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Eggs Benedict @ ABC, Napa

Melanie Wong | Apr 11, 2005 04:03 AM

Yesterday I headed to Soscol Cafe for the first meal of the day. But I got there too late --- it closes at 1pm on Sundays. Next I drove west to ABC, where the blackboard offered up Eggs Benedict ($13.95) for brunch. How could I not order the dish of the moment?

The poached eggs were perfect with tender whites and just enough ooze to the yolks. Instead of Canadian bacon, thickish slices of grilled ham provided the meat layer. The thick hollandaise sauce was golden yellow, nearly orange in color, with a rich flavor that spoke of unadulterated egg yolks and butter. The unique part of the composition was the thick housemade English muffin, dense and moist with many voids to catch the hollandaise. Home fries made with sweet and waxy red potatoes were crusty and so good. With a bottle of french lemonade, this repast set me back $21 with tax and tip making it a splurge financially as well as calorie-wise.

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