L'abeille à Genoux being the creperie where Bunny and Benedict first met in Paris long, long ago).
They found the place to be sunny, bustling, spacious, and blatantly whimsical, sporting such interior design choices as a clock tower, lamp post, and bright blue and yellow painted ceilings. The food retrieval system was unique as well: one would order at the front of the cafe and receive a oblong playing card on a stand, by which the servers could connect you to your order (apparently, if you draw the Joker card, your meal is free!). One is then left to find a table that suits your individual party's needs, and every table has pre-wrapped silverware ready in a handily portable caddy. After several minutes of observing the customs of this interesting environment, Our Ladies braved the line, placed their orders, picked a table beside the window, and waited.
First to arrive were the beverages, for Bunny a Peanut Butter Mocha, a decadent concoction with coffee, chocolate, whipped cream, and of course peanut butter. "It makes you think of childhood without being too juvenile." Bunny was heard to exclaim. "Sounds just like you," Brandy snickered to herself. Brandy ordered the Toasted Marshmallow Latte, an equally sugar filled treat with a surprisingly grown up feel to it. Once pushing through the layer of splendidly bruleed marshmallow fluff, a full bodied latte presented itself. Brandy was pleased that the drinks weren't merely flavored with syrups and such, but rather made authentically true to the advertised taste experience.
For starters, Brandy ordered the Baked Apple and Brie crepe, which came with a small fruit cup on the side. The crepe itself was light and thin as a good crepe should be, but not without flavor. As the open kitchen enables everyone to witness the crepes being made, their freshness was assured. The filling for this particular crepe was very rich, but well balanced. The brie was melted completely, taking away any of the bitterness that fresh brie can sometimes harbor, and leaving only sweet creaminess. The apples were diced and dotted throughout the interior of the crepe. Brandy had worried the filling might have been too sweet, but there was also wilted spinach and walnuts inside to make it a truly savory dish. Brandy's only complaint, in fact was that she would have preferred a small spinach salad on the side as apposed to the fruit cup, just to heighten the savoriness of the dish even more.
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