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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Baltimore Events

Here are some press releases I've received lately.  As always, feel free to send me press releases if you would like me to post information.  I try not to do complete lists, as they are usually pretty exhaustive elsewhere.

For more Valentine's Day information, check this list out on Dining@Large.

Valentine's Day at Crush Restaurant

Crush Restaurant is celebrating Valentines day by offering a special 3 course Pix Fixe menu for $50. Diners may also choose from a limited a la carte menu.

Pick one option from each course:
    • Lobster bisque with lobster salad slider
    • Shrimp with grits, andouille sausage & bacon     
    • Kobe beef tataki with potato fried rice and truffle aioli
    • Hearts of Romaine with caesar dressing, crispy parmesan, garlic croutons & proscuitto
    • Spinach Salad with blueberries, goat cheese, pumpkin seeds & balsamic vinaigrette
    • Mahi with roasted shrimp & red pepper bisque      
    • Salmon with a miso bbq glaze, mushroom stir fry, potato springroll & japanese mustard     
    • Scallops served with mushrooms, asparagus & truffle potatoes      
    • Chicken breast with lobster mashed potatoes, asparagus & mushrooms    
    • Beef Filet, spinach fondue, bearnaise & matchstick potatoes      
    • Flourless chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream & chocolate sauce
    • Apple cake, vanilla ice cream & caramel sauce
    • Blueberry cake, vanilla ice cream & blueberry sauce
    • Assortment of housemade cookies    
Crush Restaurant
510 East Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21212
(443) 278-9001

Valentine's Day at Morton's The Steakhouse

 Morton’s The Steakhouse in Baltimore is celebrating Valentine’s Day weekend, February 11 – 14, with a special three-course menu for two, as well as a Valentine’s Day cocktail, The Red Velvet.

Morton’s special $109.99 three-course menu for two:
  • Choice of two salads
    • Morton’s salad with blue cheese dressing, chopped egg and anchovies
    • Caesar salad;
  • Two single-cut filets (or upgrade to a double cut filet mignon, prime ribeye steak, or single cut prime New York strip for an additional cost);
  • Choice of two seafood options
    • Morton’s jumbo lump crab cake, 
    • colossal shrimp Alexander, 
    • broiled sea scallops,
    • chicken Christopher; 
  • Two side dishes; 
  • Two desserts, choice of
    • Morton’s Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake, 
    • crème brulee,
    • key lime pie
In addition, pair the meal with a bottle of 2007 Beringer, Napa Valley, Pinot Noir, or 2008 Beringer, Napa Valley, Sauvignon Blanc, for an additional $45. 

Morton’s The Steakhouse
300 South Charles Street.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Valentine's Day at Phillips Seafood Restaurant
Phillips Seafood Restaurant - Harborplace is offering a three-course Valentine's Day Menu for $48 per person, available from February 11-14. The regular menu will also be available a la carte.

Pick one option from each course:
    • Hearts of Palm & Artichoke Salad - Passion fruit vinaigrette, frisee greens & pomegranate
    • Baked Oysters & Clams - Garlic & herbs
    • Tuna Two Ways - Tartare tuna, wasabi topeko caviar, blackened with kani crab salad, soy glaze & gaufrette potato chips
    • Baked Stuffed Lobster - Crab & imperial sauce, roast potatoes & jumbo asparagus
    • Grilled Cobia - Lobster mashed potatoes, tangerine fennel butter sauce, sugar snap peas & shitake mushrooms
    • Surf & Turf - Grilled filet mignon & broiled lobster tail, saffron rice & roast winter vegetables
    • Red Velvet Cheesecake with  fresh berries & cream
Phillips Seafood Restaurant
301 Light Street
Baltimore, MD, 21202.

Maryland Science Center's Wine Series: Que Syrah, Shiraz – February 24th

On February 24th at 6:30pm, the Maryland Science Center's wine series, Science Uncorked, returns with "Que Syrah, Shiraz."

Participants will explore how climate and soil affect how wines taste and sip samples of wines to understand their taste differences. The Wine Market's Wine Director, Lucien Walsh, will lead the discussion and presentation. There will be food available. 

Tickets for Science Uncorked are $50 ($45 for Maryland Science Center members) and are all inclusive–wine, food and program.

Maryland Science Center
601 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 685-5225

Swirl Wine Classes

My favorite wine shop is offering wine classes again - sign up soon before classes fill up! Each class is $20

  • Swirl 101: The Basics, Saturday, February 26th  1pm-2pm
    • Geared toward the new wine enthusiast. Popular styles, regions, and terminology will be explored.   
  • Swirl 201: The Nitty Gritty, Saturday, March 12th  1-2pm
    • Each "Nitty Gritty" class will be centered around an in-depth investigation of a particular region, varietal, or style. The dynamic region of Spain will be on the agenda for this class. 

Swirl Wine
2320 York Rd.
Timonium, MD 21093

Phillips Seafood Restaurant at Harborplace - A Series of Cooking Classes

Phillips is offering cooking classes again, which consist of a demonstration, some wine and a delicious meal with the Chef!  here's the list:
  • Crabology. Saturday, March 19. 
    • What is the difference between crab claw meat and jumbo lump crab meat? Enjoy a tasting of the various grades of crab meat with a glass of wine and a demonstration on how to make your own hors d'oeuvres.
  • Clam Bake for Two. Saturday, April 16. 
    • Learn how to shop for fresh seafood, select it and whip up an easy one-pot meal. Then they’ll show you how to combine it all to create a clam bake that includes a whole Maine lobster, snow crab legs, shrimp, clams, mussels, potatoes and corn on the cob.
  • The Freshest Catch. Saturday, May 7. 
    • Salmon. Barramundi. Flounder. Mahi-mahi. It’s all so good. But how do you select it, clean it, grill it, or stuff it with crab? Enjoy lunch, wine, and discuss all the intricacies of a great meal with the chef.

Each class costs $50 and it includes the chef demo, wine, lunch, and a swag bag to go. Get three classes for  $125. Classes begin at 11:30, and space is limited, so register early.  Call the restaurant to register.

Phillips Seafood Restaurant
301 Light Street
Baltimore, MD, 21202.

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