Who doesn’t like eggs benedict? A staple of the brunch menu, the poached eggs drizzled with hollandaise has become such a favorite of the mimosa-sipping set that the breakfast time fare has earned itself its very own holiday. On Thursday, April 16, breakfast hounds across America will rejoice in National Eggs Benedict Day, dutifully whisking clarified butter and egg yolks, delicately swirling simmering water and lightly toasting English muffins. Or, better yet, let a professional do so and enjoy this little delectable slice of breakfast nirvana at one of your favorite breakfast spots. Here, we’re offering up some of our favorite spots to grab brunch. Enjoy!
Celebrate National Eggs Benedict Day at home with this recipe from The Ritz-Carlton, Naples’ Bites Brunch.
For a Third Street South breakfast treat, head over to Jane’s Garden Café. Open daily at 8 a.m., this is one of the busiest breakfast and brunch spots in the pedestrian-friendly neighborhood, with a vast menu to keep just about everyone happy – there is a reason it took home Best Breakfast in NI’s Dining Awards. Since this is an eggs benedict-based sort of post, we’re zeroing in on the benedict offerings, of which there are many. Served with home fried potatoes or fresh fruit, diners can go classic with Canadian bacon (Ellie Mae’s Classic, $13.50), add a touch of seafood with either salmon (The Tartan, $16.50) or topped with a crab cake (Chef Luis’ Seafood Favorite, $17), go sans meat with sautéed spinach, tomato and avocado (Jane’s Vegetarian, $14), or go lo-carb and gluten free version with Portobello mushroom and spinach ($14). No matter which eggs benedict variation hitting your plate, your taste buds and tummy will thank you.
- Jane’s Garden Café is open daily for breakfast, starting at 8 a.m. For more information, call 239-261-2253 or visit janesnaples.com.
California Eggs Benedict from Three60 Market
Three60 Market is a little slice of flavor tucked along a tributary of Haldeman Creek. The upscale market/eatery is great place to find some prepared foods, grab a drink and bite, especially for breakfast. Open for breakfast (8-10:30 a.m.) and mid-morning breakfast (10:30-11:30 a.m.) daily, except Wednesdays , the egg-centric offerings are plentiful, especially of the benedict persuasion, with four versions making the menu. For those with a hearty appetite, the Texas ($14) is a must, topped with house-roasted beef tenderloin and a spicy hollandaise sauce. If a healthy kick is your thing, the California ($10, pictured above) is the bite for you, topped with sauted kale, tomatoes and avocado, while the Florentine ($9), features fresh spinach.
- Three60 Markets breakfast is served from 8-11:30 a.m. Thursday to Tuesday (mid-morning breakfast is served from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on weekdays). For more information, call 239-732-7331 or visit three60market.com.
Looking for a bite with a view? Coast Restaurant at the Edgewater Beach Hotel has those eggs benedict cravings under control with some rather breathtaking views to boot. Two versions make the menu: traditional ($17), topped with poached eggs, Canadian bacon and hollandaise; and a lobster version ($24), swapping the bacon for poached Maine lobster, making for a truly decadent breakfast experience. Do yourself a favor and order a side of stone ground grits ($10) – you won’t be disappointed.
- Coast serves breakfast seven days a week from 7-11 a.m. For more information and reservations, call 239-403-2000, or visit edgewaternaples.com/coast.
Can’t celebrate on National Eggs Benedict Day? No worries, head to The Ritz-Carlton, Naples and dig into the Bites Brunch (11 a.m.-2 p.m.). The winner of NI’s Dining Awards for Best Brunch for a reason, this tapas-style brunch menu is all about experience, sharing those delectable breakfast morsels with friends and family. And the eggs benedict is no exception. As seen in the recipe — these tasty little egg treats are just the ticket for this egg-tastic holiday.
- Bites Brunch is open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sundays. For more information and reservations, call 239-598-6644 or visit ritzcarlton.com.