Galettes in Melbourne

In Hardware Lane off Bourke Street (going towards Spencer St), there’s a French Bistro called ‘Le Triskel‘.  Promoting itself as unashamedly arrogant and French, you get the idea that it would like to stick to true French routes. And certainly there is an authenticity to it (although, I am pleased to say, they are not arrogant, quite the reverse, in fact).  And Le Triskel’s roots are firmly in Breton (Brittany, to you and I) and herein lies the interest – you may be surprised to learn that the crepe and the galette were both invented in that part of the world.  And there is a clear distinction made between savoury and sweet as well – if you want savoury, then you order a galette. Crepes are sweet treats only. Both are made on (separate) billig gridles. Being brunch time (and considering that airline food is hardly food in the proper sense), we tried (on your behalf) a galette filled with gruyere, mushrooms, ham and bechamel sauce as well as their version of the Croque Monsieur.  Both were very tasty, not too salty and very satisfying. On that alone, it would be easy to recommend the place but it would have seemed rude not to try a sweet crepe, particularly one called “L’originel” whose attractions consist of “apple, cinnamon, ice-cream, calvados and fire”. It is flambeed at table and is decadently delicious.  Definitely a highlight. Matt Preston’s review can be found here:


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