Everyone has been talking about the new Crepaway menu, so I was very excited to try it.
During November, I opted for the Crepaway option whenever I wanted to eat out or to order some food at work, to be able to try the most of this menu before writing my review.
My first impression was “overpriced”. Come on guys! The new items’ prices fall in the same price range of the old menu’s most expensive items – each item for its corresponding category!
Anyway, now back to the food, let’s dig into these creations’ details!
The crunchy bites are a delight: battered shrimps that are deep-fried and served with cocktail & tartar sauces, priced 14000 LBP. To describe them best, I’d say crispy golden bites that don’t taste the frying oil. Bravo!
I tried the Hole Good Burger, for 21000 LBP. It was good, but I think I prefer the regular buns to the sesame bagel they are offering. It’s a bit chewy, in addition to being very hard to cut. They should be serving it with some better knives.
Now the quality of the meat was excellent. In the menu, it is said to be a 100% Black Angus beef. Personally, I think it would be better if they asked how we preferred the meat, instead of just offering the well-done option. Note: I am usually fan of rare or medium rare meat, and that’s why I am complaining.
The sauce, a combination of Dijonnaise and cocktail sauces, is delicious. In addition, the burger contains some green leaves, pickles, tomatoes and some cheese, topped with some onion rings.
The burger is served with a side-coleslaw and some excellent seasoned fries, along with cheddar sauce and ranch sour cream. I loved the Cheddar and think there is no need for the sour cream.
The cordon blues burger is what I call a good burger. A delicious Black Angus beef patty, stuffed with cheese – same comments for the well-done meat though. A combination of Ketchup, mayonnaise and Dijonnaise sauce, with some extra cheddar cheese, tomatoes, and lettuce. I could not feel the onion rings alone… But this does not apply to the bacon which adds crunchiness and deliciousness to the whole experience. All served in a yummy bun, along with coleslaw and regular fries. A bit expensive though, for 21000 LBP.
The Mexitalian pizza is what impressed me most. I am usually not a big fan of American-style pizzas, but this one is just delicious: a thin crust topped with chicken cubes, colored bell peppers and mushrooms on a cheesy-tomato sauce. The cajun sauce generously added gives the pizza its uniqueness. I would come back for this item, I am sure. For 17500 LBP.
The only new addition to the light menu is the Honey Chick Sandwich for 14500 LBP. They were out of the cereal ciabatta, so we had to opt for the regular one. The regular sandwich only has 370 calories, and consists of layers of grilled chicken strips laid on honey mustard spread with rocket, pickles and tomato slices. It was simply light and delicious. The sandwich is served with a side salad: a mixture of green leaves, cherry tomatoes and sliced mushrooms. I personally prefer the old oat dressing.
The quinoise salad is a big no for me. I had it delivered to my workplace to try it. How I found it? “A combination of ingredients, without any purpose”. Nothing that reminds of the Niçoise salad to be called “quinoise”. Having eggs and tuna is not enough. The broccoli, the mushrooms, the carrots and the beetroots are all combined to give you the feeling of “too much”. Too much ingredients and to much wasted flavors for one salad. And, most importantly, a big lack of both delicacy and fineness! All this mess, for 17000L.BP.
I just tried a bite of the “Pastalocca“: penne pasta, rocket leaves, Parmesan cheese, cherry tomatoes and grilled chicken, all sprinkled with pine nuts and tossed with a pesto dressing. The salad is fine. I think it’s an interesting combination, but I can’t see it competing with the Chef salad or the Love bites, especially that it’s ore pricey (17000 LBP. compared to 14500 LBP. for the other two).
I have to admit. I am not a big fan of Crepaway’s kind of desserts. I usually prefer smaller desserts, richer in taste, to be enjoyed alone with a coffee, instead of after a big meal. But my friend insisted on trying the “Melteaser” (for 9750 LBP), and I agreed to have 2 small bites. “Not more”, I insisted.
Now, how do I describe it? The dessert is huge. To be shared. Ideal for 3 I guess. Layers of marbled ice-cream, on a biscuit, probably made of Maltesers. Some Maltesers’ balls inside the ice cream give a pleasant taste. Some “croquants” that shouldn’t really be there. And, to finish, a lot of caramel and chocolate sauces that I wouldn’t usually add to any dessert. I personally think it makes it look cheap. It’s like trying to please any chocolate or sweet lover with the sauce instead of the dessert itself. To sum it up, a light & satisfying ice cream dessert that has been loaded with unnecessary extra sauces (& calories! I felt awful after eating it. And yeah, you should’ve guessed by now, I almost ate half of the dessert!).
Why did you change the grilled potato’s sauce?! You can add ranch sour cream as a second dip but you can’t remove the blue cheese one. For years, we ordered it because of the dip!