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  • With Bordeaux, the choice is up to you

    Not all wines improve with age. In fact, some are best consumed the same year you purchase them. Others, like Bordeaux, can benefit from a stint in the cellar. Red Bordeaux has enough tannin, acid and alcohol to give it serious age-ability. Modest...
  • Chris Ford of Wit & Wisdom is the People's Best New Pastry Chef

    Chris Ford of Wit & Wisdom is the People's Best New Pastry Chef
    Chris Ford of Baltimore's Wit & Wisdom is the People's Best New Pastry Chef. The prize was based on a readers' poll in Food & Wine magazine. Food and Wine, which has been naming America's best new chefs for 24 years, introduced a category for pastry...
  • Restaurant review: Gitan Bistro Cru has panache, but its menu needs patience

    Restaurant review: Gitan Bistro Cru has panache, but its menu needs patience
    There is another Canton, a quieter residential neighborhood away from the commerce of Boston Street and the bustle of O'Donnell Square. "Old-man bars" still operate on the lonesome corners of this Canton, and when one of them closes, you can bet a cute...
  • Wine Find: 2010 Open Door Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

    This boxed wine, made in California for a Baltimore-based startup company and distributed in the mid-Atlantic region, fills a useful niche. In quality terms, it's a cut above most boxed red wines, though the price is correspondingly higher. And the 1.5-...
  • Table Talk: Wit & Wisdom pastry chef wins award

    Table Talk: Wit & Wisdom pastry chef wins award
    Chris Ford of Baltimore's Wit & Wisdom has been named "People's Best New Pastry Chef," a national award chosen by readers of Food & Wine magazine. Food & Wine, which has been naming America's best new chefs for 24 years, introduced a category for pastry...
  • Wine Find: 2010 Le Canon du Marechal

    From: Vin de Pays des Cotes Catalanes, France Price: $16 Serve with: Seafood This dry white wine from the south of France has a style all its own. It's an imaginative blend of Muscat of Alexandria and viognier, two very floral and fruity grapes, but...
  • Wolf, Voltaggio and Gjerde among James Beard nominees

    Wolf, Voltaggio and Gjerde among James Beard nominees
    It took an hour to read all of the Beard Foundation nomimations. When it was over, there were no nominations for Baltimore area chefs restaurants. Sam Caglione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery was nominated for Outstanding Wine, Beer or Spirits...
  • Gamay brings forward a serious Beaujolais

    Beaujolais is not just nouveau. Although nouveau gets all the hype and fanfare, it is the least-interesting segment of what the region has to offer. Of much more consequence and significance are the top-drawer producers crafting Beaujolais Cru and...
  • Restaurant Review: With new owner, SoBo Cafe goes back to basics

    Restaurant Review: With new owner, SoBo Cafe goes back to basics
    The puckish SoBo Cafe flourished in Federal Hill for a good decade, especially in those early times when Winston Blick, now of Clementine, was running the kitchen. Its last few years were rocky, though, and last fall, SoBo was sold to Anna Leventis, a...
  • Spilling the beans on French cassoulet

    They say that the waters of the earth separate us and that wine brings us together. On special occasions, food unites us as well. Last week, Philippe Bertineau, the executive chef at Benoit New York, an Alain Ducasse restaurant, was honored for his...
  • Liquor store owner opposes growler bill in Howard County

    Several Howard County restaurant owners are lobbying for the right to sell refillable containers of beer and wine to dine-in customers, but the plan has raised concerns from the owners of a liquor store that the sales would result in irresponsible...
  • Center Stage online auction concludes on Sunday

    Center Stage online auction concludes on Sunday
    The online auction for Center Stage concludes on Sunday. Hundreds of goods, services and experiences are up for bid including about 100 in the Wine & Dine category The high-ticket item in the Wine & Dine category is the Restaurant Dining Card for a...