I did omit the brandy, but added 3 tablespoons dry wine. The flavors complimented each other very nice, and yes the goat cheese out this over the top. The flavors were perfect. Made for a nice dinner with Chicken Breasts With Porcini Mushrooms
WOW! This is so easy and very delicious, and filling! What put it over the top is the goat cheese. One of the things I dislike about French Onion Soup is sometimes the Swiss cheese gets stringy and glops into a big ball, making it hard to eat. No problem with the goat cheese, plus the flavor really compliments the soup. Will be making this again.