After our trip to Quebec City and researching and eating the best French Toast I’ve ever eaten – sorry mom – at Panache, I decided to embark on a mission to find the best in Toronto.
My research led me to School in Liberty Village. I ordered the Crunchy French Toast. After waiting for what seemed to be hours (likely about 25-30-minutes), and watching the staff bring delicious food out to other customers, the food arrived.
First off, there were two pieces on the plate, and after further examination each piece was actually two-slices of loaf chalah together. It had a slight citrus taste and had what appeared to be fried Rice Crispy bits on it. It was very good, but I highly doubt it’s the best in the city!
If Panache is the benchmark, being a 9.5/10 (I need to leave room for someone to one-up Panache), then School’s Crispy French Toast was about a 7.5/10. My apologies to Brad Moore, executive chef at School, but the dish needs something more. Maybe some fresh cream or fruit slices with it. Also, machine cut chalah? Really? Your chef’s couldn’t muster the effort to hand cut?
What made Panache better? Well, for starters, they use brioche. Then amazing local maple syrup, chopped almonds, and fresh local strawberries and orange slices. I would say that the 9-hour drive just for the French Toast is worth it!
Onward and upward…
Anywhere you suggest that I try next?