National Crepe Suzette Day - May 6
Mon, May 6, 2024

National Crepe Suzette Day

National Crepe Suzette Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to this perfect dessert. Crepe suzette can often be found on the menus of the most expensive restaurants, and its excellent taste will not leave anyone indifferent. The holiday is celebrated on the 6th of May. Today we can learn an interesting history of the appearance of this dessert and, of course, enjoy it!


The history of National Crepe Suzette Day is not known. There are also legends about the appearance of the dessert. According to one of them (the most common) it was made in 1895 by A. Charpentier, who cooked it for Edward, Prince of Wales, and his beautiful companion Suzette. A mistake was made in the cooking that spoiled the sauce, but after tasting it, Charpentier realized that it only got better! Thus was born this sweet dish, which he named after the beautiful lady.

Crepe suzette is not as difficult to make as it seems. In fact, the dish is a very delicate pancake, which is filled with sauce. To create it, we use roasted sugar brought to a caramel state, butter, orange juice and European fruit liqueur (based on orange, other citrus fruits or even berries). The result is a very sweet gourmet dish that is impossible to overlook and not try.

Interesting facts

  • In his autobiography, Charpentier mentions this dish, describing it as capable of turning even a cannibal into a gentleman.
  • It is believed that pancakes originated in the 13th century. A French housewife accidentally spilled batter on a heated pan, resulting in a pancake.
  • The best liqueurs for this dish are triple sec or orange-based curacao.

How to celebrate

Learn more about the existing versions of the origin of this dish. Visit a restaurant to taste this dish by the best chefs. Surprise your family with this aristocratic dish by making crepe suzette yourself. You can easily find the recipe on the Internet.

Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask users if they’ve tried crepe suzette. What was your impression of the dish?

When is National Crepe Suzette Day celebrated in 2024?

National Crepe Suzette Day is observed on May 6 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday May 6 2024
Tuesday May 6 2025

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