Wednesday, 6 April 2016
The Ez Factor - Ez Café and Crepes
Reviewed by Nancy Snipper
Nixing the Narc but not the Crepes
When Ernesto Dominquez had a gun pointed in his face by a Narco at Ez Café that he owned in Ixtapa, he knew it was time to get out of the resort. The year was 2015. Within two weeks, he moved to San Miguel and opened up Ez Café and Crepes. Ernesto and Ez are a happy match. The sunny outdoor café has a lovely outdoor 5-table terrace where you eat his extraordinary food.
The menu is simple and it’s bilingual (Spanish and English). I ordered the alkaline healthy greens juice (cucumber, lime, spinach, mint, parsley and apple). Not as delicious, but great for the skin. Aside from the six breakfast egg styles he cooks on the spot, his great attraction are his crepes: sweet ones like strawberry, blackberry, raspberry and peach, caramel ones with walnuts, and his pièce de la résistance – the ”Ez Roll” which consists of Nutella, slices of bananas, cranberries, strawberries, whipped cream and choco chips. WOW!
I admit that I prefaced this number with the Ez turkey breast with manchego cheese crepe – cut in the shape of a triangle. The menu also has waffles and a grand assortment of coffees.
Ernesto is charming and his culinary training matches in spades his winning smile. He spent six months in Paris, trained at New York’s prestigious CIA for gourmet grandeur, worked in Paris, and even did a stint at Disney’s Epcot Centre in Orlando Florida, running the Mexican restaurant there.
Look for Ez at #39 Ancha de San Antonio, Local 5 “Plaza Luna”, San Miguel de Allende