The skipjack Sigsbee

The skipjack Sigsbee (Baltimore Sun photo/Colby Ware / March 29, 2010)

The Waterfront Kitchen launches a summer Dinner and a Cruise series. The evenings, hosted by the Waterfront Kitchen's wine expert, Jerry Pellegrino, begin with cocktails on the pier next to the restaurant. Guests will then board either the 104-foot pungy schooner Lady Maryland or the 50-foot skipjack Sigsbee for a ninety minute guided cruise down the Patapsco toward the Chesapeake. After the cruise, guests will sit down for a themed, four-course dinner at the restaurant.

Here's the schedule. The evenings begin promptly at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

July 19 -- Sigsbee, summertime reds and grilling
July 26 -- Sigsbee, pinot noir from Willamette Valley
Aug. 16 -- Lady Maryland, summer wines and seafood
Sept. 11 -- Lady Maryland, wines of Argentina
Sept. 13  -- Lady Maryland, pinot noir and fall game birds
Sept. 18 --Sigsbee, Syrah from around the world
Sept. 20 -- (5:30 p.m.) Sigsbee, Sonoma vs. Napa
Sept. 25 -- Lady Maryland, wines of Northern Italy
Oct. 10 -- (5:30 p.m.) Sigsbee, France's Rhone valley

For more information about the Waterfront Kitchen's Dinner and a Cruise series call 443-681-5310. Reservations must be made and paid for in advance, and any cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. The ship sails rain or shine unless the captain cancels the cruise. And forget your high heels. Soft-soled shoes are required to board the boat.