Restaurants and real maple syrup
Was wondering what folks think about whether restaurants, specifically places that specialize in breakfast should offer real maple syrup? Are there places you frequent that do?
Because I can't stand fake syrup, I almost never order pancakes, waffles, or French toast when eating out.
In one case there's a place that calls itself "The French Toast Factory" and they serve 20 some different types. But, they do not offer maple syrup, which kindof ruins the whole deal.
I realize it's expensive, but do you think a place like that (or any place really) should offer real maple syrup? Perhaps for an extra charge?
I LOOOOOOOOOOVE real maple syrup! I would pay the extra fee to have it on my pancakes/waffles/French toast any day
Here in the Twins, so close to Canada, most of the better breakfast places serve only real maple syrup in tiny one-serving bottles or cups. If you want more than that, they charge additional. Some places offer both, with a premium for the real stuff. Quite worth it, I think.
Part of why I never liked IHOP was their abysmal syrup offerings.
I always pay for the real syrup (when I can). What makes me crazy is having to leave some behind in the little pitcher afterwords! Bintliff's in Portland ME serves the real stuff (for a small fee) in small glass bottles with stoppers. You use what you need at breakfast and then take the rest home. A great solution in my book.