Wednesday, February 24, 2010
They are offering a 6-course dinner and performances to the music of Richard Rodgers all for 58 per person*.
Check out the press release: http://sottosoprainc.blogspot.com/2010/01/broadway-night-sweetest-sounds-music-of.html
And here is the menu to whet your appetites:
1st course: Carrot and Ginger Soup
2nd course: Roasted Pear & Brie Salad with chestnut honey vinaigrette
3rd course: Wild Mushroom Risotto with Grilled Scallop
4th course: Pink Champagne Sorbetto
5th course: Grilled Hanger Steak with celeriac puree and tomato relish
6th course: Gianduja Pot du Crème
*Only 58 per person(does not include beverages, tax & gratuity)
Please call 410 625 0534 with your reservations, and hurry!!! or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sotto Sopra Restaurant
405 N. Charles Street
Baltimore MD 21201
410 625 0534
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
#1 I can make breakfast food at home, for much cheaper
#2 If I don’t get breakfast food, I usually get something TERRIBLE for my health, like potato skins or cheese fries or some kind of craziness like that.
However, recently I heard that the Bel Loc Diner had amazing pancakes, so a date was set for a breakfast rendezvous with a couple of friends for some delicious pancakes. Plus, I had never been to the Bel-Loc, so I was excited to check it out.
Of course, when I get there I didn’t feel like pancakes so I chose eggs instead. WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
Dan’s pancakes were GREAT. Very fluffy and soft, and there wasn’t a need for a ton of syrup.
Meanwhile, my eggs came out sunny side up, even though I ordered them sunny side down. I didn’t receive my bread until I had to ask for it, and even then I got white toast instead of wheat. Seriously? Two mistakes in one simple breakfast order? This is why things need to be written down.
Overall, though the pancakes were YUM, everything else was normal diner food and not special enough for me to start going to diners again. Plus, I am still kind of annoyed that my order was messed up.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
The next new brand I've found (at Superfresh on Timonium Road, 21093) is Chobani's (greek yogurt) Champions yogurt, and my pack came with honeynana and chocolate. OMG I LOVE honey + bananas + yogurt and I LOVE chocolate. I thought that this yogurt pack was made for me. I tried the honeynana first and unfortuantely I was very disappointed. The banana flavor is overwhelming, and tastes VERY chemically. When are flavor-makers going to realize that they don't need to overdo the banana taste? However, the consistency was great - thick, yet light and smooth. The chocolate flavor was my favorite. I've had chocolate yogurt before and I've never liked as much as I wanted to, but Chobani gets it right. I think it's because it's a thicker yogurt, so it feels like a lovely treat. I would definitely get the chocolate flavor again if I found it away from it Honeynana pack-mate.
And these are my yogurt thoughts for the day :) Any favorites you have to share??
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
They are giving out a short stack of pancakes (3) for free, though they do ask for a donation towards local children's hospitals through the Children's Miracle Network.
Check out more info here: http://www.ihoppancakeday.com/
And add that date to your calendar!
I looked through the menu and I think the Irish class looks great too, and it's coming up soon (March 13th to be exact)!
Here is the menu:
Course 1:Caramelized onion and Murphy Stout Soup
Course 2:Hearty Lamb Stew
Course 3:Smoked Salmon on Oatmeal Pancakes
Course 4:Irish whiskey cake
I LOVE stews and soups and pancakes and cake and heartiness!!!!
Thanks, Lauren for letting me know all about this!!!!
911 W. 36th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211
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Thursday, February 11, 2010
Morton’s will be celebrating Valentine’s Day during the whole month of February. Here are some meal options that you and your loved one can enjoy:
Three Course Dinner for Two $99.99
- First Course: Choice of two salads: Morton’s salad with blue cheese dressing, chopped egg and anchovies or Caesar salad
- Entrée: Two single-cut filets, choice of two seafood options (Morton’s jumbo lump crab cake, colossal shrimp Alexander, broiled sea scallops, or chicken Christopher); two side dishes;
- Dessert: Choose two - either the Morton’s Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake, crème brulee, or key lime pie
Add a bottle of 2007 Estancia Pinot Noir, Monterey, or 2008 Franciscan Sauvignon Blanc, Napa, for an additional $39.
Classic Menu for $79 per person
- First Course: Morton’s center cut iceberg salad
- Entrée: Choice of a single-cut filet mignon or 12-ounce New York strip steak; choice of lobster tail or Alaskan king crab legs; and grilled asparagus spears.
