Fall menus -- the first harvest
I will post these new menus as they come in, in amber waves of grain. In some cases, the restaurants have menus posted on their websites. I really do think that one other restaurant had sent me their Fall menu (before I asked for them, I mean). If so sorry about that.
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B -- Until the first frost, the Bolton Hill bistro will be straddling the seasons. Summer vegetables like heirloom tomatoes and egglplants are still coming in from the farm, but so are fall vegetables like potatoes, butternut squash, rapini, turnips, and radishes. So, this weekend look for fried green tomatoes with smoked pimento aioli and smoked anchovies and an autumnal butternut squash soup with yogurt and fried sage leaf, too.
Brewer's Art -- The fall menu debuted just a few nights ago with returning fall favorites like the Utz-crusted cod, steak frites, and shrimp and grits with Tasso ham and red-eye gravy. Promising new menu items include a seared miso-glazed tuna, red-curry sweet potato bisque, and a knockout pumpkin polenta with sauteed greens apples, gruyere, parmesan cream, and sage-hazelnut pesto
Pazo -- When Pazo opens back up following this Tuesday's fire (as soon as Friday night -- update, 2:28 p.m.: Pazo will open tonight, Friday, October 8), it will be with an entirely new menu format. But among the autumnal highlights are an "Autumn Soup Duo" of butternut squash and black bean; a wood-grilled Magret with pistachio pesto, local pear puree, and honey sauce; a three-cheese "Bianca" pizza with spinach, cauliflower, pignoli, and golden raisins; and a green-apple brown-butter tart.
The Wine Market -- Highlights from Christopher Becker's first menu as the new executive chef here include a field green salad with julienned delicata squash, crispy salsify, banyuls and maple vinaigrette;Marvesta Farms shrimp torchon with avocado buttermilk, cumin-shrimp reduction and mint puree; and a miso-ginger braised Creekstone shortribs with herb-butter dumplings and carrot puree.
Baltimore Sun Staff/Gene Sweeney Jr.