Saturday, April 27, 2013

IHOP Review

Breakfast food is wonderful any time of day or night.  Pancakes, french toast, and waffles are on the top of my favorites. One thing I really enjoy is having breakfast for dinner.  There's something very fun and exciting about having those delicious carb filled delights at night.  At IHOP your breakfast-at-night dreams become a reality.

IHOP, formerly known as The International House of Pancakes specializes in breakfast foods. The menu focuses on pancakes, french toast and omelets, but there is also a selection of lunch and dinner items too.  I used to love to get chocolate chip pancakes when I was younger. Now they have amazing flavors like red velvet, banana caramel and cinnamon stuffed pancakes! The french toast also comes in different mouth-watering flavors. Most recently, they have added brioche French toast!  The menu always has new items on it to delight your taste buds.  Anything from IHOP is the perfect comfort food.

I recently had the opportunity to try IHOP's new brioche French toast.  Brioche French toast!? How can it get better than that? Well it can't, my friends.  They are available on the menu in three scrumptious flavors: bananas foster, peaches and cream, and berry-berry. Which flavor sounds best to you?

My mind was instantly made up when I saw the berry-berry. Strawberries and blueberries are two of my favorite foods.  I had never had french toast made with brioche bread before and I was intrigued by the thought.

Pretty soon after ordering, my brioche dreams were coming true.  In front of me lay a plate of fabulous berry berry brioche French toast. 
Fruity and flavorful, this new French Toast is a stack above the rest! With thick, rich brioche bread dipped in a lightly sweetened vanilla batter and grilled to golden perfection, it’s topped with blueberries and sliced strawberries (given just a hint of sweetness)—then crowned with powdered sugar and whipped topping.

The French toast was absolutely beautiful.  The three slices were large and in charge. I loved how they were generously topped with berries too. I poured the smallest amount of syrup on top.  I wanted to taste the vanilla batter, but also have a small amount of sweetness from the syrup too.  I took a bite and it was truly excellent.  The brioche was thick, perfectly grilled, and it soaked up the syrup like a sponge.  The vanilla flavor was noticeable and I liked the way it paired with the sweet syrup flavor. I really liked the change from traditional bread to a hearty brioche. 

The berries were fresh and very sweet..  Each bite was truly better than the last! I liked having a berry in each bite. The meal was sweet, but not overly sweet.  This was certainly a treat and something I wouldn't have everyday. It was very worth it though!  I gobbled it all up quickly and was left with a full stomach and an empty plate.  

I would like to replicate this recipe at home for the next time I make French toast.  Let IHOP come to my kitchen, instead of me coming to theirs! :)

If you're looking for a delicious treat that will warm your soul, I highly recommend trying one of the three new varieties at your local IHOP.  You'll surely leave with a smile.

*DISCLOSURE* I received an IHOP giftcard to facilitate this review.  All thoughts and opinions are strictly mine and not based on anything else. 

1 comment :

  1. Did not know abaoutthis brioche French Toast-must go there and try. We love IHOP! Thanks for the great review, even though it made me hungry.