National Crepe Suzette Day

National Crepe Suzette Day is a holiday observed annually on May 6th. It’s a day when people can enjoy this delicious French dessert. What’s crepe Suzette, you ask? It’s a dessert made with a sauce of caramelized sugar and butter, zest, orange juice, Grand Marnier, triple sec, or Curacao liqueur, and then flambéed.

It’s the kind of dessert you’d see being served at a fine dining establishment—either in real life or in the movies. Some people may think that it’s too complicated to make, but we’re here to say that just about anyone can make this dish with a little bit of practice.

The History of Crepe Suzette

This dish was created by assistant waiter Henri Carpentier at the Maitre at Monte Carlo’s Café de Paris in 1895. According to the story, he was preparing a dessert for the Prince of Wales but made the recipe incorrectly and ended up naming it after the French girl Suzette, who was dining with the prince at the time.

Unfortunately, at this time, we simply don’t know who invented National Crepe Suzette Day. We’ll continue to research the origins of this holiday, but it appears that at the moment, its origins are lost to history.

Observing National Crepe Suzette Day

For people who want to celebrate National Crepe Suzette Day, we suggest that they learn how to make their own crepe Suzettes. Of course, we understand that not everyone is comfortable making this French dessert, and in those cases, we suggest that they find a good restaurant that serves this dish. If people are celebrating this holiday, they should also be sure to use the hashtag #CrepeSuzetteDay to spread the word about this holiday to dessert lovers everywhere.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 6 Monday
Next year (2025)
May 6 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
May 6 Saturday
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