Welcome back and thanks for following my tasty travels! Today’s post is the last part of my 3 day vacation in Westerly, Rhode Island and the focus is on my favorite meal: breakfast! Now, those of you that have been reading know that I love a good egg at, well, anytime really. Leave it to me to find the best eggs in town at, the aptly named, The Cooked Goose.
The Cooked Goose is a favorite with locals and tourists alike, which means if you want breakfast before 9 you need to be there at 7:30. I know what you’re thinking, “Why in the world would anyone get up before 9 on vacation?” Because you can sleep on the beach, that’s why.
We arrived at the Goose and were able to seat ourselves, no need to wait. We walked past the display cases loaded with salads, pastas, and desserts; each looking better than the next. Once seated our server came right over to bring us coffee and menus. With the light colored wood, sunny windows and corner fireplace the place delivers a quaint, farmhouse feel.
As I scanned the menu I quickly realized that a second trip would be in order. There were too many salivating selections from which to choose. Side note: we came here all three days. The variations on eggs Benny caught my eye, particularly the Cajun: two poached eggs on top of tomato, Andouille sausage and grilled cornbread with a dollop of Old Bay seasoned Hollandaise. This is also known as perfection. I’m really not kidding, read it for yourself,
I never would have thought to put Old Bay in Hollandaise but now I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t. I thought the spice palate of the sausage and seasoning might conflict but they were very well paired. I also don’t think I can have cornbread any other way but grilled now. It’s just not nearly as interesting or tasty. This dish utterly surpassed anything I could have ever hoped for from eggs Benedict.
Here’s the problem: I should have quit while I was ahead because nothing else was remotely close to the well composed Cajun Benedict. Like the Vanilla Almond French toast I had the next day just fell flat. The flavor was good but sprinkling almonds over toast does not a meal make. They needed to be candied or blended into some kind of coating. See? Ruined.
Nashua, New Hampshire may have the most breakfast places per square mile but I can promise you there are no eggs Benedict quite like The Cooked Goose. Until the next dish (which may be a bit with the new job situation so bear with me), ciao!