Thursday, February 9, 2012

best eggs benedict.

After a waffle and pancake infused January, I awoke on the first Saturday morning in February craving poached eggs smothered in hollandaise like you wouldn't believe. A dirty martini happy hour at Bacco followed by drinks with a few friends downtown on Friday night prompted a visit to nearby Caffe Nuovo the next day. Their robust Italian coffee teeming with specialty brunch dishes are a splendid way to fend off any trace of the previous nights effects. With homemade lemony hollandaise and a pinch of cayenne over perfectly runny eggs and a lightly toasted English muffin, Nuovo's Benedict nails the essentials and then proceeds with a fanfare of fresh seafood (meaty chunks of crab for her, velvety pieces of lobster for him, succulent shrimp for the next guy) and stellar homefries. Read more about the refreshing establishment that is Caffe Nuovo here.

17 comments:

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

I'm still a big fan of Upstairs on the Square's eggs benedict. Maybe I've got to give this place a try for a comparison!

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

Nothing better than a good eggs benny after a night of cocktails. These look excellent!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

I haven't had eggs benedict is ages! Now you have me craving for some.

In and Around Town said...

I love a good eggs Benedict (especially after a big night) - but that pinch of cayenne seems like a great idea!

mr. pineapple man said...

They do look delicious! mmmmm

Ameena said...

Can you believe I've never had eggs benedict? I often wonder if they can just do seafood instead of bacon but around here I haven't seen such a thing. Looks divine!

Jen said...

This is further proof that breakfast is the best meal of the day. Yum.

Hogger and Co. said...

Indeedily that does look good.

Michelle Collins said...

Mmmm, I love eggs benedict - and I love that so many places in and around Boston offer veg-friendly versions of the signature dish, too (so I can still eat it!).

Megan said...

That looks amazing. I love a good eggs Benny.

Amber said...

I dont think I have ever eaten eggs benny before. I clearly have issues.

Meghan said...

Masa's eggs Benedict will always be my favorite!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

eggs benny any which way is the best!

Elizabeth said...

I'm intrigued. I had an awesome brunch at Area 4 last weekend.

Sacha said...

Wow, now I'm craving eggs benedict! I often judge the quality of a breakfast/brunch place on their poached eggs and their home fries. Sounds like Caffe Nuovo would pass with flying colors!

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Simply Life said...

I loooove having eggs on the weekend- it just always sounds so perfect! I'll have to try this place- thanks! Another one to add to the list!