Tastes like freedom? Teresa Giudice's last pre-prison meal wasn't a fancy, three-course dinner with expensive wine pairings and expertly prepared gourmet cuisine. Quite the opposite, in fact.
According to her attorney, James J. Leonard Jr., the Real Housewives of New Jersey star had a little time to kill before reporting for her 15-month term at Federal Correctional Institution, Danbury, on Monday, Jan. 5, so she stopped at a local diner in Connecticut for some last-minute grub.
The Bravo standout, 42, arrived in Danbury at around 1:45 a.m., an hour and 15 minutes before she could check in. "She said she was hungry, so we went to a diner down the road," Leonard tells Us Weekly. "It was Elmer's Diner in Danbury, about a mile away from the prison."
Like most other diners, Elmer's has an extensive menu, with omelets, pancakes, burgers, salads, sides, and more. Giudice opted for a simple breakfast sandwich and coffee, Leonard says.
Her demeanor was similarly unpretentious. "She was very stoic," he tells Us of her state of mind upon checking in to the prison. "Whatever emotions she needed to get out, she did it prior. She had her game face on — she was ready to go."
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