crêpe Suzette

[French] plural crêpes Suzette

A pancake flambéed with orange liqueur such as Cointreau, folded into quarters and coated in orange butter sauce. It is said that, before Edward VII came to the throne, he was in a restaurant where the waiter, by mistake, set the crêpe alight. Having dealt with the flames he rushed to the table of the future King and said 'I have invented this dish especially in honour of your presence in this restaurant. I ask your permission to dedicate it to your wife and call it 'Crêpe Princesse'. The Prince smiled and replied 'She is not my wife. You may call it 'Crêpe Suzette'.