Sunday, April 10, 2005

Botanical, South Yarra

They say hollandaise is a great hangover cure. So, if you threw back one too many the night before, head for the Botanical, 169 Domain Road, South Yarra, Tel +613 9820 7888. The Eggs Benedict are superb.

Plan B? Skip the latte and go the Espresso Martini... chilled vodka slightly shaken with a measure of espresso coffee, Sweetener and Mozart Black Chocolate Liqueur served with a small jug of cream. Mmmm... hair of the dog.

I won't bang on too much about the Benedict, but suffice it to say, the eggs were very good, the hollandaise excellent, and the muffins properly toasted (at last). Next time, however, I think I'll have to try the full wood roasted Botanical breakfast, with cheese kransky, smoked bacon, baked beans, black pudding, roasted tomatoes, field mushrooms, toasted muffin and poached eggs. Serious breakfast. Hefty price ($19.50).

15/20 "Best Benedict?"

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