Mod’s Coffee & Crepes
Pesto Chicken Parmesan Crepe
Dish Score: 72
Overall Score: 72
- Presentation & Creativity: 11/20
- Portion Size & Nutritional Value: 7/10
- Ingredient Compatibility: 9/10
- Flavor, Taste, Texture, & Doneness: 29/40
- Service: 9/10
- Restaurant Appearance: 4/5
- Cost vs. Value: 3/5
I’ve been meaning to check out Mod’s Coffee and Crepes for quite some time now, but haven’t had the opportunity. It took a TV spot on the local news where the owner and old acquaintance of mine, Rusty Rowe, taught the viewers how to make crepes… without actually cooking. Okay, so the TV spot didn’t go according to his plans and he’d probably rather forget it happened. Regardless, the TV spot brought at least one customer: me.
I was on my way to Oktoberfest and hearing about the TV spot brought Mod’s to the forefront of my mind. Taking a detour downtown, I stopped at the Philcade building in which Mod’s is located. The restaurant is clean and modern with red, white, and blue walls. The dining room overflowed into the beautiful, art-deco adorned Philcade entryway providing a whole other atmosphere for you to enjoy.
The menu is relatively simple, but offers a variety of different crepe options. After a paper, rock, scissors in my brain over which crepe to try, I decided on the Pesto Chicken Parmesan Crepe. After a short wait, my dish was brought out to my table. The crepe itself had a good texture and flavor. The pesto was delicious, but was undoubtedly the predominate flavor of the dish. This made the overall flavor of the dish somewhat monotone. The artichokes were cooked well, but the pesto overpowered their subtle flavors. The chicken was dry and I couldn’t taste any Parmesan.
Overall, this is a good, light dish. It probably won’t fill you up on its own, but they do have side salads that I will try on my next visit. While they could benefit from a few minor tweaks to what’s on the inside, they definitely know their crepes.