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One of my favorite things about the weekend, other than sleeping in and day drinking is the the best meal ever invented, BRUNCH. Can you believe that for the first 28 years of my life I did not like brunch? Crazy, right?
For that short little period of time (that I sometimes refer to as my whole freaking life!) I thought that I did not like eggs. Because of that little confusion about the goodness of the brunch staple, I always ordered a sandwich, so technically I was still just having lunch, so it wasn’t that exciting. Well folks, I am all grown up and have come to realize that eggs are good and even better when covered in hollandaise sauce.
There are a ton of restaurants in Richmond who serve a great brunch and a great plate of Eggs Benedict, all with their own personal twist on the classic. Here is a quick list of some plates that I can recommend:
Bistro 27 – Eggs Benedict with Spinach and TomatoKitchen 64 – Smoked Salmon Bennie with spinach, scallions and capers
LuLu’s – LuLu’s Benedict with Country Ham
Mint – Biscuit Benedict with Mustard Hollandaise (on a biscuit, people, this is no joke)
Stella's – Stella’s Crab Benedict with jumbo lump and sundried tomato hollandaise
The Tobacco Company – Chesapeake Eggs Benedict with jumbo lump crab meat
So far, I think I the best Eggs Benedict I ever had was served on a croissant with prosciutto, but really how can you go wrong with a perfectly poached egg and creamy hollandaise? I am sure there are a million more places in that serve a great plate of eggs, so feel free to list your favorites in the comments.
I will leave you with this question (that has nothing to do with eggs, but everything to do with brunch)…What is your brunch beverage of choice, Mimosa or Bloody Mary?