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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Donna's Cafe, University of Maryland Hospital

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!

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theminx said...

I used to get the pistachio chicken salad at the Donna's in The Gallery - it was always terrific. But the last time I had it was at UMMS and it wasn't so fab. While you had a good sandwich and service this time, next time you might not be so lucky. I find the kitchen at UMMS to be very erratic.

And the coffee sucks. Once upon a time (like 15 years ago) it was great.

Nakiya @ Taste of Baltimore said...

ahahaha that mocha I had still gives me nightmares. My sandwich was great this time though!

Jenny B said...

I just came from Donna's and had the Salmon Filet salad. It was $12.95 so it's like the most expensive thing on the menu, but honestly it was worth it. Their pesto vinaigrette is great and they provided a HUGE portion of salmon for the salad. :)

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