Intimidated by trying to find parking, I’ve never visited this farmer’s market. But my daughter and I were in Little Italy this weekend so we checked it out. It’s huge, maybe even bigger than our usual one in Hillcrest. The views are fabulous:
The music sophisticated:
And they have crêpes. Authentic ones, from Fabrison’s French Crêperie Café, also located in Little Italy. This restaurant has great food, and their crêpes are the real deal: the savory ones are done with buckwheat flour. Hard to find outside of Bretagne, but this is the way a savory crêpe is meant to be. I split a Nutella crêpe with my daughter and chatted with Fabrice, owner of the café, about the challenges of raising kids in a bilingual household (his wife is American) and what we do to try to make sure our kids are learning French.
Here are a couple more photos. Spring is blooming in San Diego!
That looks like a wonderful place to spend some time 🙂
Nice:) My friend is marrying a Frenchman (the reason I’ll soon be in France) whose name is also Fabrice. I wonder if that is a popular name. Can’t wait to sample the crepes.
Quelle coincidence! Not sure if it’s a popular name or not. What part of France will you be in? Enjoy!
Edit: I just checked your blog and saw your itinerary. Wow – looks fabulous. I’m jealous! Have a fantastic time!
I’m loving your blog and I love France too! I’ve been once in 2004 and have been in love with it ever since. I am looking forward to the day we visit again. I am also looking forward to reading through more of your blog.
Thank you! I fell in love with France on my first visit, too. Ooh – you may have inspired a post!
Aww I love Fabrice, he is so nice ! I can’t wait to go back there when I move home. I’ll need some way to keep up my french. Any idea if he’s looking to hire ?
Not sure about the hiring. When are you back? Let’s go have a crepe together, with Emilie, when you are here!
I think I was there on the same day! I wrote about it also, but a few weeks after the fact. I love the Little Italy’s farmers market, next time I’ll try the crepes. The Hillcrest one is too crowded for me. I’m excited to read the rest of your blog! I took three years of French and, sadly, once I finally got there, I didn’t understand them and they didn’t understand me. Thank goodness English is so widely spoken in France, but I could read signs for sure!
Thanks for reading! Yes – I loved my visit to Little Italy that weekend, such a nice escape.