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    Brie + Avocado + Bacon Eggs Benedict

    Last year, for my 30th birthday, my husband and I went for a mini-vacation to Montreal. I was about 6 months pregnant with our third child and we left our older two in Ottawa, with my parents. This was only the second time I had left them overnight and I was definitely anxious. But I knew they were in excellent hands with my parents and it was also comforting knowing we were just under two hours away, if anything happened.

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    We did lots of research before our trip as we wanted to experience some of the best cuisine we could while in MTL. You see, Chris and I are kinda foodies. What’s a foodie, you might ask? Wikipedia describes us as this: “A foodie is a person who has a refined interest in food. A foodie seeks new food experiences as a hobby rather than simply eating out of convenience or hunger.” Yup. That’s us! I never used to be like this…until I met my husband, 13 years ago! He was always into dining out at nice places and exploring new kinds of foods, thanks to his mom. He laughs when he remembers back to first meeting me that my favorite meal was chicken, rice and salad (sound about right, mom?!). I had never tried Thai, Indian, Greek, Sushi…to name a few kinds of cuisines. I can remember, at first, being a little hesitant to dive right in. I actually remember Chris took me to the revolving restaurant, Cloud 9, downtown Vancouver for one of our anniversaries. I ordered the chipotle chicken (surprise, surprise) and I actually began to cry! I had NEVER tasted chicken like that in my life! And I think that’s around the moment when I fell in love with food and broadening my pallet. 

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    So back to our Montreal trip. We basically ate our way through the city and then found some things to do in between meals! We ate at some of the most exquisite places we’ve ever eaten! Tried some of the most mouth-watering meals I’ve ever tasted! We explored some foods we had never tried before and quickly fell in love with them.

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    One of the last places we went for brunch, before we drove back to Ottawa, was called Le Vieux Velo (they don’t seem to have a website, so the link is to their Yelp reviews, which is where we originally found them!) We had read many of the reviews and everyone kept referring to the restaurants famous “B.A.B.” Eggs Benedict. Comments like: the best you’ve ever had, mouth-watering, to die for…these statements got us very intrigued! 

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    So we decided to take the subway from our hotel and check it out. The cafe was very small yet PACKED full of people. We had to wait at the adjoining coffee shop next door before we could be seated. Once we were finally seated, we knew exactly what we wanted…the BAB! 

    Let me tell you this…Chris is an eggs benny connoisseur. It’s his favorite breakfast choice whenever given the option. He has eaten MANY of these in his 30something years of life. And naturally, having been with him for over 13 years, I’ve tried a few too. Let me say, hands down, without a doubt, cross-my-heart, this IS THE BEST. EVER. No questions asked. 

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    We’ve recreated this dish a few times and it is just exquisite! So I knew that when it was time to serve something special for my blog launch party, this was IT! So let’s get down to the details of this piece of perfection!

    What makes this eggs benny so incredible delicious is the perfect pairing of these three contrasting ingredients: brie cheese, avocado and bacon. The creamy, softness off the brie cheese, that warms up slightly when the hot sauce runs down over it…just amazing! Then you add the crisp, saltiness of the bacon…incredible! Followed by the cool, freshness of the avocado…exquisite! These three items, paired together, is pure genius. Your taste buds will soar to new places they’ve never been before! And you will wonder where this dish has been all of your life!

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    What makes up the rest of the eggs benedict are the usuals: english muffins, poached egg and hollandaise sauce. The sauce is really something incredibly tricky to make from scratch. If you want to impress your guests even more than you already are, you can try your hand at making it yourself. However, the packaged ones are also very good and will work just fine. 

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    When it comes to poaching the eggs, my hubby has a few tips to share: 

    1. Use the freshest eggs possible. Older eggs have a tendency to disintegrate in water. If you can’t get farm fresh eggs, put a tbsp of white vinegar in your water.

    2. Use a thermometer in your simmering water. Keep it around 150F.

    3. Gently place the eggs in the water for 5-7 minutes and then immediately plate and serve!

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    Well, there you have it! The best eggs benedict you will ever taste! Why not invite some friends over this weekend and try this out! You will NOT regret it, this I promise you! And let me know how it turns out!

