These special events at the market always prompt me to make a visit and buy from everyone. This was no exception. My husband and I decided to have our dessert from the newest residence in the market. The benefit of a place like Revolution Market is that you as a customer are often face to face with the owners of the vendors, and I had the pleasure of meeting Mila of Mila Vanilla Crepes to talk to her about what she does.
Mila is originally from Serbia, and she explained that this heritage has influenced her menu in many interesting ways. Ingredients that I had never heard of before or seen on a menu were front and center, even on display in their containers at the front of her stall. Most interesting of these was a red pepper sauce called ajvar that she allowed my husband and I to try– so tasty that we swore on the spot that our next visit would be to try it in its savory crepe offering.
The set up of the stand allows you to stand and watch Mila as she works, and I suggest you do so at least once. The process of making a crepe is a hard art to master, and she’s clearly got it down over the few years that she’s ran Mila Vanilla crepes across Green Bay and the Fox Valley area. Spreading the batter to just the right thickness so that it pulls away easily to flip and cook on the other side takes skill.
She makes an effort to use as many organic ingredients as is possible in her crepes, and with Produce with Purpose right across the market, we can rest assured that once the fruit season kicks up, she’ll have even more choice of local ingredients to include too. This aspect of her work seemed very important to her. She mentioned it to each customer during our visit.
Stop in and say hello during the week when you have the chance. You may recognize her from the Wednesday night farmer’s markets! I have yet to find a crepe anywhere else in Green Bay, so if your culinary adventures include new things, this is a stop for you. Her hours line up with the other vendors in the market very well during the week, so make your stop an adventure like I did.
If you’re like me and can’t make it very easily during the work week, watch their facebook page for any special Saturday openings. Up til Farmer’s Market season starts in Wisconsin, we may get lucky to see Mila open during the weekend too!