French Toast and Sparkling Wine

23rd August 2022

French Toast Sparkling Wine

Welcome to one of the many luxury breakfasts enjoyed alongside a bottle of bubbly that will be sure to start your day in the best possible way.

What is French Toast?

It combines the best of bread and egg together, you won’t be forgetting the enchanting smell of freshly made French Toast anytime soon.

It’s made by soaking a piece of bread into a combination of egg, milk and cinnamon, which has been mixed together, one egg covers both sides of one piece of bread and after both sides of the bread have been soaked, you place it in a hot frying pan and cook until both sides are crispy.

French Toast is known by other names, like ‘eggy bread’, ‘Bombay toast’, ‘gypsy toast’ or even ‘poor knights’.

After you’ve fried your French Toast or Eggy Bread, it’s up to you if you eat it on its own, which is delicious enough as it is, or if you can sprinkle it with icing sugar, pour on some honey or maple syrup, place on an array of fruits or just squirt on some ketchup or mayonnaise.

When Was French Toast Invented?

I wonder if someone just accidentally dropped a piece of bread into an egg, then slipped the eggy bread into a frying pan?

The history of French Toast goes back the 1st century CE, with the first record of French Toast coming from the Apicius, which is a collection of Latin recipes, the recipe describes the dish as ‘aliter dulcia’, which translates to ‘another sweet dish’.

The First Recipe: Break fine white bread, remove the crust, soak in milk and egg, fry in oil and cover with honey.

If we fast forward to the 14th century, we’d find a German recipe for French Toast under the name ‘Arme Ritter’, translation, Poor Knights

In Ottoman cuisine, you could find a dish called ‘fāvniyye’, which is bread soaked in egg and honey, but no milk.

The Sparkling Wine

Radgonske Gorice is the oldest Sparkling Wine producer in Slovenia, they started over 160 years ago in 1852 and they produce 4,500,000 liters of wine every year, with a production that high, which makes sense that Radgonske Gorice is the largest producer of Sparkling Wine in Slovenia.

Radgonske Gorice – Penina Selection Brut – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “At first you’re greeted with citrus and lemon juice, then someone brings in an array of floral and blossom characters to finish off the aroma.”

Flavour – “Lemon citrus, juice and zest, then followed by lemon sweets, hard candy sweets and a bouquet delivery of flowers dance around the palate”

Silver Spring Fling at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

French Toast and Slovenian Sparkling Wine

Pairing Notes – “At first the Sparkling Wine is enhanced with its lemon citrus characters stealing the spotlight, it is only after the midlength that the citrus notes take a step down and blend with the bread and eggy characters, floating into the background, leaving the glorious French Toast flavours to finish in the palate.”


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Oliver Walkey

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.