The Big Brocante 2018
We are delighted to have been asked to cater at ‘The Big Brocante’, located at The Hop Farm, famously recognised for their vintage and collectors fair which will be taking place on the 16th – 18th March from 8 am till 4 pm. You’re advised to arrive early to get the ‘pick of the crop’. We shall be preparing our crepes and waffles in our horsebox creperie for over 1000 visitors that will be expected to visit this prestigious event, near Paddock Wood in Kent. We will be serving our traditional French crepes along with our huge freshly baked waffles with an array of sweet toppings which will send your taste buds into a whirl. At ‘The Big Brocante’, you can find breath-taking hidden treasures, interior furniture from across mainland Europe and afar, Garden items, French Antiques & Mid-century design, so if you’re into collectables or a vintage enthusiast, then this event is a must!’
The Hop Farm is a 400-acre Country Park, situated within the stunning green land of Kent, and is famously known for having the largest collection of oast houses in the world.
Come and join us where you will find the most wonderful and unusual items, that you simply won’t see in the shops, and also get to try one of our tasty crepes or waffles whilst you’re visiting.
For more information and to book your entrance tickets in advance, visit www.thebigbrocante.co.uk
Festival weddings are all the rage, and can take place in a licensed meadow or a field, giving you a blank canvas to create your own unique style of wedding with a personal touch. You might choose to have a themed wedding, letting your creativity and imagination run wild. You can find plenty of inspiration on the internet, Instagram and wedding inspired websites, all are a great place to start looking, and can help you along the way.
First you need to find your ideal space where you can set-up a marquee, tents, yurts or a teepee; all are perfect in their own right, and a fun way of housing your wedding. You may like to add pretty signs to direct your guests to the bar, entertainment, toilets or relaxing/ chill-out areas. These can be rustic or creative as your imagination stretches, and can be a great help in steering your wedding guests in the right direction. Why not start by designing your very own festival ticket style invitations, to set your wedding off to a flying start.
Lighting is an important feature as it sets a magical atmosphere as the sun starts to set. You can never have enough fairy lights, the more sparkles the better, intertwined amongst vintage bunting adds a nice vintage touch. Fun foods such as street food, snacks and sweets are a fun and easy way to feed your wedding guests, along with a cool bar to fit in with your festival theme.
There are many cool and funky mobile catering units available to hire, which are ideal for catering at festival weddings. You could hire a vintage horsebox creperie, serving tasty freshly cooked crepes to satisfy your guests. Take a look at Crêpe de la Crêpe menu for great wedding food ideas.
Festival weddings can often work out more affordable than conventional weddings, with some fields and meadows offering facilities for your guests to camp over-night too. This gives your guests a brilliant opportunity to let their hair down, mingle and party on down into the early hours to your chosen music, whether it be a hired DJ or live bands.
Why not go the full hog and order yourself some trendy wellies to fit in with your theme!
Crepes for Shrove Tuesday
Today we’re travelling to Kent to serve our crepes for the folk of Sevenoaks in Kent in celebration of Pancake Day, which is otherwise known as Shrove Tuesday. Pancake Day is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, where traditionally families are to clear out their cupboards and remove the fattening foods including the tempting ones during Lent. Here in the UK we tend to eat more than one pancake, and our favourite still seems to be the classic lemon & sugar. You can try adding a twist to your traditional pancake recipe by adding a few drops of vanilla essence and some cocoa powder to give it a rich chocolatey flavour, topped with strawberries and Belgian chocolate sauce, mmm… yummy.
Don’t forget to flip your pancake, and good luck.
Welcome back to Crêpe de la Crêpe latest blog!
It’s been a while since we last posted, so please accept my apologies as we have been so busy during the summer months exhibiting with our crêperie at many family orientated festivals, seeing thousands of people attend where our crêpe mix was literally flying 😉. We also served at some incredible car shows, including the well-known ‘The Warren Classic and Supercar Show’, where this year saw over 10,000 people attend, and ‘The Battlesbridge Car Show’ where there was jive dancing and live retro bands. We were also very privileged to cater at many vintage fayres, private birthdays and wedding events, all of which were a delight to cook for. Well I’m just grabbing some time now before it’s all go again with the Christmas fayres and lights switch on looming, check-out our Events Page to see where we’ll be next, and to come join us in the Christmas spirit at some great Christmas events happening near you.
Events include the lights switch-on in local Towns across Essex, and exciting Christmas Fayres which are being held in Schools, community halls and private venues. They are all worth checking out for some festive fun, and to grab those unique Christmas gifts for that special someone, as well as tasting some culinary delights (including some delicious French Crêpes and large Belgian waffles, might I add). Christmas events give you the chance to enjoy some fun filled family time, where you can visit the big man himself ‘Father Christmas’, plus get the opportunity to purchase some individually hand-crafted gifts that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. I love nothing more (other than a holiday in Barbados) than sipping my warmed mulled wine, watching the sparkling lights whilst smelling the delicious aroma of many street foods, and a chance to browse over gifts at brightly decorated Christmas stalls whilst listening to our favourite seasonal carols.
We hope to see you at these Christmas events soon!