Crêpes Suzette at the Café de Paris

 January 15, 2018

Crepe Suzette
Photo via Monte-Carlo SBM



The Café de Paris invites you to taste its traditional Crêpe Suzette, a great classic in French cuisine!

A delicious crepe, a bit of Grand Marnier and a match are all you need! Everyone knows Crêpe Suzette but what you may not know is that the recipe was invented purely by accident in Monaco, at the Café de Paris.

In order to continue this tradition, the Café de Paris invites you to try their original recipe for this delicious treat that is as simple as it is delicious, every day from 8 November to 22 December 2017 and from 8 January to 30 March 2018.

The experience is as pleasing to the eyes as it is to the palate, as the crepes are flambéed right before your very eyes!

Originally published at Monte-Carlo SBM

The history of the Crêpe Suzette

– A story published in the Signature Dishes of the Principality of Monaco book.

© Courtesy of Monte-Carlo SBM via

The Principality of Monaco has always had a rich history in gastronomy, due to a national desire to provide excellence to its residents and visitors.


One of France’s most popular and delightful desserts, the „Crêpe Suzette“ was evolved in the Principality at the end of the 19th century.

The recipe of this delightful pancake soaked in Grand Marnier was invented by chance at the Café de Paris during one of the visits of the Prince of Wales, later to become King Edward VII of England. He was a frequent and enthusiastic visitor of Monaco and whilst having lunch one day at the Café de Paris, Chef Carpentier was preparing pancakes with a liqueur when suddenly the contents of the frying pan burst into flames.

The Prince of Wales was enchanted by the spectacle and asked the chef what the recipe was called. Caught off guard but coming quickly to his senses, the chef admitted that the recipe had been invented for the occasion but suggested off the cuff that the pancakes be called „Princely Crêpes“.

In a gesture of gallantry, the Prince of Wales proposed that the dessert be named after the charming young woman he had invited to lunch, whose name was Suzette.

Signature Dishes of the Principality of Monaco

Signature Dishes of the Principality of Monaco

Signature Dishes of the Principality of Monaco is a distinctive publication highlighting the exceptional culinary scene of the Principality of Monaco.

Monaco’s first gourmand book was launch December 2016 as the number one release in wine pairing at allows gastronomy lovers to discover the excellence of the Principality of Monaco thanks to recipes and interviews with Executive Chefs who hold together over 50 Michelin stars.

Signature Dishes of the Principality of Monaco is a distinctive publication highlighting the exceptional culinary scene of the Principality, whilst focusing on gastronomical specialities and offering an overview of the heritage of Monaco.

Thanks to the invaluable help from the Monaco Government Tourist Office in New York and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, authors Bradley Mitton and Zsolt Szemerszky are showcasing the most excellent restaurants in Monaco. This culinary guide offers its readers a unique experience as they offer a rare insight into the characters and personalities behind these wonderful gastronomical locations.

This is an exceptional joint effort thanks to the supportive chefs include Alain Ducasse, Benoît Witz, Christophe Cussac, Christophe Dupuy, Dominique Lory, Jean-Claude Brugel, Joël Robuchon, Marcel Ravin, Paolo Sari, Philippe Joannès and Takéo Yamasaki as well as accommodating sommeliers including Damien Borghi, Noël Bajor, Frédéric Woelffle and Massimo Sacco.

The publication is available international delivery through


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