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A blank slate that can be dressed up in any number of edible out;ts, avocado toast is hip, healthy
and photogenic (#avocadotoast on Instagram has more than 552,000 posts).
Here are some of our favorite toasts of the town.
best avocado toast
Elegant and salad-like, the Avocado Sencha
Toast at Lavande Patisserie layers smashed
avocados, clover sprouts soaked in Sencha
tea dressing, halved cherry tomatoes, lemon-Dijon-dressed arugula and puffed quinoa on
toasted sourdough. A drizzle of basil oil and a
dusting of thyme and dried corn;ower petals
garnish the white space on the plate.
275 N. Washington St., Rockville;
With some avocado toast, the bread seems
like an afterthought, and it can get mushy
under the moist mash. Not so at Barking
Mad Cafe, which wisely chose a sturdy four-seeded pain pavé from local Fresh Baguette.
The toasted slices, rimmed with sesame,
poppy, ;ax and millet seeds, add further
interest to the restaurant’s jazzy coverlet of
avocado spread, feta, roasted peppers and
micro cilantro. It’s served at brunch, with two
poached eggs on the side.
239 Spectrum Ave., Gaithersburg;
On top of the four slices of avocado toast at
Le Pain Quotidien, you can add sliced organic
hard-boiled egg; smoked salmon; half egg,
half salmon; both; or just order it plain. Or,
get the eggs scrambled or sunny-side up.
Whichever combo you choose, citrus cumin
salt, chia seeds and olive oil add a ;avorful
Restaurants in Bethesda, Friendship Heights,
Spring Valley; lepainquotidien.com
FOOD . DRINK
The avocado toast at Barking
Mad Cafe in Gaithersburg