That's right, swank Cafe Society joint, The Colony, was such a big deal once that it has it's own recipe for toast.
Actually, this is a spin on Welsh Rarebit—a dish once massively popular in restaurants of all stripe, but now almost never made or mentioned. I, personally, am a big fan of this original, easy and very tasty entree.
Soften four ounces of butter; two ounces of grated Gruyere and two ounces of grated Parmesan cheese; two spoons of cream; salt; and a little cayenne. Mix well and place thickly on round pieces of toast.
I love that the toast has to be cut into a circle.
Just to show that not everything The Colony did was haute cuisine and super-complex in the French manner, check out this hilarious recipe for White Bean Salad:
WHITE BEAN SALAD
Open a can of beans, wash well under cold running water, drain. Season with salt, pepper, oil and vinegar.
Makes me wonder if there was a recipe for Boiling Water Colony.
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