Iconica‘s full description is “FRENCH TOAST w/ MAPLE + VANILLA CREME ANGLAISE: Sourdough toast with egg, milk + grapefruit zest custard; sweet maple syrup + vanilla bean cream, nectarines, blueberries.” It was gorgeous to look at, absolutely delicious, and very substantial, with three thick slices of sourdough. I devoured it all and licked up the little bit of extra creme anglaise! I couldn’t taste the grapefruit zest specifically but the flavor profile had a lot going on. The toast was properly cooked with a crusty top and bottom, moist but not soggy in the middle. For truly platonic French toast I’d expect it to be a little bit eggier and soft enough to cut with a fork, but this variant lets the chewiness of the sourdough assert itself. The blueberries and nectarines were perfectly ripe, the creme anglaise was just sweet enough and the exact consistency for pouring over without dripping off, and the proportions of each element were right. A high point of my Sunday!
- Compared to platonic French toast: 4.5/5
- Originality: 3.5/5
- Value for money: 4/5 ($9.50 before tip)
- Effort factor (1 = could make in my sleep; 5 = no way would I ever make this for myself): 4/5
- 13 minutes to eat, 16 minutes to write