I debated and debated whether or not to share the great secret I experienced this past Monday… Palena, one of my favorite spots in the city, is now open on Mondays with the cafe menu available in the entire restaurant!
If you haven’t been to Palena, I’m not sure what you’re waiting for! While the tasting menu available in the back of the restaurant Tuesday – Saturday is pretty incredible, my true love is the cafe menu – available in the front of the restaurant and at the bar.
From the moistest, most flavorful roast half chicken (takes 50 minutes to cook, you must be patient) to the fry plate heaping with onion rings, french fries, dauphine potatoes and fried lemon slices, the simplest of ingredients come together to be some of my favorites at Palena.
Monday, quickly and quietly make your way to Clevland Park – the kitchen’s open from 5:30 – 10:00pm and get in on what’s still a secret – it’s not even on the website yet!