"Le Taco Tuesday": That's what the folks at Culinary Adventures' French 75 are dubbing their latest promotion. With this development, I think, we're finally seeing the honest-to-goodness living incarnation of the term gabacho taco.
Furthermore, I'm not sure you can call something wrapped in a crepe a taco, because I think that would just be called a crepe. This is a slippery slope from which there is no recovery. What's next? A Vietnamese joint referring to their bánh xèo as Vietnamese tacos?
Let's instead call it what it is: a marketing ploy, albeit a successful one, because let's not forget the fact that I *AM* blogging about it.
But hold on, though it's priced at $10.99 for the base veggie model, you do get two
"tacos", along with a "mixed frisee greens". And, what's this? You get a complimentary glass of wine?
Perhaps I've been a bit hasty in my criticism, because the fillings do sound right good (see below). Hmm...yes...um, well, if you can't beat 'em, eat 'em, I say. So now I'm on board with this French taco thing, but don't blame me: I'm just getting into the spirit of things, because what's more French than surrendering prematurely?
Seafood Crepe Tacos -- scallops, shrimp & Maine lobster simmered in rich lobster cream sauce - $14.99
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Chicken Crepe Tacos -- red wine braised chicken sautéed with Cremini mushrooms, fresh spinach & sherry cream sauce - $12.99
Vegetable Crepe Tacos -- Chanterelle mushrooms, leeks, spinach, Yukon gold potatoes & fresh herb butter - $10.99