- Caroline1 Nov 1, 2010 03:05 AM
What would you think if you went to a nice restaurant and ordered Eggs Benadict, and were served this:
I don't want to make any possibly prejudicial remarks up front, but I am curious about the ties between our expectations and surprise. What would yours be?
Depends upon the circumstances.
If I was expecting a regular version I would be disappointed. I love EB, and it is hard to satisfy that particular craving with anything else.
If I was dining at a place where I was aware of the style, then I would be ready to enjoy their riff on an old standard. This type of dining is fun and often delicious, but it is not a style I want to experience daily.
Sort of like film - some days you are in a mood for something very arty and cerebral, other days you really just want to see an old fav for the umpteenth time.
When I want EB, I want the real deal: English muffin, Canadian Bacon/ham, poached egg and Hollandaise sauce. Sprig of parsley and orange twist optional. I'd be sadly disappointed to be served this. But then I wouldn't be inclined to order it at a restaurant that specializes in deconstruction and molecular gastronomy... :-)