The Hush Puppy Benedict from Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ has hush puppy cakes, southern ham, crunchy chicken tenders, and poached eggs. Of course that is all cloaked with a luscious Hollandaise sauce. It’s so perfectly Southern!
One of my favorite places to eat at Disney Springs is Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’. They serve the best comfort food. Basically, everything has that Southern charm to it. The meals are delicious and the servings are hearty.
The whole entire Brunch Menu is incredible. It’s a good mix of sweet and savory breakfast and lunch dishes. Some of the best ones are ones that a themselves a sweet & salty combinations like the Fried Chicken and Doughnuts. I was so tempted to order that, but my favorite brunch dish is Eggs Benedict, so I had to give their’s a try.
I had visited Homecomin’ while I was on the Toy Story media trip last September for an incredible dinner. Everything we had was fantastic. I practically had to be rolled away from there. The fluffy biscuits, the fried chicken, the cakes, the everything!!!! Especially, the bourbon cocktails!
Our most recent visit, was earlier this month to celebrate my Mom’s 60th Birthday. It was a wonderful weekend that ended with brunch at Homecomin’.
Homecomin’ hosts brunch on Saturday and Sunday, so you have 2 great opportunities to enjoy brunch every weekend. The menu helps you ‘Rise and Shine’ for a great day. Great food, and even better cocktails! It’s all so scrumptious because it features delicious Southern favorites with a great twist. Chef Art Smith is truly talented.
Church Lady Deviled Eggs
Having previously been to Homecomin’, I knew that we had to order their Church Lady Deviled Eggs ($12) this time. As soon as we walked in the door Autumn started talking about how we needed to order some “Doubled Eggs”. She was practically chanting at the table until I ordered them.
Let’s be honest here, I don’t really like deviled eggs… BUT I love them here. I ate one and I would have had another had I not ordered a giant plate of deliciousness for my entree.
These deviled eggs are so creamy, with an almost velvety soft whipped filling. They are topped with some crumbled bacon because bacon makes everything better! 🙂
Short Rib Hash
My mom was in the mood to try the Short Rib Hash ($22) because it sounded really good with the fresno peppers. The hash was loaded up with tender chunks of potatoes, corn, and the peppers. No two bites were the same. Yum!
The hash came with 2 eggs on top, which my mom ordered over easy. They were still runny, but set nicely. The yolk mixed well with the hash with every bite.
The breakfast came with a fluffy biscuit and my mom ordered the hash with potato gratin mash. The biscuit was light, fluffy, and had a nice crumbly texture. It was so tender. The potato grain mash was super cheesy and delicious- quite the indulgence for her birthday.
Kid’s Chicken Tender Meal
There are some kids options on the brunch menu, but several on the regular kids menu as well. Autumn opted to enjoy something savory, instead of the French Toast or Junior Farmer’s Plate.
It should be no surprise that she ordered the tried and true favorite- chicken tenders ($10). Obviously, these chicken tenders are far superior than any other tenders you get at your local restaurant. They chicken tenders are a perfect pairing of crunchy coating with tender chicken. The flavorful coating is so crispy, you can hear the crunch when you take a bite.
Autumn had the mashed potatoes and veggies (carrots and peas) with the tenders. Apparently she has never mixed them together before because she went on and on about how wonderful that was. OMG, kids are too funny!
The Hush Puppy Benedict
Eggs Benedict is my favorite brunch dish because it’s in incredible combination of elements that go so perfectly well together. I can make a killer waffle and loaded omelet at home, but I’m not going to try to whip up Eggs Benny- I let the professionals handle that for me.
It became instantly clear that I needed to try the Hush Puppy Benedict ($20) when I read it on the menu. It’s described as “Chef Art’s spin on the classic, with housemade hush puppy cakes topped with fried chicken tenders, poached eggs, griddled country ham, and pimento Hollandaise.”
The Hush Puppy Eggs Benedict was so good. Like, lick your plate clean amazing. Every element went together so well, creating the perfect brunch dish. Plus, it just looked so beautiful.
Hush puppy cakes are a creative way of building the foundation of the dish. They were really flavorful and were jam packed full of delicious meal corn kernels, and herbs.
The slice of griddled country ham helped make it even more Southern in nature. It was a fun twist on the traditional Canadian bacon.
Lastly, the chicken tenders were crispy and crunchy. Dipping them into the flowing yolk and velvety Hollandaise sauce made for a wonderful bite.
My only criticism was that my poached eggs was very much under done to my liking. I love runny eggs- a bliss!- but this was way under done in that the white was just set. There was quite a bit of white that was still clear on one of my eggs. Nothing earth shattering to ruin the dish, but I’m here to give some honest feedback.
I ordered the grits for my side and they might have been the best grits I’ve ever had. And I have had my far share of grits, so I’m not just saying “ooo these are the best ever!” and I’ve only had grits 3x before. No, no no, trust me! They are wonderful. They were
Humming Bird Cake
Somehow, we saved a bit of room for some birthday cake. No matter how full you are you need to have some cake on your birthday- I’m pretty sure that is a fact somewhere. Especially, when it’s Art Smith’s Hummingbird Cake ($12).
Hummingbird Cake is a banana-pineapple spice cake topped with cream cheese frosting. Basically, it’s an irresistible Southern favorite!
Our amazing server, Danielle, brought over the cake with a candle for my mom to make a wish. (I certainly was wishing my shorts had some stretch at that point. LOL!)
It was a fantastic way to end our wonderful meal and weekend together celebrating my mom.
Be sure to ask about the special discounts that are available to Cast Members, Tables in Wonderland, and First Responders/Military. Ask your server for details.
As well, you should definitely take a drink to go so you can enjoy that while you walk around Disney Springs. You better get those steps in, you just filled up on some incredible food!
I enjoyed a Jet Rumshine Punch ($13), which is a combination of the Blue Hooch cocktail and the Rumshine Punch cocktail. It was so dang good. I found it pretty sweet, but it went down so smoothly. It was the sort of drink that could get you into some trouble. It made me wish that I was sitting by the pool, enjoying the hot summer sun. Sipping it while doing some post brunch shopping, worked just as well.
I highly recommend Homecomin’ for an amazing brunch. Also, be sure to check them out for dinner because that is just as wonderful too!
EGGS BENEDICT RATING
Hush Puppy Cakes Muffin– 20/20 pts
Chicken Fingers and Ham– 20/20 pts
Poached Egg– 18/25 pts
Hollandaise- 25/25 pts
Grits– 10/10 pts
TOTAL: 93/100 PTS
Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
1602 East Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
I enjoyed a complimentary meal at Homecomin’, however I provided gratuity. As well, as always, all opinions are completely my own.
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