By Frank Sabatini Jr.
Her christening party two weeks ago featured free crepes for everyone and the arrival of flower boxes outside her home. Inside, a freshly built kitchen and espresso bar were already in place for the early-August birth of this darling newcomer to North Park.
Say hello to Café Madeleine. She’s the namesake sibling of the humble crepery in South Park, which Christine Perez launched several years ago under the culinary guidance of two French transplants: restaurateur Jerome Gombert of the former Vagabond, and chef Patrick Ponsaty, who headed up fine-dining kitchens locally and internationally before landing at Bellamy’s in Escondido.