100 Favorite Dishes: No. 8, Harriet Brasserie's crab cake Benedict
A bistro brunch classic done the French-Brazilian way
Courtesy Harriet Brasserie
Instead of your basic English muffin, this Benedict starts with a sweet, summery-tasting white corn blini -- the fancy brunch version of a silver dollar pancake. That elegant base is topped with a perfectly crunchy, generously crabby crab cake that's elevated even further by a softly poached egg. Finally, for spice and smokiness there's a duo of sauces. The first is a frothy, creamy emulsion of avocado and bacon, reminiscent of guacamole but with a looser consistency, and the other is a roasted poblano hollandaise that you will want to slurp up with a spoon. Settle in with a Kir Royale or a beermosa (yes, a beer mimosa -- it's better than it sounds) and start your weekend off elegantly.
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