Winner “Best Outdoor Dining”
Coast Toast had its humble beginnings in the “test” kitchen for Brockton Villa– Megan’s Mom’s kitchen, that is! Along with her mom and (opening) Chef Shari Robbins, the three women experimented with many breakfast recipes while the Brockton Villa was under construction. They finally settled on the thick-cut-orange-flavored-soufflé-like version of French toast that they dubbed “Coast Toast.”
With a nod to the Brockton Villa’s spectacular location on Coast Blvd., the name is now recognized worldwide and stirs a Pavlovian effect in those who have tried it. Coast Toast is served at the Brockton Villa 8 a.m. – noon Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Coast Toast is also featured at Beaumont’s Neighborhood Eatery (Brockton’s sister location in Bird Rock).
1 loaf soft French bread (sliced)
1 qt. whipping cream
¾ cup orange juice
½ cup sugar
a pinch of salt
2 tbs. vanilla
2 tbs. orange flavoring
Combine liquid ingredients. Pour over bread slices. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour.
Remove bread and discard liquid. Spread butter on flat grill.
Cook bread until golden brown, then bake at 450° for 5 -7 minutes or until bread is puffed up like a soufflé. Dust with powdered sugar.