Creative Crepes serving up sweet, savory and breakfast crepes in South Lake Tahoe |

Creative Crepes serving up sweet, savory and breakfast crepes in South Lake Tahoe

Claire Cudahy
Creative Crepes owner Clint Machamer cooks up Reuben and Monte Cristo crepes.
Claire Cudahy / Tahoe Daily Tribune |

You don’t have to leave South Lake Tahoe to get a taste of Paris.

Creative Crepes is now open and dishing up sweet, savory and breakfast crepes in Heavenly Village.

Customers can choose from a selection of 25 crepes with a range of fillings, from strawberries, angel food cake and Chantilly cream — the Strawberry Shortcake — to chicken, ham, cheddar, raspberry jam and honey Dijon — the Monte Cristo.

Before landing on the South Shore, Santa Rosa, Florida was the home of Creative Crepes.

“I started making crepes at farmers markets, then moved from farmers markets to a 1969 custom Airstream,” said owner Clint Machamer, who discovered his passion for making crepes while working for a small creperie in Breckenridge, Colorado.

“When I started doing crepes, it was just simple, fun and different,” added Machamer.

But the short tourist season in Santa Rosa — and the call of the mountains — ultimately pushed him to seek out a new resort town location for his business.

“I sold my Airstream down in Florida, and put everything into this spot,” said Machamer.

Creative Crepes opened its doors on Feb. 25, and already is mixing up its menu.

“I added soups so that people can have a side option, and this year I also added the Reuben,” said Machamer.

For Machamer, who uses Boar’s Head Meat in his crepes and a batter recipe that took him two years to perfect, it’s all about quality.

He is currently working to get a selection of craft beers and wine on the menu.

“I’ll be doing a happy hour. You can get discounted drinks or crepes, and you’ll be able to do a combo option of a crepe and a drink,” Machamer said.

Stay tuned: A Tahoe-inspired crepe is in the works.

Creative Crepes is located at 4118 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite 7.

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