100 Favorite Dishes: Crepas de Cuitlacoche From Eduardo de San Angel

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As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to john.linn@browardpalmbeach.com.

No. 1: Crepas de Cuitlacoche from Eduardo de San Angel

In 1993, back when South Florida was nothing but strip malls and vast expanses of nothingness (how much has changed?), one Mexican-born chef, Eduardo Pria,  dared to open his dream restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. That place, Eduardo de San Angel, might've scared folks halfway to Georgia with its assortment of exotic Mexican ingredients fused with French technique. Instead, it slowly caught on and became a hit, and today it's still going strong. Pria's dishes are playful, inventive, and unique all, but his crepas de cuitlacoche are the picture of his vivid imagination. They're made with cuitlacoche, a mushroom-like fungus that grows on corn husks and for centuries was revered in Mexico as the food of kings. Pria rolls the cuitlacoche along with sautéed serrano chilies and onions inside a traditional French crepe made with chopped ancho chilies. Then he melts a bit of asadero on top and practically floats this dreamy, half-ancient/half-modern concoction in a creamy, pale-orange sauce made from squash blossoms. Tiny rounds of Puebla mole sauce finish this heaven-scent plate and will likely finish you off as well.

Thanks for taking the ride with us on 100 Favorite Dishes. For more of Broward and Palm Beach's best, check out our annual Best Of issue, appearing June 17.

Eduardo de San Angel
2822 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
954-772-4731

Previous 100 Favorite Dishes:
No. 2: Coca-Cola BBQ Beef Ribs from Lola's on Harrison
No. 3: Sushi from Morimoto
No. 4: Octopus Carpaccio from 3030 Ocean
No. 5: Moules Frites from Pistache
No. 6: Kobe Beef Sliders from Steak 954
No. 7: Shrimp and Grits from Creolina's Dixie Takeout
No. 8: Gouda Grilled Cheese with Heirloom Tomato Soup from Cut 432
No. 9: Crepes from Paris Bakery and Cafe
No. 10: Butifarra from Bravo Gourmet Sandwich Shop
No. 11: Topneck clams from Tark's of Dania
No. 12: Fried Rock Shrimp with Spicy Yuzu from Suite 225
No. 13: Wood-Fired Pizza from Sicilian Oven
No. 14: Key West Dolphin Sandwich from the Whale's Rib
No. 15: Singapore Noodles from Toa Toa
No. 16: Chopped Pork Sandwich from Johnnie Browns
No. 17: Lobster Roll from Kelly's Landing
No. 18: Grilled Achiote-Rubbed Fish Tacos from Havana Hideout
No. 19: Cracked conch from Sheila's Famous BBQ, Conch and More
No. 20. Almond Cookies from Gran Forno Bakery
No. 21: Nobu Snapper from Sushi Simon
No. 22: Pâté Trio from Le Patio
No. 23: Aloo pie from Lovey's Roti
No. 24: Maple-Bacon Donut from the Office
No. 25: Swordfish Carpaccio at D'Angelo
No. 26: Michelangelo sandwich from Talia's Table
No. 27: Overstuffed Deli Sandwiches from 3G's Gourmet Deli
No. 28: Pupusas revueltas from El Guanaco
No. 29: Hummus and pita from Bash Wine Cafe
No. 30: Beef brisket from Tom Jenkins' Bar-B-Q
No. 31: Burger from Brass Ring Pub
No. 32: Smoked marlin fish dip from Hurricane Alley
No. 33: Bimini bread from Bimini Boatyard
No. 34: Bacon from Georgia Pig
No. 35: Tacos al pastor from Taqueria Dona Raquel
No. 36: A slice from Pizza Rustica
No. 37: Whole fresh fish from Marumi Sushi
No. 38: Surf and turf roll from Nectar Lounge
No. 39: Yakitori from Heart Rock Sushi
No. 40: Upside down Sicilian from Nino's Restaurant & Pizzeria
No. 41: Gator Fritters from Corner Cafe and Brewey
No. 42: Kielbasa and eggs from Cypress Nook
No. 43: Rock shrimp tempura from Morimoto
No. 44: Daeji bulgogi from Gabose Korean Restaurant
No. 45: Coco bread from Charlie's Pastries
No. 46: Spare ribs from Troy's Bar-Be-Que
No. 47: Vegetarian reuben from Sara's
No. 48: Key lime pie from Le Tub
No. 49: Uni Angel Hair Pasta from Hiro's Yakko-San
No. 50: Meatballs from Cafe Martorano
No. 51: Burger from Jack's Old Fashion Hamburger House
No. 52: Lunch specials from Charcuterie Too
No. 53: Bruschetta from Noodles Panini
No. 54: Tulipan's guava and cheese pastries
No. 55: Baingan bartha from Woodlands Vegetarian Indian Cuisine
No. 56: Foie gras from Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy
No. 57: Jalea mixta from El Rey de Pescado
No. 58: Chipotle pork "florito" from East Coast Burrito Factory
No. 59: Fish tacos from Tryst
No. 60: French toast from Dune Deck Cafe
No. 61: Naan from Usmania
No. 62: Crawfish boil from Rosey Baby
No. 63: Banh mi from Saigon Cuisine
No. 64: Crispy orange beef from Pine Garden
No. 65: Chimichanga from Aleyda's Tex-Mex Restaurant
No. 66: Chicago dog from Hot Dog Heaven
No. 67: Lobster bomb from Galanga
No. 68: Wheat chiabatta from Gran Forno
No. 69: Fried chicken from Fran's Chicken Haven
No. 70: Salsa from Zona Fresca
No. 71: Falafel from Sunrise Pita
No. 72: Golden crab curry from Bamboo Fire
No. 73: Grilled squid from Sushi Bon
No. 74: Beef pho from Basilic Vietnamese Grill
No. 75: Stuffed poblano from Canyon
No. 76: Raja tamales from Chini's Burritos
No. 77: Udon soup from Sushi 1
No. 78: Steak fries from Maguires Hill 16
No. 79: Cheese steak from Sonny's Famous Steak Hogies
No. 80: Sliders from Zed451
No. 81: Cowboy burger from Charm City
No. 82: Corn fritters from Park Avenue BBQ & Grill
No. 83: Milk shake from Jaxson's
No. 84: Chicken from La Granja
No. 85: Kimchi stew from Yama Japanese & Korean
No. 86: Prosciutto roma sub from My Market
No. 87: Anticuchos from Taurus Steakhouse
No. 88: Goat cheese cheesecake from Satoro
No. 89: Pink vanilla cupcake from House of Sweets
No. 90: Skirt steak executive lunch from Beefeater Steakhouse
No. 91: Baby bok choy from Marumi Sushi
No. 92: Beer muenster cheese soup from Big Bear
No. 93: Chopped pork sandwich from Georgia Pig
No. 94: Cannoli from Mona Lisa Coal Oven Pizza
No. 95: Cheeseburger from Le Tub
No. 96: LaSpada's Italian special hoagie
No. 97: Frito Misto from Sublime
No. 98: Chicharron tacos from Tacos al Carbon
No. 99: Primanti Bros. sandwich
No. 100: Chicken wings from Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

Location Info

Eduardo De San Angel

2822 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

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