There’s many stories on who invented this wonderful dish, but we’ll stick to the one that involves alcohol. Lemuel Benedict had wandered into the Waldorf Hotel back in 1894. Hoping to find a cure for his morning hangover, ordered buttered toast, poached eggs, crisp bacon, and a hooker of hollandaise sauce, (or was it a hooker and hollandaise sauce). The maître d’hôtel, Oscar Tschirky was impressed by this dish and put it on the menu. Substituting ham for bacon, and an English muffin for the toast.
For those of you that wake up early enough to go for breakfast, order up a Bloody Mary to go along with your Eggs Benedict.