Tag Archives: Essence Nov – Jan 2015

Chef Eamon Lee’s 8 Favorite Brunch Spots

brunch spots

What is the “new” description of brunch? It’s no longer the “belly up to the big steamy all-you-can-eat buffet that leaves you with regret.” Customers today are looking for an a la carte menu with reinvented comfort foods and artisanal ingredients. Fresh, new, exciting flavors are being crafted, but they are being presented in an approachable way with a relaxed ...

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15 Variations of Eggs Benedict

eggs benedict

At one time, a chef had 100 pleats in his hat to signify the 100 ways he knew how to prepare eggs. Regardless of how many pleats are in your hat, there are endless ways to cook an egg. Eggs help inspire menus from traditional comfort classics to innovative dishes that make a bold culinary statement. Eggs Benedict is a ...

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The Brunch Revival

Brunch Trends

Brunch is, of course, a blend of “breakfast” and ” lunch” and is thought to have originated in Britain in the late 19th century as a hangover meal served on Sundays for people who overindulged on Saturday nights. In 1895, Mr. Guy Beringer extolled the virtues of brunch in an article he wrote: “Instead of England’s early Sunday dinner, a ...

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Cheesy Breakfast Sandwiches

cheese breakfast sandwiches

A breakfast sandwich is typically made showcasing any type of bread, egg, protein, vegetable, and cheese. Breakfast sandwiches speak directly to both consumer needs and wants for value and portability, as well as operator goals of a high-margin menu item. It is also a great opportunity to get creative with innovative ingredient pairings. Chefs can focus on regional varieties, or ...

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Customer Spotlight: The Revelry, Branca & Buffalo Proper


If you are looking to have a unique and exemplary dining experience, we would like to introduce three establishments that bring you a historical charm and hospitable ambiance combined with a fresh modern twist on old cuisines and beverages. Owner Josh Miles developed three concepts that all inherit a traditional home-grown appeal and combine it with chic and sophisticated entrees ...

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