As it has become a custom of ours, we looked at the calendar this month to share with you some of those National Days that catch our attention. On Saturday, April 16 the US celebrated National Eggs Benedict Day, seriously! Well, I am partial to Eggs Benedict so a declaration worthy of mention. As always, besides bringing some bullet-proof internet recipes for you to prepare at home, we will also give you our liquid pairing suggestion, and yes, you guessed correctly, it is going to involve some sherry wine or beverage.
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PAIRING: EGG BENEDICT
Full Ingredients list
- 8 slices of bacon or 4 slices of Canadian bacon
- 4 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons white or rice vinegar
- 2 English muffins
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, for garnish
- 10 tablespoons unsalted butter (if using salted butter, omit the added salt)
- 3 large egg yolks
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Dash cayenne or Tabasco sauce
WHEN IS NATIONAL EGG BENEDICT DAY?
National Eggs Benedict Day takes place each year on April 16th.
We don’t know why and there are not references to why April 16th was the day to celebrate this dish however we encourage you to not to wait until next April 16th to enjoy this fabulous meal.
ORIGINS OF THE EGG BENEDICT
We found more than one theory about the origins of Eggs Benedict, but we like this one and will grant it favor:
“In the early 18th century, Pope Benedict XIII liked an egg dish so much that he requested it time and time again. Many believe that Pope Benedict XIII had an illness that added to his desire for this particular egg dish, hence the name Eggs Benedict.”
If you would like to learn more about who Pope Benedict XIII was, click here.
SHERRY PAIRINGS WITH EGG BENEDICT – PAIRING VERMOUTH ROSÉ SPRITZ WITH EGG BENEDICT
As promised, we are going to recommend a cocktail for this special time that fits like a glove. To us, it makes total sense; not only are we on the weekend—when cocktails during brunch have become an organic choice for many Americans—, but also, many wines (particularly red) may be somewhat challenged by the Eggs Benedict’s runny, rich, and super creamy texture. So, the cocktail it is! Here you go, Lustau Vermut Rosé Spritz:
- 2 oz Lustau Vermut Rosé
- 3 oz parts of your favorite tonic water
- Pink grapefruit wheel
- Fill your large wine glass with plenty of ice.
- Add Lustau Vermut Rosé and top with tonic water
- Gently stir until both parts are properly interlaced.
- Garnish with a pink grapefruit wheel