Your wine gift pack includes a cozy toque and a jar of rich dark amber maple syrup from The Drake General Store. Pump up your brunch with our Classic Canadiana playlist on Spotify and this recipe from kwäf Resident Chef, Claire Tansey, for French Toast:


Recipe Pairing: French Toast

By Claire Tansey, kwäf Resident Chef

INGREDIENTS

4 large, thick slices bread, at least a day old
4 eggs
1 cup cream or milk
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons canola oil
Maple syrup

INSTRUCTIONS

Whisk the eggs, milk, cream, sugar and salt in a large shallow dish, something like a rectangular baking dish. Add the bread, press it down and leave it to soak for at least 15 min and up to 2 hours.
Heat a large non-stick pan over medium. Add canola oil. Remove a slice of bread from the egg mixture and let just a little of the excess drip off. Carefully place into the pan, repeating with more bread until pan is full but there is still a little space around each slice (if the pan isn't big enough, do it in batches). Cook 3 min or until bottom is golden.
Flip, reduce heat to low and cook another 3 min or until springy when pressed gently. Serve immediately, drizzled with syrup.




What's in your pack...

Tawse 2013 Growers Blend Cabernet Franc
This is basically holiday cheer in a bottle. It’s pure Ontario Cabernet Franc and it’s tailor-made for Christmas. The nose is rich with black licorice, dark fruit and cigar box aromas. On the palate, herbaceous notes of oregano are married with notes of blueberry and a hint of oak.

The Syrup
Drake exclusive Dark Amber Maple Syrup is a tasty, deep rich addition to your breakfast, brunch, cocktail, or marinade.

The Toque
No Canadian winter look is complete without this knit toque, featuring the classic CBC logo and topped with a cheery pom-pom. Designed locally, Arborist combines the spirit of then and now to create goods that are playful, modern, and quintessentially Canadian.