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A little corner of Paris pops up on North Side

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Lili de Paris offers a burst of French cuisine and culture on the North Side through music, language, television and crêpe crafting.

“I want a family restaurant, not something you have to dress up for only to eat a very small amount of food,” said Karine Meunier, who operates the restaurant with her family. “I want to serve food that families in France actually eat.”

The eatery at 16350 Blanco Road, Suites 102/103, opened in May. The family also owns C’est La Vie Baking Co. in Castle Hills.

Lili de Paris is named after Meunier’s mother, a French-American who moved her family from the busy streets of Paris to Texas eight months ago.   

Lili De Paris (above) is a new restaurant owned by the Meunier family, who recently moved to San Antonio from the French capital. Diners can find both sweet and savory crêpes, including chocolate and banana (bottom). Photos by Collette Orquiz

The Meuniers plan to open more restaurants with family-style, casual dining, promoting a mix of traditional French and American culture.

Customers can find both savory and sweet traditional crêpes, as well as pastries, baguettes and even a crêpe burger.

All the savory crêpes are made with buckwheat flour, and are gluten-free.

“I want our restaurant to be traditional. You put a dish down in the middle of the table and everyone takes what they want,” Karine Meunier said. “French restaurants here serve dishes we don’t even eat in Paris. For example: frog legs. I have never eaten that.”

The family hopes to add French wine to the menu to accompany the dishes. They also want musicians and artists to populate their little corner of Paris.

“San Antonio is going to grow,” Meunier said. “I think we can help.”

Regular dining hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dinner service is 6-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

LILI DE PARIS

16350 Blanco Road, Suites 102/103. For more, call 210-204-3649 or visit facebook.com/FrenchcrepesSanAntonio.

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