Come and try our delicious pancakes at the Point Gourmand!
New to the Explorers Hotel: pancakes are now being served at the Point Gourmand an excellent option for tasty treat after an intensive day of action in the parks. Our yummy pancakes (crêpes in French) are waiting for you to try them!
Crêpes and pancakes – a delicious history
The 17th of February, this up and coming Tuesday, is Pancake Day or as it is traditionally known Shrove Tuesday. You are probably looking forward to filling your tummy’s up with delicious crêpes and pancakes, but do you know where the tradition of having a whole day dedicated to pancakes originally come from?
The tradition spans back to the Anglo-Saxon Christians who during the period of Lent were not allowed to eat butter, milk and eggs. They would use Shrove Tuesday to use up all of these items before starting their fast for lent to ensure that there would be no waste and products going bad during this period. Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter was traditionally a time of fasting. Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter Sunday, so the date varies from year to year and falls between February 3 and March 9.
These days many people choose to celebrate Pancake Day by eating pancakes for breakfast, lunch or dinner (or all 3!) and the celebrations are decidedly non-religious for most from pancake tossing competitions, to pancake races.
Meeting point at the Point Gourmand for a relaxing family moment with a nice tasty crêpe!
Crêpes with sugar, jam, or with chocolate – there is a pancake choice for all palates! Between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. come and enjoy a tasty treat at our Point Gourmand situated on the ground floor in the heart of all the fun activities like the mini water park, inside jungle gym, video arcade and pirate ship play area.
While eating a delicious crêpe it is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to a nice cocktail at our Traders Bar. Handy tip – don’t miss out on our happy hour every day from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. – buy 1 drink get the 1 same free (available for all cocktails and draft beer).