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:
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.