Does Foie Gras Belong on French Toast?
Foie gras has long been the relegated to the world of high-end tasting menus and upscale dinners. Diners who may expect to see the ingredient on the menu at Per Se could be surprised to encounter it during breakfast. One restaurant in Brooklyn has given this savory dinner dish a brunch makeover.
The Prospect Heights restaurant Faun has introduced its variation on the classic French dish of fois gras on brioche with one key difference: The brioche is French toast.
Every weekend chef Brian Leth preps 15 orders of this sweet-and-savory dish for the brunch crowd. The brioche French toast is topped with 2.5 ounces of Hudson Valley foie gras, toasted walnuts, and a drizzle of maple syrup. The seared protein provides a savory contrast to the sweet syrup.
If the brunch burger (which is really just a burger topped with a runny fried egg) can become a midday staple, why not foie gras?