Is there anything better than a well made Eggs Benedict?

For breakfast/brunch/lunch, hell just any time at all really?

Those soft, runny poached eggs contrasted by a crispy English Muffin or crusty bread and covered in a perfectly tangy, velvety smooth hollandaise. Pure heaven.

Whether your preference be bacon, salmon or spinach with your Eggs Benedict, the quality and interpretation of this classic meal varies great deal from café to café.

The Eggs Benny is simple, yet takes care to get just right. I like to judge a café and its chef on the quality of its Eggs Benedict. If a working cook or chef can’t poach an egg to make a good Eggs Benny, then chances are I won’t be going back to try anything else on the menu.

So I created Eggs Benediction to document my ongoing search for the perfect Eggs Benedict in and around Christchurch, and who knows, maybe even further afar…

If you’re a fellow Eggs Benny fanatic and have a solid tip on where to find a good one – please contact me.

If you’re a café or restaurant and rate your Eggs Benny highly – I’m keen to check it out! Please contact me.

We’re in this together! Life is too short for substandard Eggs Benedict!

 

The hunt is on.

Ian Knott

Eggs Benediction

Ris’tretto Café

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The Coffee Club Hornby

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The Caffeine Laboratory

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