Crepe Day!

It's The 1st Annual L'Enfant Cafe
Mardi-Gras Crepe Flipping Race

      It's fun.

      It involves frying pans.

Crepe Day!
      It's a 500 year-old tradition…

"Crepe Flipping Race? I've never heard of that, and I'm quite the scholar of pancake related athletic events!"

Well, Professor Von Idiot (not his real name), Crepe Tuesday dates back to a time in Europe when strict rules prohibited dairy products during Lent. So on the Tuesday beforehand everyone made crepes to use up all their eggs, milk and butter.

Crepe Day!

"I see"

Do you? Do you really? One year, a woman in England started her crepes late, and ended up having to flip them in her frying pan all the way to church so she wouldn't be late.

Crepe Day!

"Because the only sin more horrible than being late for church… is undercooking your crepes!
Oh that poor woman!"

That's right, Professor. You're not such an idiot after all. Sorry about earlier. Anyway… A tradition was born that day. The village of Olney in Buckinghamshire has been holding their crepe flipping race since 1445. L'Enfant Café in Washington DChamshire has been holding theirs since February 16, 2010.

Crepe Day!

So grab a frying pan (provided) and a crepe (provided) and a big glass of wine and see if you can flip your crepe all the way to a Crepe Tuesday victory!

Why this sounds absolutely delightful! I would be quite remiss and negligent in my duties to not attend such a momentous occasion.

The Details
  • Tuesday, Feb 16th
  • Doors open at 4:30pm.
  • All Belgian Beers 1/2 priced from 4:30-7:30pm.
  • Crepe Flipping Races begin at 8:00pm.
  • Great Music and Fun all night.