Initial Visit: July 25th, 2016
Description: Crepes creep me out.
Are the not just a pancake? Like, a really thin pancake? Or are pancakes a crepe ripoff?
My friend Laura told me about this place and actually suggested a day trip to Galesburg. She had been here before and raved about it and said I needed to experience it. Without twisting a single arm, I agreed.
I’m not sure what I expected and after all this time, I still don’t think I properly processed the interior of this place. It looked like super upscale inside but there was a patio with outdoor seating that seemed to have a jungle vibe to it? A dichotomy of sorts.
Either way, we sat down and started going over the menu. I didn’t view the menu before hand so I expected breakfast and some simple cafe items. I was not prepared for a full-on restaurant. My plan was to order something breakfast-y, but after seeing the menu, I was not so sure. I settled on a grilled sandwich. Possibly the White BBQ Chicken or Turkey Melt with a side of chips.
What was put down in front of me had a very basic look to it. I looked at my friend’s food and was instantly ‘food envious’. But no matter, it’s not how the food looks on the plate but how it tastes that matters in the end. I tried the chips first, expecting them to be Kitchen Cooked (a regional favorite) but they tasted homemade. Deliciously homemade. That got me stoked to try my sandwich, so I took the first bite.
The plain look on the plate (as seen below) was just a façade. It blew my socks off. I remember thinking that this is what premium tastes like. This is what fresh ingredients and no cutting corners will get you. That sandwich did not last long. I cleared my plate before Matt or Laura were halfway done with their meal. It doesn’t help that I am a fairly fast eater in the first place. Throw in a dash of deliciousness to the food and it disappears even quicker.
The place is a bit pricey are around $12+ per person. But I can say the quality on this visit was fantastic. If you can splurge the few extra dollars for Landmark, I say go for it.
We went for the crepes, I got a sandwich. My friends say the crepes are fantastic and I hope one day to experience them. In the mean time, I will savor the memory of that delicious sandwich.
62 S Seminary St
Galesburg, IL 61401