Sunday, January 14, 2007

Toscanini's: breakfast at the big table

I've mentioned before how much I love their ice cream and pretty much everyone knows how delicious it is, but they also serve a little-known weekend brunch that is mind blowing, especially when you consider the taste-to-cost ratio. Last weekend Bill got a fried egg sandwich, and I had brioche french toast with orange rum bananas and creme fraiche. He digs the egg sandwich so much that it was a repeat from his last visit. I branched out a bit, but still stayed in the breakfast as dessert category - last time it was cornmeal pancakes with blueberry syrup, peach compote, and lemon cream (not pictured).


Pancakes with Blackberry Syrup

We were gifted some blackberries yesterday (4 cartons for $1 at Haymarket, can you believe it?), so this morning Bill made blackberry syrup to go on our pancakes. Heavenly.