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Saturday
Jan022010

French Connection: Croissant French Toast at Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR

Croissant French Toast
We're going to talk about a very special sort of French toast from the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, Oregon right now.

Entitled "The French Connection", the menu describes the item thusly: "two croissants, battered with egg, cinnamon and orange zest, served with maple or blueberry syrup".

Now, in case the description didn't get the point across, I made a venn diagram for you:
Pleasuretown
This is possibly the most wonderful way to bring day-old croissants back to life that I have ever seen. These compressed crescents contained rich, buttery flavor in every bite, and the orange zest worked beautifully to add a little tartness to slightly counter the sweetness.

The final word? I used to think that chocolate croissants were the epicenter of croissant awesome, but now I am not so sure.

"The French Connection" is available at the Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside, Portland, OR; online at dougfirlounge.com.

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Reader Comments (11)

Yes, in Indianapolis, we have a place that servessomething very similar, and I can confirm that it's glorious! http://www.cafepatachou.com/cafemenu.pdf

January 2 | Unregistered Commenterjoanne

I like your Venn Diagram!

January 2 | Unregistered Commenterfeathermar

Oooohh...what if you made french toast out of day-old chocolate croissants?

January 2 | Unregistered Commenterlaurie

Speaking of croissants and Portland, have you ever been to Ken's Bakery on NW 21st? THE BEST CROISSANTS I HAVE EVER HAD. Even better than the croissant I had in France. Those would make some mean french toast!

January 2 | Unregistered Commenteremily rose

If you or any of your readers are ever near Masa in Echo Park, Los Angeles, try the croissant bread pudding. It lives in the same part of Pleasuretown.

January 2 | Unregistered CommenterAnarchangel

your Pleasuretown diagram is crackin' me up! and the sweet little smile on your chocolate croissant is just perfect.

January 2 | Unregistered CommenterAmy O'Kane

i first had croissant french toast at a bed and breakfast when my family was visiting yosemite and i've been an addict ever since

January 2 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

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