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Victoria Palms: New chef, menu; same old charm

20231227 Restaurant of the Week Victoria Palms Staff Photo webWith a new chef, new menu items on their way, and still featuring all your favorites, if you haven’t been over to Victoria Palms Restaurant recently, you owe it to yourself to go back early and often.

Chef Cora Hoelscher may not be a new face around Victoria Palms for those that have met her and been treated to her hospitality over the last 6 years, but she is new to the role of chef and kitchen manager. With her extensive hospitality background including cooking in a scratch kitchen back in Minnesota and experience as a line chef, Hoelscher and her crew are ready to keep serving all our favorites that keep us coming back, and eager to share some new ideas.

You are going to want to save this date. On January 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. Victoria Palms Restaurant will be hosting a free Meet the Chef event offering an opportunity to sample some of the new dishes that will be available on the breakfast and lunch menu after the new year as well as some of the great new wines offered.

Hoelscher’s pride in her crew is evident when talking about the new menu as she credits them with so many great ideas and says, “I am nothing without my crew.” Some of those ideas include new appetizers and an appetizer sampler, a hot beef sandwich with potatoes and gravy that is sure to be a hit, and a Monterrey Chicken sandwich served regular or spicy, grilled or fried.

Not everything is changing, of course. You will still be greeted by Dave’s boisterous welcome rolling across the dining room from his post at the omelet station as you stroll in for breakfast. And for those who may not mark the passage of time by the days of the week but by the featured dinner at Victoria Palms Restaurant you already know what’s for dinner Tuesday through Friday – dive into a great burger on Tuesdays; you may just find amore in a dish of lasagna on Wednesday’s Pasta Night; enjoy your savory choice of Liver & Onions or Meatloaf each Thursday; and you’ll always land a great catch with the Friday Fish Fry.

Keep up with the latest by following Victoria Palms Restaurant on Facebook, or chat in real time with staff by texting (956) 782-3200.

Victoria Palms Restaurant is located at 3309 E IH-2 in Donna and is open Tuesday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m.; Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 11 am; and Sunday Brunch is served from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.