Cynthia's March Madness
Good eater and local Zagat editor Marty Katz told me that Cynthia's in Severna Park was having what I think of these days as a recession promotion. Cynthia's, in case you don't know it, is a fine-dining restaurant with very good food. Unfortunately it's located in a Ritchie Highway shopping center, but don't hold that against it.
The promotion is three courses for $35. They consist of a Caesar or mixed green salad, a dinner entree from the menu and a dessert of either an "unconventional s'more" or baked toffee pudding. The menu is available Monday through Thursday through March, except for next Monday when the restaurant is closed. ...
Now this is a very good deal. Take a look at the dinner menu and its entree prices. However, two of you are still going to spend around $100 once you have a glass of wine and pay taxes and tips. It will be worth every penny, but for most of us that's still special occasion dining.
Maybe we'll have to stop thinking of Friday and Saturday as the nights to go out for a special occasion. Maybe Monday through Thursday is the new Friday and Saturday.
By the way, desserts are a specialty at Cynthia's. I don't usually get dessert when I eat out on my own, but here you would want to. The owner, Cynthia Bennington, is a wonderful pastry chef. Maybe those two desserts on the fixed-price menu don't sound like much, but here are the a la carte menu descriptions. Note the prices:
dark chocolate semifreddo, graham cracker, warm marshmallow 9
BAKED TOFFEE PUDDING
brown sugar, vanilla, butter rum sauce, and vanilla whipped cream 8
(Algerina Perna/Sun photographer)