Ah yes, eggs benedict, one of my favorite breakfast and brunch items that will typically consist of runny eggs smothered with a not so healthy sauce on top of some delicious and often times creative vessel. In honor of National Eggs Benedict Day yesterday, let me share with you a few of my favorite places to eat this wonderful day starting meal and then feel free to share with me your favorite spots, so I can go try them out myself.
SumoMaya (pictured above) has a crispy pork belly benedict with guacamole, strawberry, soft poached egg + valentina hollandaise sauce…BAM! The flavors blend perfectly together and the attitude of that benedict matches the tone of the restaurant and I do love their atmosphere.
Virtu has a new addition to the menu with Virtu Benedict which has soft poached eggs, ham and a homemade spicy sauce all atop polenta. It’s vibrant and classy, the way you might picture Chef Gio 🙂
Snooze An AM Eatery is no stranger to my posts here on North Phoenix Moms Blog and you can find me enjoying their Bella Bella Benedict with thin slices of prosciutto, Taleggio cheese, and perfectly poached eggs on toasted ciabatta, topped with cream cheese hollandaise, balsamic glaze and arugula. Ciao Bella! Or I may opt for the ham benedict III, the classic evolved, on top a signature English muffin you’ll find shaved hickory smoked ham, perfectly poached cage free eggs and smoked cheddar hollandaise.
Let’s talk gluttony, Chompie’s has their Chompie’s Benedict, which I enjoy on Tuesdays when kids eat free! It’s more of a simple benedict, they aren’t trying to be fancy but they are trying to fill you up with their classic take on this breakfast item and it’s all you need to satisfy that craving. They serve this baby on top of a toasted bialy with ham, poached eggs and covered (I mean look at that picture) in cheddar cheese and I get it with the potato pancake.
The Gladly has one they serve for brunch on Sundays (also all day happy hour) called Eggs “Bernie”dict, nothing short of amazing and indulgent. I assume also named after our friend Chef Bernie. You’ll find eggs and smoked sausage atop some beautiful pretzel bread, drenched in fondue – is there any other of my favorite ingredients they could add to this? I think not!
Writing this post has now made me unable to wait for Sunday brunch, eggs benedict here I come!