Craving a taste of Europe? Look no further than My Crêperie, located in the heart of Wading River. This chic, laid-back café sells traditional European specialties, including an array of sweet and savory crepes crafted with love from old world European recipes. The storefront opened in mid June of 2015 and is owned and operated by husband-and-wife team, Robert and Yasmin Nasta. Inside, the walls are adorned with cheerful prints and paintings by local artist, Christopher Reisman.
“When my wife and I first started dating, she made me my first crêpe,” says Robert Nasta. “It was so amazing!” With their entrepreneurial mindsets and skills in the kitchen, they began researching the ins and outs of opening their own crêperie. “We learned we could not get a good, authentic crepe in Suffolk County. We traveled around the area for a year before we came to this location.”
My Crêperie utilizes local ingredients whenever possible. Favorite spots include Andrew’s Farm for produce and Gonzalez for strawberries on 25A in Wading River, and basil plants from Andrews Family Farm. “We now harvest our own basil until it is too hot to grow.” With the season and as the summer opens up, the restaurant starts with blackberries then blueberries. The trends go with the season of the berry.
The quality of the crêpes are superb. I had the opportunity to try one vegetarian crêpe, 6: Sliced Strawberries, Fresh Spinach, Honey, Feta Cheese ($9); and one Savory, 5: Deli-Sliced Turkey, Bacon, Fresh Spinach, Diced Tomatoes, Cheddar Cheese ($10). I also tried two sweet crêpes, 7: Blueberries, Sliced Strawberries, Nutella, Raspberry Sauce (9); and 13: Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies, Hot Fudge, Caramel Sauce ($8.25). Each was so flavorful and the dough was soft and light and each crêpe was bursting with color and comfort. What a lovely spot to sit outside at one afternoon, sip a cappuccino and enjoy your favorite crêpe. You can easily come here everyday for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Yasmin’s go-to crêpe is as simple as Nutella. She sometimes throws in Peanut Butter and Bananas, though she usually falls back on the basic Nutella crêpe. Robert loves the crêpe with diced red onions, lox, cream cheese, and fresh spinach that is similar to a lox bagel. His second favorite is blue cheese with the roast beef. “They are the staple of my diet,” exclaims Nasta. He also loves cannoli crêpes for breakfast. They have a wide assortment of breakfast crêpes as well as French Toast topped with homemade whipped cream and served with a scrambled egg on the side.
They do some nifty creations including their very own “Spaghetti Ice” ($6.95). This created with homemade whipped cream, vanilla ice cream which they manipulate to look like spaghetti, raspberry sauce, shaved white chocolate to mimic the Parmesan cheese, and brownie bites to resemble the meatballs ($7.95 with brownie bites). That is a customer favorite. My Crêperie also has milkshakes, full coffee bar, iced coffee, cookies, brownies. They are making the push to get beer and wine. It is true, wine and crêpes pair perfectly.
To digress to the paintings, Weisman had come in and asked if they would like to do a display of his artwork. The Nasta’s, who are familiar with his work, were honored and gladly accepted. His work is in other restaurants across Long Island. The artwork on display was completed within the past month and every piece is available for sale. Some are originals and some are prints. Notice that there is no television inside. Let the art be the centerpiece of great conversation.
My Crêperie is currently open six days a week 8am-8pm, closed on Tuesdays. The restaurant may open seven days a week after Memorial Day Weekend. Check their website for updated opening days/hours.
http://www.my-creperie.com // 631-886-2527