Whining and Dining October 2010

Randi Rom

 

CELEBRATE GOOD THINGS - C'MON!

Jerry Edwards, owner of Chef's Expressions and marketing rep Laura Alima, welcomed guests to the Silo Point Penthouse to celebrate their new winter culinary collection. Models were dressed to match the décor of the various stations. The ICE station featured an Ice Princess; the WARMTH station showcased a cat sitting in front of the fireplace,

BUBBLES had a bubble wrapped model (very cool) and SWEETS presented a chocolate body painted model. Some of the menu items included: ICE---Jumbo lump crabmeat salad infused with white truffle oil and topped with avocado mousse with a tomato vodka marinated shrimp & snow pea shoot served in vodka shot glasses. WARMTH--

braised Japanese pork belly with an Asian B.B.Q. Glaze. When Jerry does the pork "thang" -it's a lil gift from God.

Congrats

Morton's The Steakhouse in Baltimore named Michael Warner as its new general manager.  Warner previously served as assistant GM at Morton's Baltimore and assistant manager at both Morton's Baltimore and Atlanta restaurants.  As GM, Warner helps manage restaurant operations and employee and guest relations. Warner has 16 years of experience in the restaurant and fine dining industry.  Prior to joining Morton's, he worked as general manager of Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro in Atlanta, in addition to other restaurant positions in Atlanta and New York City. 

Fiore Winery's 2007 Sangiovese was named Maryland's premier wine at the 21st Annual Maryland Governor's Cup Competition.  "Every year we try to find a single wine that represents the best winemaking in the state, and Mike Fiore's 2007 Sangiovese was a clear winner," stated Al Spoler, competition director and host of WYPR's Cellar Notes. Spoler was excited by the rapidly maturing abilities of Maryland wine makers to produce superior red wines. The 2010 "Best of Class" Winners: Best Red: Sangiovese 2007 from Fiore Winery;

Best Rose: Rose Reserve from Knob Hall Winery; Best Red Blend: Basilisk 2008 from Serpent Ridge Vineyard; Best Off-Dry: St. Michael's White 2009 and Best Fruit: Apple-luscious from Fiore Winery. "This was an incredible competition of Maryland wines," said Kevin Atticks, Executive Director of the Maryland Wineries Association.  "So many wines showed so well that the judges were truly put to the test." "Growing Sangiovese in Maryland has been quite a challenge and much different than growing it in Italy," stated Fiore, who is originally from Italy, "But after 12 years of working with it we have finally reached international quality."

The Annual Maryland Governor's Cup Competition is the premier competition of Maryland wines, evaluated by three select teams of judges from the retail, wholesale, restaurant and press segments of the wine industry. Currently, there are 42 licensed wineries in Maryland. These wineries-along with independent commercial vineyards-grow over 700 acres of grapes. Maryland wineries sold about 1.4 million bottles of wine in 2009, and their wines are available at over 900 retailers and 300 restaurants.

WHATUP

OK people-its finally here. Baltimore Party in the Park rocks the Padonia Park Club in Cockeysville with the sounds of Grammy nominated kids band "Milkshake" and Baltimore's own "The Bridge." 10:30-5. Do NOT miss this! BaltimorePartyinthePark.com.

Kona Grill opened at 1 East Pratt Street -the corner of Pratt and Light streets in downtown Baltimore. Kona features a Japanese and American menu and a full sushi bar. The opening tap celebration for Baltimore Beer Week kicks off on October 7th at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Join Ace of Cakes Duff Goldman & Boog Powell as they participate in the first Firkin tapping..Heavy Seas Loose Cannon.

Enjoy beers brewed in Maryland & from Beer Week Sponsors, as well as Tapas by Mother's. Baltimore Beer Week features lots 'o events from October 7 through the 17th. Go to bbweek.com for event info.

Das Best Oktoberfest takes over the Fairgrounds in Timonium on Saturday, October 9th. Sample over 75 beers, enjoy German food, live music and dancing. Go to DasBestOktoberfest.com.


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