Dallas is home for Parisian-born and -raised Julien Eelsen who founded Whisk Crêpes Café. His early career with Air France in business management took him to Nigeria, Peru and other parts of the world, but he found the comforts of Dallas synonymous to the comfort and early childhood memories of homemade crêpes with grandma.
His love for cooking started at an early age. He remembers sweet memories of picking gooseberries, strawberries and rhubarb with his grandma and aunt to make the jams for the crêpes. While living in Paris, Julien hosted underground dinners for 10 to 50 guests and hosted parties for his friends and family.
Julien’s work led him to Dallas where he found a fondness for it. A French guy in Dallas, he wanted to open a bistro with French roots but with the Oak Cliff / Dallas culture reflected in it. A laid-back and approachable place for sweet and savory crêpes — Whisk Crêpes Café was born on October 6, 2015.