Eggs Benedict Crawl
Posted 23 August 2005 - 09:11 PM
Unfortunately, the waitress also told us that Chicken Fried Steak was their special of the day. Hmm. We ordered a side of it.
Needless to say our eyes were bigger than our stomach.
Verdict: The Eggs Bene at The Dish is worthy, and Rocky thinks it should be the benchmark. The hollendaise isn't as light and lemony as the one at 35th St Bistro, but it was nicely done and there was plenty of it. My veggie bene, I thought, had too many veggies, and the flavor of the 3 together just wasn't that special. I'll let Rocky comment on the sausage bene, but I think I remember him saying something about Jimmy Dean...
Also, the eggs could have been a bit runnier. I had one that ran a bit, but the other was fairly hard cooked. The potatoes here are pretty dang good. I liked them better than the ones at 35th St Bistro, but I prefer crunchy taters.
the CFS was.. OK. Not bad. Good gravy, but I've had better CFS, even in Seattle.
It's been awhile since I've been to the Dish. I forgot what a nice vibe this place has.
Posted 24 August 2005 - 06:46 AM
I do think that this should be our benchmark though, it was a decent solid bene that rates a seven on my scale thus far, good but not great, but definitley more than merely edible. For those wondering how I'm scaling this, a ten is perfection, seven above average, five merely edible and not actually offensive in any way, anything below five has something actively wrong with it. Next stop tomorrow morning at Glo's at !0 AM. A possible stop this weekend on Sunday at Pomegranate.
Posted 24 August 2005 - 02:34 PM
Thanks for taking them. Sure looks good!
Posted 24 August 2005 - 03:42 PM
For my favorite benedict, I guild the lilly and order the veggie and add bacon (they have wonderful bacon--nice and thick, not too salty). You can also substitue the potatoes with fruit. I can't remember if they charge for that...maybe $1 but it's worth it. Also worth noting is their huge selection of hot sauces in the front, near the counter.
The Dish is famous for a wide variety of omlettes or egg scrambles. My favorite is the Seattle to Portland-- spinach, tomato, & bacon.
On the weekends when there's typically a wait (sign up sheet--outside--to the right of the door). They have coffee in air pots set up outside. Just grab your cup and enjoy coffee while you wait.
Posted 24 August 2005 - 10:11 PM
Posted 25 August 2005 - 01:33 AM
Now, for you edification, Exhibits A and B:
Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:15 AM
(That is a really odd garnish )
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Posted 25 August 2005 - 05:30 PM
I'm completely jealous.
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Posted 16 September 2005 - 08:34 PM
Others on our list:
Crave: Benedict Florentine: Poached eggs, spinach, champagne-shallot-orange hollandaise
and a variation-on-a-theme-maybe-stretching-the-definition-bene:
Serafina: Two crisp black forest ham “baskets” filled with soft polenta and sautéed mushrooms; topped with poached eggs
Posted 16 September 2005 - 08:45 PM
Maximilien's Sunday brunch menu also has Eggs Benedict with 2 poached eggs with black forest ham or smoked salmon served on a grilled english muffin and topped w/ hollandaise sauce $12.50.
Last time scrat and I went to Maximilien for brunch, she had the oeuffs rothchilds which is basically eggs bene with a side of steak. Very tasty.
Posted 16 September 2005 - 09:32 PM