The greatest pitfall of a European adventure is the reentry to reality at home.
So, days after I returned from gorging myself on the most flawless Parisian pastries, I found myself at Petite Galette, the walk-up crêpe stand opened by pastry master Sara Naftaly inside Chophouse Row (just behind her Amandine Bakeshop) in January.
The all-buckwheat savory crêpes are something special—naturally gluten-free and tasty as well—but my favorite was the most basic sweet: a griddled paper-thin pancake of flour and buckwheat, with more than enough butter, a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of sugar ($5).
It’s about five bites of perfection and the ideal cure for the reentry blues. Capitol Hill, 1424 11th Ave.