Monday, October 19, 2015

Head to Old Town Alexandria for “Sunday Supper” at the Majestic Cafe

From our friends at the Majestic Cafe...

Southern food fans can indulge in Executive Chef Lisa Frantz’ Sunday Supper specials at Old Town Alexandria favorite the Majestic Cafe, located at 911 King Street in Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, beginning November 1st.

Topping the list of offerings is Frantz’ Fried Chicken, from a recipe she has perfected over the last nine years, served with aMartha’s” buttermilk biscuits, and apple spiced fall chutney, and her Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf, with cherry tomato jam, brown butter sage whipped potatoes, or a weekly vegetarian option such as Kabocha Squash Ravioli or Greens & Grits, served with a bottomless Basket of Biscuits with honey butter, two seasonal side dishes chosen by the chef, all you can eat Mixed Green Salad, unlimited house-made lemonade and iced tea and a home-style shareable dessert, not available on the daily menu, such as Seasonal Fruit Cobbler, Black Bottom Pie, or a Big A** Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie for $24 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Sunday Supper is offered from 5 PM to 10 PM, along with Frantz’ enticing new fall menu delights.

Alexandria Restaurant Partners’ Corporate Chef Graham Duncan is excited about the way Frantz blends tradition with what’s happening right now in a style that is both timeless and up to the moment, as she crafts classic dishes with a Southern twist. “Lisa always surprises me with how much southern soul she puts into her menus, how she beautifully balances traditional dishes with contemporary technique. She says her main inspiration comes from her Uncle Custice, and Aunt Martha.”

New menu standouts rolling out this fall at The Majestic Cafe’s dinner menu include Farmstead Pate, Fields of Athenry chicken liver, drunken cherry compote, Devil’s Backbone stone ground beer mustard, summer’s harvest pickled vegetables, grilled baguette ($8); Roasted Bone Marrow, Virginia whiskey barrel smoked, with parsley lemon sea salt, grilled baguette ($11); Winter Radish & Apple Salad, escarole, sage vinaigrette, tangerine lace ($9); Roasted Golden Beet Salad, toasted farro, whipped goat cheese, mustard shoots ($8);Virginia Whiskey Barrel Smoked Ribs, Papa Weaver’s Pork, Wasmund’s Whiskey, winter citrus salad ($24); Pan Seared Sea Bass, with roasted butternut squash & sage pesto farro ($26)and Cheerwine Braised Shortribs, with cornbread puree, roasted baby vegetables ($25). Side dishes to round out the menu include Cauliflower Risotto, with parmesan bread crumb, white anchovy oil ($14); Bread Pudding with  Surryano Virginia Ham, broccoli rabe ($6).

The Majestic Cafe, located at 911 King Street in Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, has been an Old Town favorite since 1932.  Painstakingly refurbished and reopened by a group of local investors in 2001, the restaurant serves classic dishes with a Southern twist, with a big emphasis on what’s local and in season.  Dishes are sourced within the great Commonwealth of Virginia whenever possible.  Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:30 AM to 5 PM; dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 5 PM to 10 PM and Friday & Saturday 5 PM to 11 PM, and brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 AM to 4 PM. For more information please visit

Restaurants in the ARP collection include The Majestic Cafe and Virtue Feed & Grain in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia; Dantanna’s Surf, Turf & Turf and Dantanna’s Downtown in Atlanta, Georgia; Dantanna’s Tavern in Sandy Spring, Georgia; Café Tu Tu Tango in Orlando, Florida.  Upcoming concepts include Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap, which will open at Yates Corner in the Rosemount area of Alexandria, Virginia in October 2015 and Palette 22, which will open in the Village of Shirlington in Arlington, Virginia in January 2016.