Because I Love French Toast

11 10 2010

018. Eat French toast in five different cafes (1/5) [more info]

I love French Toast. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside… the perfect balance between sweet and savoury flavours. My husband likes it plain, with salt and pepper – whereas I like mine sweet… honey or maple syrup with bacon. That’s right, bacon. Definitely a niche market, but it’s possible to get it in some cafes and I’ve made it my challenge to try it in at least five different places.

The love affair started when I was in Christchurch, New Zealand in January 2009 when I went to the Honeypot Cafe and nibbled on their french toast, served with lashings of syrup, bacon and a delicious cinnamon butter (not for the faint-hearted!), and I’ve been chasing the dream of an equally-good french toast dish ever since.

This weekend, my husband and I went up to Hall’s Gap (in the Grampians) for a wedding and I sampled french toast at the Black Panther Cafe. Despite waiting over half an hour for my food (given it was a busy Sunday morning brunch service) it was yummy, served with bacon on the side and a little pot of maple syrup. It lacked a certain something that I can’t quite place my finger on, but definitely filled me up (I had to get hubby to help me finish it!)


018. Eat French Toast in five different cafes

19 01 2010

When will I have achieved this goal? When I eat French Toast in five different Melbourne cafes and blogged about each one.

Why did I choose this goal? I love French Toast (and pretty much all breakfast foods), especially served with bacon and cinnamon. After falling in love with the French Toast from a cafe in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2009, I’m determined to find its counterpart in Melbourne.