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Madaleine Mae--UWS (brief review)


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Madaleine Mae--UWS (brief review)

Ora | | Oct 10, 2008 10:16 AM

I ate at Madaleine Mae's the other night. I had such high hopes for this simple menu presented. Upon sitting, we were served 2 pieces of cornbread and a single biscuit for the 2 of us. The cornbread was unremarkable, the biscuit was below average in that it was a bit hard. We each had the $17 pan fried chicken. It came with "rhum mashed potatoes" and a sprinkling of seasoned watercress. I also had one of the rum concotions called a Rhum Cure--$10 in an elongated 1/2 full shot glass. Sadly, I was unimpressed with the food. While the chicken was crisp and well fried (a tad dry though), it simply lacked any whatsoever flavor. Fried chicken can be many things, floavorless isn't on the list. I failed to taste even a hint of rum in sweet potatoes--none could have been there IMO. I make this all the time at home and you can always taste a dash of Myer's or bourbon if truly if added to sweet potatoes in any discernable proportion. The Rhum Cure was strong and nicely spiced--it was the only mildly interesting thing I had there. There's a list of about 10 Rhum Cures on the menu--70% of them were "sold out". The service was good I should mention. Sadly, I would only return to this place for drinks--no food please.

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