Did you know today is National Eggs Benedict Day? That’s right, April 16 marks a special day devoted to poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce. I was thrilled when I received an invite from Napa Valley Grille Westwood to come celebrate this glorious occasion at their weekend brunch. My pal (& birthday twin) Sara from Matchbox Kitchen and I received a warm welcome upon our arrival, which was soon followed by two glasses of NVG’s bottomless mimosas.
Upon reading the menu it was obvious what kind of brunch we were into, Benedicts galore! Serving small brunch plates for under $5.75 there many options to sample, especially if you go with friends or family. Sara and I ordered the following Benedict delights: Smoked Salmon Benedict, Crab Cake Benedict, Vegetable Benedict, and the Steak Hash Benedict. To diversify our plates we also threw in some Chimichurri Fries and a Chopped Chicken Cobb. The Benedicts were all tasty but we both agreed that the smoked salmon paired with goat cheese and roasted tomato hollandaise was the best of the bunch. The crab cakes were a close runner-up, made with delicious fresh crabmeat, spinach and micro herbs. A worthy mention, especially for all my vegetarian friends was the vegetable, prepared with a vibrant portabello mushroom. If you are anything like me and always struggle with choosing which kind of Benedict dish to order, Napa Valley Grille’s small plates is the answer to your brunch predicament!
What about the fries? I am sure some of you are dying to know from the photo alone. Though the chimichurri flavor was not as bold as I expected, the crispness and faint taste of herbs made for an enjoyable nosh – definitely a solid fry worth the attention.
Napa Valley Grille
1100 Glendon Ave # 100
Los Angeles, CA 90024