My mama was able to have lunch with me yesterday and chose Donna’s Café in the University of Maryland hospital. Though I had stopped over for a mocha latte before (which ended badly ahaha), I hadn’t eaten lunch there, so I was excited to eat and chat with my mama, of course!
This was such a pleasant lunch! We were in and out in 45 mins, our server was very friendly, and the food was great! If you can try and forget that you’re dining in a hospital, it’s actually a really nice place to meet someone for lunch if you’re in the area.
Not surprisingly, I chose the chicken salad sandwich ($7.95) with sundried tomato mayonnaise, which I thought brought an entirely different flavor to my staple, one that I liked A LOT. The chunks of chicken were hearty, and the sourdough bread was light. It was all a perfect combination. One strange thing was that half of my sandwich had a balsamic dressing, presumably from the greens? Though it didn’t make the sandwich taste bad…it did make the piece of bread incredibly soggy, so it became a bit of a mess. Also, they aren’t messing around with the amount of chicken salad they give you – prepare to have a lot fall onto your plate J The accompanying roasted red and sweet potatoes were a nice touch, I especially liked the rosemary red potatoes, which is always a great flavor combo.
Next time I’d like to try the chicken salad SALAD with pistachios, raisin couscous, greens and a raspberry vinaigrette. That just sounds delightful!