Benedict’s Catering was born in 2003 after Dawn Kennington-Bejar decided to take things into her own hands and create a catering company that she was always looking for when planning corporate events. She first ran the business out of her home kitchen but as things got busy, she was able to create a wildly successful catering company and open up a store front for weekend brunching. Open Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 2pm on the corner of Bell and 56th St or you can contact them anytime for catering needs.
I stopped by on Sunday with Toddler K and we sat outside on the patio, worked on our puzzle and watched as locals filtered in and out of the restaurant. Families enjoying their brunch and people rushing in and out to grab their morning coffee fix. Toddler K has a dairy allergy so we stuck with the basics for him, you know, bacon, avocado, toast with freshly made jam, roasted potatoes and lemonade. He always insists that I take a picture of his food, since I usually don’t because we have to order random sides instead of an actual menu item. This time I obliged. I on the other hand enjoyed tasting a couple of their dishes that Dawn suggested.
The restaurant is called Benedict’s, it would be a shame to pass on trying one of their benedict’s dishes. I opted for the California, which came out on sourdough bread topped with prosciutto, tomatoes, avocado, poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce. The Arizona also looked intriguing with corn biscuits topped with chorizo, poached eggs, and avocado tomatillo sauce, if anybody has tried this, let me know what you thought! They also have an array of omlettes and mouth watering egg sandwiches. Everything from Croque Monsieur to a chorizo scramble. I think it would be hard to go wrong with any of those choices.
But let’s not forget about all the other carb goodness she offers, berry crepes, challah french toast or the bread pudding waffle I indulged in. A single waffle soaked in caramel and vanilla custard and griddled until light and crispy and then topped with fresh berries and then I drizzled it with real maple syrup. They have plenty of fresh pastries to try as well, perfect for ordering when you grab your coffee to go. I sipped on an iced coffee during my breakfast and can’t wait to head back with the whole family to try a few more dishes. This is one of those restaurants that the locals know about and want to keep to themselves but I think you deserve to know about them too! Head in their for brunch this weekend and tell them Arizona Foodie sent you and then please, let me know what you think.