For years I dreamed of working for the United Nations, and although I have yet to embark on that career path, I believe that today at least to a certain extent, I proved my potential for becoming a diplomat. How, you may ask? Through creating the ultimate dish at New England Emporium: The Gobbler-Crepe. The Gobbler is in essence, a Thanksgiving wrap, combining oven-roasted turkey, stuffing, mayo, cranberry relish, and sprouts in a grilled garlic herb wrap. And a crepe? Well…It’s a crepe. No explanation necessary. Anyway, as I pondered the menu, I felt extremely conflicted. The fillings of the Gobbler sounded delightful, but I just wasn’t in the mood for a wrap. It sounded too hearty, perhaps too much of a commitment after the obscene amount of chocolate milk I consumed at Usdan this morning. A crepe, on the other hand, sounded delicious. Delicate, perfectly moist, with the nutty aftertaste signature of the Emporium’s buckwheat recipe. So I went for it, I asked for a Gobbler Crepe, without the mayo, of course. That would be too weird. The cashier didn’t seem to have any problem with it. She charged me the same amount she would for another crepe on the menu. And the results? Glorious. The first bite was ecstatic. The cranberry relish perfectly complimenting the thin delicate dough of the crepe. Every time I got a mix of the stuffing, cranberry, turkey, and crepe at the same time, my dreams of being a diplomat returned. Just think, through a spontaneous culinary revelation, I had inspired perfect harmony between France and The United States. My one complaint? Some parts of the crepe were a bit dry. I would recommend asking for extra cranberry relish. Well, I’m going to do some research on the international relations certificate, I’d recommend that you grab an umbrella and venture to the Emporium to try out a Gobbler-Crepe. I really think I’m on to something! Let me know what you think!

-Ari Rudess