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October 7, 2010

Fall menus -- the first harvest

boltonI 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.

Drifty is sleepy!

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.


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Posted by Richard Gorelick at 9:40 PM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Seasonal Menus


Oh, that pumpkin polenta from Brewers Art sounds AWESOME. Must get there.

and! if you are looking for seasonal cocktails, don't miss Libation Lounge on Friday the 15th upstairs at the Gin Mill. It starts at 8 and has all sorts of wonderful autumnal offerings.

Anything with pumpkin sounds good to me!!!

Topic swerve.... I have received e-mails announcing that The Prime Rib is celebrating "45 for $45" ($45 p.p. menu to celebrate 45 years of doing business) during October. The menu appears to be the same as its Restaurant Week menu and excludes beverages, tax and gratuity. FYI.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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