Several years ago, a popular pancake house ran an ad campaign encouraging people to "have breakfast for dinner." While I'm sure the campaign was highly effective, it missed attracting a key demographic of people like myself that would prefer to start every day by having dessert for breakfast. Thankfully, our under served niche has the legendary Serendipity 3 to fill the void.
|The Bar at Serendipity|
As you walk - or stumble - down The Strip, it is nearly impossible to miss Serendipity, which is prominently perched outside Caesar's Palace and encircled by a hot pink awning. We arrived around 10am to a completely empty restaurant, which I guess is of little surprise in a town that starts every day with a hangover. The catchy exterior carries forward to the inside, where the decor is pretty much exactly what you would expect from a place that inspired a John Cusack movie.
|The Interior of Serendipity|
The breakfast menu at Serendipity is enormous, but I only had to get to the second item listed before I knew what to order. This came as a shock to my wife, because I am usually still attempting to decide while the server takes her order, but if more restaurants had "Frozen Hot Chocolate French Toast" on the menu, I wouldn't have this problem.
|Even the Espresso has Sprinkles|
When the server emerged from the kitchen a few minutes later, I caught a glimpse of what I knew was my plate, and for the first time in my life experienced the sensation of love at first sight. To attempt any description of my french toast would fail in doing it justice, so I will simply let the picture do the talking.
|Frozen Hot Chocolate French Toast - No Syrup Required|
As awesome as my dish may have been, the winner for "Most Amazing Plate at the Table" goes to my buddy's "Saints and Sinners French Toast Log." Bacon, two sunny side up eggs, breakfast potatoes, fresh berries, and a log...yes, a log of French Toast. I'm not sure which was more impressive, the dish itself or the display of consumption, but either way it was quite a sight.
|A Log of French Toast - The Sinners Clearly Win the Battle|
It is probably best that the nearest Serendipity is over a thousand miles from home, because if it were any closer I would wrestle every day with the idea of a French Toast road trip. And this after only trying their breakfast...I can only imagine what they do with dessert for dinner.
Oh and for the record...Yes I've seen the movie. No, I'm not proud of it, but Kate Beckinsale's accent made it worthwhile.
~Insert Dude-like Closing Here~