Follow-ups and inbox cleaning
A few things I've been meaning to tell you about.
- On Thursday, Donna's Columbia is having its first-ever wine dinner featuring Dr. Thanisch Riesling. The three-course dinner (plus dessert and starter) is $55. Call 410-659-5248 for information. The guest for the wine tasting is Barbara Rundquist, the current owner of the Thanisch estate, who will be bringing a special wine (a Beerenauslese) from her cellar for the tasting.
Speaking of Donna's, plans are moving forward, Alan Hirsch told me, for the Mt. Vernon location. Just don't look for it anytime soon; late late fall is the most optimistic prediction.
- Spike Gjerde (Woodberry Kitchen) delivers the keynote address for a March 31 breakfast and speaking event at Center Stage. The invent. Involve: A conversation about localism and community responsibility, is a benefit for Wide Angle Youth Media's programming.
- The Baltimore Farmer's Market and Bazaar opens earlier than ever this year. Put April 3 on your calendar.
- Crabi Gras returns to Jimmie and Sook's in Cambridge on April 9. This is a benefit for the Chesapeake Bay Commercial Fisherman's Association
Crabmeat Buñuelos- sweet peppers, salsa brava
Tuna Tartare- cilantro, chili oil
Spicy Coppa Carpaccio- wood-grilled mango, 50-year sherry vinegar
Pizza Napoletana “Catalan”- chorizo, wood grilled green apple, La Peral blue cheese
Lobster Salad Sandwich- toasted brioche, avocado, bacon, tarragon aioli
Sea Scallops and Calamari a la Planxa- white coco beans, chorizo
Arroz la Bomba “Mariscos” (Seafood)- heads-on shrimp, mussels, monkfish, calamari, white coco beans, lobster stock & saffron
Wood-Grilled Duroc Pork Chop- butternut squash purée, spicy crema, Rioja reduction
Wood-Grilled 24oz Aged Ribeye (prepared for 2 persons)- papas fritas, persillade sauce