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New pop-up brings crepes back to the Country Club Plaza

Aixois crêperie opens inside Made in KC Marketplace on the Plaza

Emmanuel Langlade, the owner of Aixois Bistro, just opened the first crêperie on the Country Club Plaza in more than thirty years.
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Emmanuel Langlade, the owner of Aixois Bistro, just opened the first crêperie on the Country Club Plaza in more than thirty years.

Fans of Aixois Bistro just south of the Country Club Plaza are very familiar with the restaurant’s freshly made crepes.

But not all of the people passing by its new Plaza pop-up, Aixois Creperie, have tried the thin French pancakes.

“You kind of have to educate people about the crepe. When they see us making the crepe, they say ‘Oh, what is this?’” said Emmanuel Langlade, owner of Aixois with his wife, Megan.

Aixois Creperie, in the Made in KC Marketplace, offers sweet and savory crepes and salads made on-site, as well as quiche made at Aixois (just over a mile to the south in the Crestwood Shops). It also has daily quiche, crepe and salad specials — perhaps a bacon and onion quiche; a grilled chicken with goat cheese, spinach and tomato crepe; and salad with arugula, mixed greens, tomato, avocado, raisins and pepitas with balsamic.

“It’s a great lunch and a good lunch break. It’s pretty fast and it doesn’t cost too much,” he said. “On the weekdays it is kind of quiet. But weekends are picking up. We’ll see.”

Made in Kansas City Marketplace, at 306 W. 47th St., showcases locally made products and vendors like the creperie.

Previously, the Magic Pan operated in Seville of the Plaza from the late 1970s to the early 1980s. Other Plaza area restaurants have offered crepes on their menus from time to time.

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