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    Love & Blessings,

    CMartin-Sign

     




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    30 Comments

  • Reply Jo-Anne January 16, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Yep. Our traditional chicken, rice & salad. I have added new meals to our weekly menu. Then, we must not forget to mention our weekly visits to Swiss Chalet. Still dad’s favorite.

    • Reply Christine January 16, 2015 at 2:53 pm

      And I still love that combo, Mom, but glad we’ve all expanded our horizons!

  • Reply Sam @ PancakeWarriors May 21, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Sounds simply amazing. Eggs Benedict at home is a commitment – congrats for having this down to a science by now 🙂 I’d love to serve something like this to friends – beautiful!

    • Reply Christine May 21, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      It really is a treat, not a weekly meal in our home!! xox

  • Reply Annie @ Annie's Noms May 21, 2015 at 10:57 am

    This looks so delicious! LOVE the avocado on there too!

    • Reply Christine May 21, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      The avocado is a game changer! Make it so cool and refreshing! xox

  • Reply April May 21, 2015 at 10:59 am

    I have never had eggs benedict. I will have to try this. My husband has been begging me to make them. Thank you so much for the great instructions!

    • Reply Christine May 21, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      My pleasure April! Come back and let us know how they turned out! xox

  • Reply Terri May 21, 2015 at 11:17 am

    yum, this makes me hungry

    • Reply Christine May 21, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      So good! xox

  • Reply Pegi May 21, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Can I skip the eggs and just eat the avocado and brie? Yum!

    • Reply Christine May 21, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      Sure! You can do that if you prefer! So yummy! xox

  • Reply Tricia May 21, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Yum! That sounds so delicious. I love all the pictures too.

    • Reply Christine May 22, 2015 at 9:44 pm

      Thank you Tricia! It really is so amazing! xox

  • Reply Jasmine May 21, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    This looks so good.!!!!

    • Reply Christine May 22, 2015 at 9:44 pm

      IT IS!!! You gotta try it! xox

  • Reply Meg @ Green With Decor May 21, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Wow, this looks delicious! Love Brie and avocado on just about anything!

    • Reply Christine May 22, 2015 at 9:44 pm

      RIGHT?! Completely agree Meg! xox

  • Reply Amanda @ Old House to New Home May 21, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    What a delicious combination!! I will have to try this!

    • Reply Christine May 22, 2015 at 11:35 pm

      It really is! Let me know how you like it Amanda! Thanks for stopping by! xox

  • Reply Amanda Marie May 21, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    YUM! Those look absolutely amazing!The trio you used to describe the taste and flavor! WoW! I have become a foodie myself in the past few years working at different and new restaurants! It sounded like you had such a fun time eating and not having to worry about the kids! Glad ya’ll enjoyed! Have a fun weekend! P.S. The pictures are amazing, you captured that mouth watering part!!!

    • Reply Christine May 22, 2015 at 11:36 pm

      Thanks Amanda! Isn’t food the best?! I love loving food! Ha! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend yourself! xox

  • Reply Meggs May 21, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    This looks amazing! I love anything with avocado these days!

    • Reply Christine May 22, 2015 at 11:36 pm

      Right?! So do we! Especially my 1 year old, he’s obsessed! xox

  • Reply Bree Talks May 22, 2015 at 12:44 am

    Yum! I’ve never poached eggs before and those pictures are gorgeously delicious! Well done. Pinning so I can come back and learn to poach eggs from your talented husband.

    • Reply Christine May 22, 2015 at 9:47 pm

      Awesome! Thanks Bree! xox

  • Reply Ashleigh May 22, 2015 at 1:59 am

    Sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing this! xx

    • Reply Christine May 22, 2015 at 9:47 pm

      My pleasure! xox

  • Reply Brooke Knipp May 22, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Chipotle chicken made you cry! 😀 That’s fantastic. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE eggs benedict, too. This looks so delicious! Brie, yes please. Avocado, I don’t know why they aren’t on everything. Bacon, yes please. Eggs benedict, duh. Thanks for sharing! 🙂 🙂

    • Reply Christine May 22, 2015 at 11:39 pm

      Lol! True story, friend! And that’s a great question about avocado’s! We are all kinda obsessed, especially Jude! Happy weekend! xox

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