When I first heard of International Waffle Day, my first thought was “ wow, they have a day for everything” but when I found out that Grand Lux Café was serving up Chicken & Waffles I was deeply grateful that I now had a reason to indulge in one of my favorite meals.
On Saturdays and Sundays from 11am -2pm, Grand Lux Café offers their Weekend Brunch Menu which is stocked full of tasty drinks, omelets, breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, French toast, and you guessed it - waffles. In honor of International Waffle Day which is March 25th, I took a trip to Grand Lux Café to try their Chicken and Waffles menu option. After grazing over their brunch menu, I came across The Grand Mimosa cocktail – orange juice, sparkling white wine, and Grand Mariner. It didn’t take much to realized that was a brunch cocktail that I had to try. The Grand Mimosa was crisp and sweet but the orange juice added a freshness that balanced the drink perfectly.
Now that I think about it, The Grand Mimosa was the perfect distraction as I waited for my Chicken and Waffles, which ended up being worth the wait! Grand Lux Café’s Chicken was lightly seasoned, extra crunchy, and piled high on top of a fluffy, golden waffle that was lightly dusted in powdered sugar. This dish is also topped pecans and served with a side of maple-butter syrup. Although I’m a foodie, I must admit that I HATE nuts so I opted out of getting the pecans but the dish was still super delicious. The crunchiness of the chicken paired with the soft waffle created the perfect texture combinations.
After the meal, I was so stuffed! Due to the healthy portions that Grand Lux provides, I had to take the rest of my food to go. I highly recommend that you head to your closest Grand Lux Café and give their Chicken and Waffles a try, even if you can’t make it for International Waffle Day.
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