Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Libertine Fried Chicken

Unfortunately, the Libertine has closed.

I am pretty sure writing about a restaurant three times is unprecedented on the STLCheesegirl blog, but I just had to share that I finally made it in to The Libertine for Josh Galliano’s famous fried chicken.

I got on the mailing list and followed The Libertine on Facebook so I would know exactly when the next Fried Chicken dinner would be. (A friend also forwarded me an email just in case!) It appears the fried chicken dinners occur the second Sunday of every month, one of the Sunday Supper specials. It turned out to be the kickoff of my birthday week!

My friends and I started off the three-course, prix fixe dinner for $30 with each of us trying one of their unique cocktails. If nothing else, you should certainly try The Libertine a few times just for their interesting drink list. These Sunday Suppers also list  a special cocktail of the night, but we ended up ordering off of the main list since there are so many to try.

After starting off with a Citrus Salad, I couldn’t wait to get to the Southern Fried Chicken main course. The skin has a very crispy flavor, with very little grease. Everyone gets half a chicken, so you could easily split a dinner, but mostly because I filled up quickly on the creamy grits and spinach madeleine.

Fried Chicken, Spinach Madeleine, and Grits
Another reason I should have immediately stopped halfway…the third course, dessert, was a slice of King Cake with your choice of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream a la mode.

An amazing dinner, while worthy of a birthday, you don’t need to wait for a special occasion to try this place out!


The Libertine =

Photo by Patience Scanlon

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