Thursday, July 07, 2011

Cheever's Cafe

Cheever's Cafe is a great little spot for a fun and fancy lunch or a special dinner. Cheever's is located in midtown Oklahoma City. My dinning companions on this fine day were 3 of my favorite girls here in Oklahoma; even though there were four discerning diners we stuck to two great dishes, one not so great appetizer and a fantastic dessert.

First up: The Appetizer  Roasted Chicken and Pepper Jack Strudel
This dish is billed as "Roasted Chicken Breast, Green Chilies and Pepper Jack Cheese Sandwiched between layers of flaky Filo Dough". It was bad, so bad in fact that I can't think of one nice thing to say about it. It tasted like canned chicken or tuna mixed with mayo. It was flavorless and dense and not at all appealing. The Strudel is a massive Fail and earns a first on the Dining Diva: a zer0. That's right zer0 Diva Stars for this sad excuse of a dish.

Moving on to happier dining memories: The Seared Ahi Tuna Salad
This salad was fantastic! The Tuna was seasoned and seared to perfection. The Greens were Crisp, the Tomatoes ripe and the Mangos, Strawberries and Blueberries were all perfectly sweet. The Salad was topped with feta and a lemon vinaigrette. If you've read this blog at all you know that I am not a fan of dressing, but this dressing was actually good and I used some of it. This was a perfect dish for a hot summer day. Light and Fresh with a depth of flavor. The Ahi Tuna Salad gets an 8/10 Diva Stars

The other dish of choice was the Lobster Mac & Cheese. The Mac & Cheese is a bowtie pasta in a fontina-jack sauce with chunks of grilled lobster. (Sorry for the lack of photo - it was too good to wait)
Again, if you've read this blog at all, you know I've got a thing for mac&cheese, but I've got a special spot for Lobster Mac & Cheese. To date the best Lobster Mac I've ever had was at the Wash Park Grille in Denver, this lobster mac was as good if not better!  It was delicious and included actual chunks of lobster.  The Lobster Mac&Cheese also earns an 8/10 Diva Stars.

On to Dessert! The Wild Huckleberry Creme Brulee
Creme Brulee is one of those desserts that is one of 2 things: pure perfection or a complete and utter failure.  Cheever's Huckleberry Creme Brulee is divine. The custard is perfectly creamy, the sugar is perfectly caramelized and the huckleberries are sweet, tart and perfect. The Creme Brulee earns an 8/10 Diva Stars.

Cheever's is definitely a Diva Do. The Ambience is bright, the Service is good and over all the food is Delish! Be sure to bring some great company and enjoy a good meal.

1 comment:


you MUST run not walk here: to your next dining diva experience