FOOD & WINE

World’s Best Breakfasts: Skinny Minnie Bennie at La Posada de Santa Fe

September 20, 2013
Skinny Minnie Bennie at La Posada de Santa Fe

In the search for the world’s best breakfasts, the Eggs Benedict at La Posada de Santa Fe are a winner. 

Skinny Minnie Bennie at La Posada de Santa Fe

Skinny Minnie Bennie at La Posada de Santa Fe

Some of the world’s best breakfasts attain that status not only because they are tasty and beautiful presented, they’re also healthful and nourishing. With his signature “Global Latin” style, New Mexico’s Chef of the Year Carmen Rodriquez has whipped up a unique breakfast menu at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa that is a fusion of classic Northern New Mexican and American fare.

The extensive and tempting breakfast menu includes such other options as Tres Leches Pan Perdido (French toast) and Huevos Rancheros (fried eggs Mexican-style) with red and green chili sauce on the side.

I opted for the Skinny Minnie Bennie—trying to start the day off right. This creative one-off Eggs Benedict dish features two eggs poached on top of steamed spinach on a plate with asparagus and grilled tomato slices, topped with zesty pico de gallo (sometimes called salsa fresca).

Substituting two beds of spinach for the classic English muffins makes the dish is a bit less calorific, and is just as easy to make at home.

Of course, the unique setting was Santa Fe style, too: This choice for the world’s best breakfasts was served at the resort’s Patio Restaurant on a sunny outdoor patio under a brilliant blue sky shaded by bright red umbrellas. When the air is chilly, the wait staff can fire up the adobe kiva fireplace and turn up the heat lamps.

Patio Restaurant at La Posada de Santa Fe

Patio Restaurant at La Posada de Santa Fe


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This post is part of a link-up on Marcia Maynes’ Foodie Tuesday.

  • Reply
    Cathy Sweeney
    September 21, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    The Eggs Benedict dish looks perfect for me. I love classic Eggs Benedict (and creative versions), but I’m so often disappointed in restaurants that I’m reluctant to order them. But if I get to La Posada de Santa Fe, I’ll order them without hesitation!

  • Reply
    Marcia
    October 4, 2013 at 11:15 am

    What a sunny and cheerful place to have a meal! Your breakfast looks attractive, delicious and nutritious. Bon appetit!

    Thanks for linking up this week, Irene.

  • Reply
    Sheryl
    October 20, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    YUM! Love the name. And the atmosphere doesn’t hurt, either…

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