French toast is the king of weekend brunch. Each week, Head Savory Chef Elizabeth Hall creates a fabulous French toast for our menu. It’s usually stuffed with something amazing like sweetened ricotta or pear butter and topped with anything from seasonal berries and crème fraîche to toasted nuts and whipped cream. As we carry these stacks of toast piled high through the café, it’s never a surprise to hear people swoon. At the end of brunch service we know we’ll find plates scraped clean and lots of happy customers.
The best French toast starts with simple ingredients found in most kitchens and a really good loaf of bread. We reach for generous slices of buttery, sweet Brioche to soak up the eggy custard and caramelize in the pan. Adorned with a dollop of cream or a healthy pour of thick maple syrup, doesn’t matter. A delicious bread is the heart and soul of this meal.
Through Mother’s Day, you can pick up a loaf of our toothsome Chocolate Orange Brioche attached with the recipe for our favorite French toast. Whether you’re surprising Mom with breakfast in bed or treating someone special to an easy weekend brunch, this French toast will make anyone feel loved.