Lately, a lot of restaurants have started offering Sunday Dinner meals and it was refreshing to find a place serving up a Monday special instead.
Paul Martin’s Monday 3-Course Fried Chicken Dinner ($22) will satisfy any appetite because you definitely will not leave hungry. I’m a fan of fried chicken, but it’s hard to find GOOD fried chicken. I like mine moist on the inside and crispy on the outside, but I also want my chicken to be flavorful inside and out. More often than not, all the flavor is on the outside.
Not the case here. The description on the menu reads “Pitman Family Farms, all natural buttermilk fried chicken” and even though I have no idea where Pitman Family Farms is, I don’t need to, one bite and it speaks for itself.
But before you get your fried chicken, you start off with either an organic baby lettuce salad or soup, we opted for the Roasted Butternut Squash Soup ($9 a la carte). It was on the sweet side for me — found out they use a little honey in it — but full of butternut squash flavors.
When the fried chicken hits the table you will be amazed at how big a portion you get. Moist pieces of juicy chicken surrounding a heaping mound of mashed potatoes.
One of us ordered the Bistro Burger ($13), Paul Martin’s signature burger using fresh ground natural Angus, cooked to my perfect medium-rare and slathered with black pepper aioli. We added Point Reyes blue cheese, bacon and sauteed mushrooms. It was a deliciously tasty burger — and I’m not usually a fan of burgers either.
Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon ($6) is a great accompaniment to any meal and we enjoyed it very much. Ample bits of bacon flavor the shredded sprouts throughout.
The 3-course dinner ends with a homemade blondie with vanilla ice cream — not too sweet, warm and gooey with a small scoop of ice cream. It was so much food and we ended up taking leftovers home. I wonder if I can buy a few of those blondies to bring home with me. They’re really very good!
One lucky reader will win a 3-course Fried Chicken Dinner for two at Paul Martin’s. Leave me a comment with your full name and a valid email address where we can contact you if you win. Entries must arrive by midnight Saturday, March 18. Winner will be announced Monday March 19.
Paul Martin’s American Grill
31 Fortune Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
Irene Ky says
That looks amazing!!
I would love to win dinner for 2!!
Inge Lazuardi says
Looks good! I love fried chicken. Hopefully my husband and I can enjoy the dinner for 2
went to dinner a couple months back. met paul martin fleming himself. such a nice, gracious guy. hope to go back again soon.
Patricia Marquez says
I’d still eat there if I didn’t win the dinner for 2!
Pamela Bishop says
That fried chicken looks awesome. Please enter me for a chance to win the dinner for 2. Thanks!
Mad Hungry Woman says
Congratulations, you are the winner of the Paul Martin’s dinner for two
Robin Wachner (@wachner) says
Is there a better combination than brussels sproute and bacon? I think not.
Mike Bishop says
Count me in for a free dinner. Please enter me for a chance to win. Thanks.
Mmmmmm. You are not helping me lose any weight with pictures of delicious fried goodness. I think I just packed on 5 lbs looking at the photos. 🙂 – Kandice Murray
Arlene Rim says
Would love to check out Paul Martin’s! Long time no see. Hope all is great !
Kristin Ausk says
YUM!!! I’d love a night out. Fried chicken sounds delish.
Jonathan Za Bala says
Fried chicken please! I like mine extra crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside.
Ooooooh, fried chicken, *drooooool* Please enter me in the drawing!
Shari Bonnin says
Those brussel sprouts with bacon look like heaven. I’d love to win dinner for 2.
Mahesh Sethuraman says
I want to win! 🙂
Gilbert Mercado says
That fried chicken sure looks tasty! Thanks for the chance to win the dinner for two.
yea win or not i am going for this as a fellow Chef I must try this and support this
Gourmet Food Trucks (@GourmetFoodTrk) says
Looks good would love to win.
Candice Brown says
That looks amazing and delicious! Definitely need to go there soon! But I hope I win it. 😀
Selene Sillapa says
Wow! I’m stuffed from dinner but I could go for the fried chicken dinner now.
All of the food looks wonderful! Would love to try that chicken, not to mention the blondie.
Jay Sharky says
Its only 8:30 in the morning right now, and I just ate breakfast, but I already want fried chicken. That looks soooo good!
Would love to give that blonde a try! Thanks for offering up a free dinner!
Mmmm, you had me at Fried chicken!
Chelsea Van Arnam says
My stomach’s growling and my mouth is watering!! Great post!
I have always wanted to try this place!
Queena Mewers says
I went to Paul Martin’s about a month and a half ago and was not blown away. I’d be willing to give them another chance though with this fried chicken dinner!
Suzanne pelonis says
Fried Chicken!!!! mmmmmm!
John Dunteman says
Sounds and looks terrific. Haven’t had great fried chicken since Mom’s. I’d love to go eat there, win or not.
It looks delicious! Please pick me. Thank you.
Julie Nguyen says
I’d love a chance to try their fried chicken dinner! Thanks!!