New Orleans French Toast Is So Much More Than Toast
One of my favorite things of all time is going out for breakfast/brunch. I like it even more when on vacation in a city known for great food!
Breakfast in New Orleans was amazing!
New Orleans has a lot of French influence and I love a good pun so when I saw this restaurant's name, we had to go.
French Toast! Isn't that a clever name?
French Toast has a few locations, but we went to the one in the French Quarter.
The menu wasn't huge, but I still had a hard time choosing what to order. Obviously, french toast was on the menu, but so were sweet or savory crepes, omelettes, and aebelskivers, which are actually Danish, but they're puffy pancakes.
There were lots of fun ways they took breakfast and gave it that French/NOLA charm. For example, an omelette with ratatouille which is kind of like a vegetable hash, or a side of lyonnaise potatoes which are sliced pan-fried potatoes and thinly sliced onions, sautéed in butter with parsley. Not to mention the crepes. I mean, crepes themselves are very French.
I ultimately decided on a savory crepe. I got the Crepe Florentine which came stuffed with spinach, onions, gruyere cheese, prosciutto, and mornay sauce which is a cheese sauce.
Tim ordered a Croque Madame which is a fancy grilled cheese, but French Toast took it to another level. Literally another level, the sandwich was piled high!
We were both surprised at the size of our orders! Pleasantly surprised.
I ordered just coffee with cream, but honestly, they had an extensive coffee and boozy breakfast drink menu. But, we still had a lot to do that day so I figured I should wait to start drinking for a couple more hours. It was hard to pass up though.
Also, I would like to note that New Orleans was hit by Hurricane Zeta about a week after we were there. It is very humbling to know that we just missed the storm and it is great to see that the places we patronized seem to be bouncing back and doing fine!
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