Today I had the pleasure of lunching with Il Divo at the Daily Review Cafe. This was my first visit to the Cafe, so I was very excited.
After looking at the menu, I had narrowed my lunch selection to about…10 choices. After talking to the waiter and Il Divo, I ordered the Southern Chicken Fried Chicken. Now, I should point out that Il Divo practically forced me to order this, then he proceeded to order the ever-dainty crab cakes. Thanks, Il Divo! 😉 All said and done, the food was fabulous.
The chicken fried chicken was delicious – moist and tender while maintaining its integrity on the outside. The breading was perfect and paired nicely with the delicate cream gravy. The chicken was served with mashed potatoes, black-eyed peas and the corn – although you will notice that I substituted green beans for the corn. Hey, a girl has got to have her greens! This was a lot of food and I ended up only able to eat half of the steak and potatoes and all of the green beans. I am not sure if it was Il Divo’s intoxicating stories or sense of humor, but I paid little attention to the overall ambience of the restaurant. So much so, that I almost didn’t notice 2 friends sitting right next to us. Fortunately, I noticed them and said “hello!” before Il Divo got out-of-hand with his outlandish stories! 😆 I really enjoyed by food and the delightful company. Hopefully I will make it back again soon!