After taking just one bite, our table-mate exclaimed, "This is the best french toast I've ever eaten!" Once he said that, of course, we all had to try – so all four of us leaned in, and took a bite, "ooohhs" and "yums" erupted from the table. We fell back into our seats and agreed; it was pretty great french toast. Our enthusiasm did not go unnoticed. Upon seeing our reaction, the table next to us ordered french toast – and this was after they already finished two other desserts!
DBGB's French Toast is made with egg-soaked brioche and dusted with powdered sugar. It tastes sweet and buttery; it's exactly how the french toast of your dreams tastes. The texture is what makes it so fabulous. The exterior crunches just slightly (this comes from searing the toast in hot clarified butter) the souffle-like center tastes like sweet custard before it simply melts in your mouth. The dulce de leche caramel on the side sits beneath a heap of chilled fresh fruit. It's a refreshing comfort food-inspired dessert for breakfast!
The bountiful cup of fries were salty and enough to share with the entire table.
(I dipped them into my leftover mornay sauce.)
DBGB is located at:
299 Bowery (between Houston and 1st Streets)