Eggs Benedict: The History and the Current Dish – A Zia Diner Menu Item Fixture



One of the best breakfast dishes hands down is Eggs Benedict. We’re talking delicious buttery flavor, poached eggs, ham and hollandaise sauce on an English muffin served with hash browns. Yum! But how did this breakfast favorite come into being?

The origins of Eggs Benedict are a mystery, especially since there are several stories floating around. First, Wall Street executive Lemuel Benedict, said he intuitively ordered the dish in 1894 at the Waldorf Hotel as a cure for a hangover. In 1967, New York Times columnist Craig Claiborne said he received the recipe from friend who had been living in Paris. And Mrs. Le Grand Benedict is credited with creating the dish after being bored with the typical Delmonico menu selections around the 1860s.

The true Eggs Benedict creator may remain hidden forever. Perhaps not knowing make it that much better? People have tried to add their own twist the dish like using quail eggs, smoked tuna or biscuits. Yet, for the true Eggs Benedict aficionado, there’s nothing like the real thing. Perfectly poached eggs, salty ham and English muffin topped with a bit of heaven.

Eggs Benedict is a Zia Diner menu fixture, classic and a delicious dish that patrons really enjoy.

Eggs Benedict  Poached eggs, ham and hollandaise on an English muffin served with hash browns GF* 11.95

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict  Poached eggs with house-smoked salmon and hollandaise on an English muffin served with hash browns GF* $14.95

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