Add Morton’s Crush Cocktail for $13. This special Valentine’s Day cocktail includes Absolut Citron, Grand Marnier, Segura Viudas sparkling wine, as well as simple syrup and Funkin raspberry puree. That sounds delightful to me!
Morton's The Steakhouse, 300 South Charles Street, Baltimore MD. Located in the Sheraton Inner Harbor.
For more information and to make reservations, call 410-547-8255 or visit www.mortons.com.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
1 cup soft unsalted butter
1 2/3 cups dark brown sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ounces best bittersweet chocolate, melted
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons boiling water
9- by 5-inch loaf pan
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, put in a baking sheet in case of sticky drips later, and grease and line the loaf pan. The lining is important as this is a very damp cake: use parchment or one of those loaf-pan-shaped paper liners.
Cream the butter and sugar, either with a wooden spoon or with an electric hand-held mixer, then add the eggs and vanilla, beating in well. Next, fold in the melted and now slightly cooled chocolate, taking care to blend well but being careful not to overbeat. You want the ingredients combined: You don't want a light, airy mass. Then gently add the flour, to which you've added the baking soda, alternately spoon by spoon, with the boiling water until you have a smooth and fairly liquid batter. Pour into the lined loaf pan, and bake for 30 minutes. Turn the oven down to 325 degrees and continue to cook for another 15 minutes. The cake will still be a bit squidgy inside, so an inserted cake tester or skewer won't come out completely clean.
Place the loaf pan on a rack, and leave to get completely cold before turning it out. (I often leave it for a day or so: like gingerbread, it improves.) Don't worry if it sinks in the middle: indeed, it will do so because it's such a dense and damp cake.
Makes 8 – 10 slices.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
The Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys has a bunch of specials for the Valentine’s Day weekend. Here are some to keep in mind:
Do you want to have a romantic weekend away from the kids, but not go so far away? Then how about some Hotel packages? Overnight packages available for Saturday and Sunday start at $145 for the room, breakfast and some romantic treats (ooooh I wonder what those are. Chocolate. I hope lots of chocolate. Chocolate covered strawberries would be the best though!). They also have a $209 overnight package that includes the room, breakfast, dinner for two (at their own Crossroads Restaurant) and the special treats!! Or you can choose a $179 package for Saturday night that would include the room and the Sunday Jazz Brunch for two (more on that further down)
Wine Wednesdays, February 10th, 6:30-8:30pm
I’ve mentioned Wine Wednesdays on my blog before, and this time Boordy Vineyards, Maryland’s oldest family run winery, is the host. Come to the Crossroads Lounge to sample Boordy wines (cabernet, chardonnay, seyval blanc, port and others) as well as some specially made appetizers for pairing.
Crossroads Restaurant Valentine’s Dinner Menu, February 12-14th
Crossroads Restaurant, located in the Hotel is offering a Valentine’s dinner menu Friday- Sunday for $50 a couple. The dinner includes:
Appetizer to Share
Roasted Red Pepper and Crab Soup
Pear Walnut Salad with Black River Blue Cheese and Raspberry Vinaigrette
Seared Pork Loin with Beet and Apple Puree
Mushroom Casa di Pasta in Saffron Cream (Vegetarian)
Twin MD Crab Cakes, with choice of side
NY Strip Steak with Black River Blue Cheese Crust, with choice of side
Choices of side:
Horseradish Mashed Potatoes
Lemon Butter Broccoli
Dessert to Share
Meyer’s Chocolate Rum Torte
White Chocolate Cheesecake with Vanilla Raspberry Sauce
Includes an amuse-bouche, fresh bread and oil for dipping
1 glass of wine per person from our house selection
Sunday Jazz Brunch, February 14th, 11AM-2:30PM
For $24.95/person they are offering an omelet station, salmon carving station, fresh fruit, pastries, lasagna, cheese blintzes, and more (wow! I wonder what ELSE there could possibly be!) For an additional charge, you can also make some romantic toasts with the help of their champagne, Bloody Mary, and mimosa bar will. While you eat, L’Tanya Mari, a singer/songwriter who is nominated for three Washington area awards including best jazz vocalist and best jazzrecording, will be performing live jazz. How lovely and romantic!
Reservations for packages, rooms, dinner, or brunch can be made by calling 410-532-6900.
Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys
100 Village Square
Baltimore Maryland 21210
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Or perhaps, if you love cheese (and who doesn’t, seriously), give the Georgian Kachapuri ($4.99 for two) a try. This was a DELIGHT. Flaky pastry filled with 3 mild cheeses – Mozzarella, Ricotta and Farmers Cheese. I loved this appetizer SO MUCH. What’s not to like about a cheese pie?