe. Sounds delish! Angela Vogel (executive pastry chef @plate)
Jennifer Yasaitis July 06, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Thanks so much Angela! We can't wait for you to come try our crepes! :) Miss you!
Jay Khan July 23, 2012 at 12:05 AM
We found out about this place when we met a new friend (our daughter new friend'smom!) and she told us hot dog place is gone and new restaurant has come in. That was Friday and Saturday mornIng my wife picked up three crepes for breakfast. I've never tried crepes even during our trips to Paris - but these were awesome. There was mushroom one, one Mediterranean and one with berries. A week later we were back with our girls 5 and 8. Sat on tables outside. Lovely place - and I ordered mediterranean again and so did my wife and daughter got the lemon berry - older daughter was not ready to give in that fast so we picked up Mac and cheese from Wawa on the way. All had a great time. Everything was made right there and then and was fresh and very filling - perfect portions! I wish you luck guys and we will be telling all our friends. Jay
grace bryan August 06, 2012 at 01:02 PM
The delicious smell of baking crepes greets you as you open the door to Creperie Bechamel. We tried the veggie crepe and the Meditteranean crepe.....both were incredible. We took 3 sweet crepes home.....Smores, Apple Pie & the special cr epe (brown sugared pears, almond crumble and lemon creme) We loved them all!!! You taste all the fresh ingredients in every bite!! Customers were raving about their orders!!! Jenn & Pat are so friendly and nice. You will have a great meal and a wonderful dining experience!!! Ooh La La!!!
Jennifer Yasaitis August 10, 2012 at 01:07 AM
Thanks so very much for your sweet words Jay & Grace! We really look forward to having you back at the Creperie! :)

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