Woodberry Kitchen………..Such a lovely place

I am not sure this is such a great idea to blog about this restaurant so close to lunch time…So please, don’t hate me for what I am about to write (because you will be hungry!).

I’d like to point out that getting there was a little confusing, we made a couple of wrong turns before finding it. They have Valet parking, which is great as it is such a narrow street. There is a very unusual apartment complex right across the street with a pool. The pool landscaping is absolutely gorgeous, it almost makes you forget that you are actually in Baltimore City! (check it out if you do decide to go).

First thing first, here is their website: http://www.woodberrykitchen.com/. Know that their menu changes every single day, depending on what they get from the farms. True meaning of “from the farm to your table”.

The building itself for Woodberry Kitchen is a very old one, and I like the fact that they kept the rustic look and feel (bathrooms are great too! very important spot to check out first when you go to a restaurant :)).

We sat outside as it was such a beautiful evening last night, no humidity, lower 80 degrees, perfect!

Our Waitress, Julia, was simply awesome. I really don’t know how they learn all that stuff but she could speak in length about everything on the menu. She also made sure that we stayed “Hydrated” all evening :). Please make sure to ask for her if you go!

Julia

We had a couple of appetizers to share around the table (it was 5 of us), a cheese plate, deviled eggs and Marty (Sherry’s husband) had a fish salad. It was a white fish, I cannot remember the name of the particular fish (and no, I didn’t have that much to drink already, just one glass of Malbec) but I swear, the fish tasted like crab meat.

Now, as far as the deviled eggs, I will let the picture speaks for itself. It was as good as it looks:

Deviled Eggs

Now down to the entrees, Nate (Sherry’s son, our guest of honor since we were celebrating his 21st birthday) had the meat loaf. Sherry had some kind of beef medallions dish, Marty and my husband Sean both chose the soft crabs, I personally chose the roasted chicken (Forgive me if I don’t have the exact names of all the dishes, but when I went back to look for them in their menu, they were already gone! remember, the menu changes every day).

Now down to the pictures:

BeefSoft crabsChickenmac and cheese

I could have swore that I took a picture of Nate’s Meatloaf dish, but to my disappointment, I couldn’t find it on my phone. My apologies.

I have never been a big fan of meatloaf, but his dish looked amazing and tasted wonderful. The picture on the far right is Mac and Cheese (I can almost see you drooling looking at these). All I can say about that one is : YUM YUM YUM.

Now, I won’t speak to much about all the dishes, expect mine. THE CHICKEN. Yes, I wrote in capitals letters on purpose because I am yelling as I am typing it. Before I get to meat itself, I am going to try to describe the roasted veggies (you can’t see them in the picture because the chicken put his behind on them, but trust me they are there).

Number #1 :The carrots.  I had to ask Julia where on earth where these carrots came from (my first guess would have been heaven). I honestly never eaten carrots that tasted like potatoes. Julia told me that these particular carrots came from a farm named Side by Side in PA. YAY!!! Heaven is not that far away after all! So I did my research, and Voila!  here it is: http://www.sidebysidefarm.com/. Note to self: Plan a trip with Sherry in Fall to go visit that farm and use their veggies to make my Boeuf Bourguignon!

Number #2: The chicken. Oh my. the meat was so tender and the skin so crisp. I moaned at every bite.

Number #3: On purpose, I left the best at the last position: The sauce. OH MY GOD. The SAUCE. You know what. I will let the next picture speaks for itself:

IMG952792Yep. That good and that is all I am going to say about that. Since I couldn’t finish my dish (the chicken was quite substantial), there was no way they could transfer that deliciousness into my carry-out container, and there was no way on earth I was letting that go).

Food coma being almost over, Sherry had to do it and tell me that we had to get their most famous dessert which was featured in the Food Network not too long ago: THE C.M.P. (Chocolate. Marshmallow.Peanuts = Fresh cream ice cream, chocolate sauce, marshmallow fluff, wet peanuts).

Picture time:

C.M.P.

The top crust is crystallized marshmallow (not sure how they do that), then you dig into the wet peanuts and eventually to the ice cream. You add to that a decaf espresso with a twist (never had a decaf espresso before) and that’s it, put a fork in me (or a spoon or whatever weapon of your choice). I was officially in food coma.

So my friends, all I have to say is this: GO!!!! (I know I am going back there for my Anniversary!).

As always, stay hungry my friends!!

Aida.

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