A toast to toast
Do you think toast is pretty plain? Well, think again. Here in Vegas, you’ll find toast and toasting is getting more and more over the top.
If you enjoy toasting while imbibing, mimosas are the way to go, from bottomless packages to flights. At the casual Broken Yolk (Town Square, 702.617.9655), if you can’t figure out which one you want to accompany your meal, order a mimosa flight; the blood orange one was a favorite during a recent visit. Visit Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar (Red Rock Resort, 702.797.7344) during Sunday brunch and you can indulge in bottomless mimosas—or go even more over the top with the Bubbles for Breakfast package, with a bottle of champagne, juice, fruit and a dozen oysters (woo-hoo!).
But if your idea of toast is a little more solid, you’ll want to check out the French toasts available in the valley. Far from just a slice of plain white bread covered in a little egg, that breakfast staple has blossomed. Sid’s Café (Westgate Las Vegas, 702.732.5755) serves up a beyond-heavenly cornflake-crusted French toast smothered with fresh fruit.
Broken Yolk’s Tiki Toast brings tropical flair to the plate, with grilled sweet Hawaiian bread, covered with berries and coconut and drizzled in caramel. At Beer Park (Paris, 702.444.4500), revert to your inner kid with French toast sticks at its Electric Brunch, offered on Sundays and, this week, Monday as well. All sides of these puppies are griddled, in case you want a little extra crunch—the almond brittle helps out there, too. Plus, enjoy a good selection of cocktails and mimosas (bottomless, natch!). And this is definitely unusual in the French toast court—Flour & Barley (The Linq, 702.430.4430) cooks up French toast pizza at its weekend brunch, with cream cheese, honey ricotta maple syrup and berries (be still, my beating heart) and bottomless mimosas, too.
Perhaps you want a healthier bite—avocado toast has been all the rage for a while with good reason. At NoMad Bar (NoMad Hotel, 702.730.7000), a Sunday jazz brunch features a live band and light bites like the avocado toast with soft-boiled egg, sunflower seeds and espelette pepper. With the plush surrounding of the NoMad Bar, you’ll feel a little hip and sophisticated with this on your plate. Do you prefer your egg hard-boiled? Beer Park’s avocado toast spreads on feta, pickled onions and microgreens as well. Greene St. Kitchen (Palms, 702.942.7777) offers up organic avocado bruschetta on focaccia, with heirloom tomatoes and microlemon basil—it’s available on the dinner menu and on the brunch menu. (Brunch is a wild time overlooking the pool-you’ll need reservations for that one for sure.)
It’s not hard to get thoroughly toasted in Vegas, but it’s definitely fun! Cheers, everyone!