Travelling provides a chance to try new, often memorable foods in unfamiliar surroundings. Mizoguchi, the owner of Le Breton, is no stranger to such experiences. As a pâtissier working actively in Tokyo and Fukuoka, he decided to visit Europe to discover what a galette really tasted like. A type of crêpe made with buckwheat, galettes originate in Brittany, northern France. They generally contain ham, cheese and egg, but any combination of fillings is possible. After the first bite, Mizoguchi was hooked and he collected local recipes from no less than six towns to bring back home. Le Breton serves 28 varieties of galette and 33 dessert crêpes. Mizoguchi wants his customers to enjoy galettes daily, not just as treats, as the people of Brittany do, so prices are reasonable at ¥600 for one filled with egg and cheese. A lunch set including a galette and a salad is served for ¥750 from 11:00 ~ 15:00. Japanese fillet steak, chicken confit and other à la carte items join the menu for dinner and are all washed down well with a glass of French wine.
[Galette] Egg / Cheese ¥600, Ham / Cheese ¥600, etc. (28 kinds)
[Crêpe] Butter / Sugar ¥450, Chocolate ¥500, Original Jam ¥500, etc. (33 kinds)
[À La Carte] Pâté de Campagne ¥600
Address: 1F 2-1-65 Imaizumi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Open: 11:00 ~ 23:00 (last call 22:00)
Originally published in Fukuoka Now magazine (fn155 Nov. 2011)