Inspired by Suzie81’s Weekly Word Challenge, I finally have reason to write a post about the most amazing Eggs Benedict I have ever had.
Where did I have this phenomenal dish? At the renowned and beautiful The Inn at Little Washington, in Washington, Virginia (not Washington, D.C., hence, the “Little” in the name). Both an inn and a restaurant, it has garnered an exceptional number of awards and accolades, from the James Beard Foundation and Zagat to the Wine Spectator, Fodor’s, Forbes, and Frommer’s, to name a few.
After enjoying the Inn’s 7-course dinner Tasting Menu, each course paired with a specially selected wine, my husband and I woke up to breakfast served at a table overlooking the Inn’s garden terrace and fish pond where we had enjoyed champagne during afternoon tea the day before. Breakfast included amazing breads and pastries with a selection of homemade jams, homemade granola with fresh fruit, and four “glasses” of fresh juice for each of us (melon, apricot, orange, and peach) that had the silkiest, most concentrated flavors we had ever tasted. My husband then enjoyed a lobster omelette … and I had these picture perfect and sublimely delicious Eggs Benedict.
Since then, the only Eggs Benedict I have had that lived up to these was when we went back, three years later!