Eggs Benedict: Origin Stories of a Famous Breakfast

Eggs benedict are among the most popular items that can be found on a restaurant’s brunch menu. The next time you order eggs benedict for your breakfast, consider the origins of this iconic dish. Eggs benedict are rumored to have been created by Chef Charles Ranhofer in the 1860s. Ranhofer ran the kitchen at Delmonico’s Restaurant, which was the oldest restaurant in the United States. When a regular customer, Mrs. LeGrand Benedict, claimed that she could not find a breakfast item that suited her fancy, Chef Ranhofer invented eggs benedict. With its fluffy muffins, poached eggs, and creamy sauce, the dish became an instant hit.

If you are craving eggs benedict for your next brunch, make a reservation at Salt and Pepper by calling (281) 347-6803. Along with our steakhouse dinner menu, we also offer daily breakfast and brunch specials. When you and your friends have brunch at our restaurant, you are sure to be thrilled with the quality of our service and the freshness of our menu items.