Tuesday, February 5, 2013
REVIEW: Cafe Parco
Recently I paid a visit to Cafe Parco located in Madison Park. This location was previously known as the Madison Park Cafe, until Chef and Owner Celinda Norton, formerly of 94 Stewart, purchased the Cafe and re-opened it as Cafe Parco. Her idea was to serve Modern Italian, versus the French cuisine that was prepared at her former restaurant.
If you've never been to Parco or its predecessor, Madison Park Cafe, it might be a little hard to find. It is located in Madison Park on 42nd Avenue East, a block off of East Madison Street. It's located in a charming little house. The main seating is in the living room and dining room of the house. It's quite cozy with a fireplace. The decor is nice with white tablecloths and lamps on most of the tables.
The service is great. The servers are very knowledgeable of the menu and of the specials. I ordered the Lemon Chicken. It's described on the menu as morsels of chicken breast, mushrooms, sun dried tomato with bold essence of lemon, overly creamy Alfredo and Tagliatelle with a bonus layer of ricotta and spinach. The dinner was delicious. The chicken was tender and juicy, with just the right amount of lemon. I would highly recommend this dish if you make it over to Cafe Parco. The menu has a number of dishes that sound very tasty. I will definitely make another visit to try one of the other dishes.
Cafe Parco serves dinner after 5:00pm every night, and Brunch on the weekends from 10:00am to 3:00pm.