Sunday, March 10, 2013

IGWRT's - Poet's in the Kitchen "Crepe Suzette"


Crepe Suzette

I fell in love
one morning in June

fresh strawberries, sliced
savory crepes, flamed

caramelized kisses
sprinkled like powdered sugar

pleasures whispered
atop pillows and quilts

scent of orange zest
upon finger tips

I sweet Suzette
to your handsome prince

day's first blush
all five senses stirred

by Margaret Bednar, March 10, 2013

This is for Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's Sunday Mini Challenge "Poets in the Kitchen".   I thank my eldest daughter for making this amazing "inspirational" breakfast this morning.

1895 - Monte Carlo's Cafe de Paris - Henri Charpentier accidentally set a dessert he was making for the Prince of Wales on fire.  When the Prince asked for the name of the spur-of-the-moment concoction, Henri blurted "Crepe Princesse."  The Prince requested that he re-name the dessert "Crepes Suzette" for a beautiful young lady who had accompanied him to the restaurant.... or so one of the versions of the story goes. :)

19 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

I sweet Suzette
to your handsome prince..

This is a very loving poem - the memories are freshly remembered, and emotions clearly conveyed.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

A delicious way to start the day!

Margaret said...

A bit of fiction, but I wouldn't mind this as a true memory. :)

Heaven said...

The picture looks so yummy Margaret ~

I like the flamed savory crepes, day's first blush, all 5 senses stirred. Very lovely capture of the love's first stirring ~

Thanks for participating dear ~

Happy Sunday ~

Green Speck said...

I loved the story !!!

Fireblossom said...

~droooooooooooooool~

That photograph is so sharp, it looks as if one could just start eating!

Marian said...

everything about this screams YUM!

Susie Clevenger said...

I agree with Marian...everything about it screams yum! Love it!

Mary said...

I love 'all five senses stirred.' The picture alone does me in...not to mention the description. Yummy.

Kay L. Davies said...

What a fabulous photo, Margaret. I want your iPhone. No, I admit it, I really want those crepes.
Sigh.
Great stuff, and so wonderful of your daughter to provide you with a beautiful breakfast to photograph.
K

Ella said...

I love day's first blush~
Beautiful~
YOU stirred my senses :D

Susan said...

I can see it. I, of course, thought if the Marriage of Figaro and the Count's pursuit of Suzette.

Poet Laundry said...

That photo is so perfect I feel like I can smell those crepes and strawberries! Delicious and sweet photo/poem pairing!

Archna Sharma said...

The photo deserved its own sort of praise, such confectionery sweetness. Your story is the perfect fitting, I love the sweet and savory affection.

Archna Sharma said...

My youngest(and only daughter) loves Strawberry Shortcake, who has a lovely friend in Paris named Crepe Suzette. :-)

rashmi menon said...

niiice and a lip-smacking picture too. loved the 'caremelized kisses sprinkled like powdered sugar'-such a sweetly sensual picture that :) and 'day's first blush all five senses stirred.'

Ginnie said...

All 5 senses would LOVE this in front of me right about now, Margaret. :) What a Sweet Suzette from your sweet daughter.

Kim Nelson said...

And how romantic your newly created image of the historical scene!

Hannah said...

Mmm...very sensually expressed... delicious in so many ways! :)