A few friends and I recently headed out to Old Town Alexandria, VA, for The Majestic's Sunday Dinner. Every month they have a different set menu for a family-style Sunday dinner, with May's being "My Mother's Civilized Picnic": Fried Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Creamy Coleslaw, Sauteed Spinach, Buttermilk Biscuits, and Strawberry Shortcake for dessert. Sounded like a fantastic menu, and we were all excited to EAT!
But first... since we were a little early, S and I stopped in Lavender Moon Cupcakery to see if they were open so we could pick up some cupcakes. I can't remember if I mentioned it on my blog before, but I tried to come here once before, and they were closed (sold out), unfortunately. Luckily, this time around they were open and had a bunch of cupcakes for us to choose from. I bought a Flourless chocolate cupcake with sea salt and almonds to bring home. S got four to take home: Chocolate peanut butter fudge, lemon coconut, triple chocolate, and berry. I ate my cupcake two days later- the frosting was delicious and I loved the texture of the almonds and the slight sea salt flavor to bring out the rich chocolate. This was a fantastic cupcake and I'm really glad I got to try it!
Ok, back to the Majestic dinner. It was pretty much torture to sit and watch all of the plates come out of the pass, each one not being our dinner, haha. Finally we got our food, which included a huge platter of fried chicken, and all of the side dishes as well. The fried chicken smelled fantastic, and had a crisp, crunchy skin that yielded a really juicy, delicious chicken. I try to not make a habit of eating fried chicken that often but this was definitely worth working out earlier in the day for! I liked the other side dishes as well, especially the cute little mini biscuits. The steamed spinach was pretty blah and didn't have much flavor, unfortunately. I totally would've been happy with just the chicken and no sides, to be honest- haha!
Dessert was a strawberry shortcake, and the presentation was v. pretty. The strawberries were delicious, but I have to say that the shortcake itself tasted really dry and unappetizing to me. I ate the strawberries and the whipped cream, and left most of the shortcake behind, unfortunately. Overall, this was a fun way to enjoy dinner with friends, in a cozy, friendly atmosphere. The chicken was really tasty and I would definitely order fried chicken here again, if it was offered on their regular menu. All in all, a fun and yummy night in Old Town Alexandria!