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On April 16th, National Eggs Benedict Day celebrates a long favored breakfast or brunch dish. Eggs Benedict consists of poached eggs with Hollandaise sauce and Canadian bacon or ham on English muffin halves.

There are two different stories as to how Eggs Benedict came to be.

  • In 1894 stockbroker Lemuel Benedict ordered “buttered toast, poached eggs, crisp bacon, and a side of Hollandaise” at the Waldorf Hotel. They were so impressed with the dish that they put it on the menu, substituting ham and English muffins in place of the bacon and toast.

  • In the early 18th century, Pope Benedict XIII liked an egg dish so much that he requested it time and time again. Many believe that Pope Benedict XIII had an illness that added to his desire for this particular egg dish, hence the name Eggs Benedict.

Some restaurants serve their own versions of Eggs Benedict. Mix it up by substituting the ham for salmon or corned beef. Add sliced tomatoes or steamed asparagus. Replace the English muffin with thick, crusty toast or thin, crisp bagels. The important elements with Eggs Benedict are properly poached eggs and a perfect hollandaise sauce. When the yolk and sauce blend with all the other ingredients, this meal is divine.

At Charred Oaks Inn a guest favorite is our Italian Bennie - Italian inspired Eggs Benedict with poached eggs and prosciutto on toasted Italian bread topped with Pesto Hollandaise and fresh chopped basil and served with a side of marinated tomatoes.

A made-to-order breakfast is served daily from 8:00a.m. to 10a.m. Our menus change daily to take advantage of fresh, seasonal products.

This boutique inn, open year round, is a BnBFinder Diamond Member; a member of Select Registry's Distinguished Inns of North America, and the Bed and Breakfast Association of Kentucky. Located in Horse Country close to many of the area's 450 horse farms and on the bourbon trail near Buffalo Trace Distillery, Woodford Reserve, Four Roses, Wild Turkey and James E. Pepper, Charred Oaks Inn is the perfect place for a home-away-from-home getaway.


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