Saturday, January 22, 2011

Brunch at Woodberry Kitchen

Last Sunday while in MD, my daughter took me to brunch at Woodberry Kitchen.  Woodberry Kitchen is located in the Hampden Historic District of NW Baltimore.  Woodberry Kitchen is currently ranked number one as the place to eat in the Hampden district.  The restaurant is known for serving seasonal foods grown by local growers of the Chesapeake region. 

 For the first time in my life I had French Pressed coffee.  She took the little timer away before I got to take a picture of it.  My daughter ordered Beignets with chocolate sauce.  I had never had beignets, either.  They were something akin to donut holes, but ever so much lighter.
Direct Trade Press Coffee
 My daughter's wife had a breakfast pizza of sorts.  We all sampled it and it was very good. 
 My daughter had an open faced tenderloin sandwich.  It was nothing like the tenderloin sandwich one might have in the midwest.  Midwestern tenderloins are huge- often bigger than the bun they are served on and sometimes bigger than the plate they are served on.  This tenderloin was light and tender and healthful.  It was topped with an egg and had cheddar, ramp mayo, trencher, slaw and fries with it.  She also had a strawberry soda which we decided would be a refreshing summertime drink.
Open Faced Smoked Pork Tenderloin Sandwich
 I chose the Small Valley Spelt Crepes which had smoked pork loin, ricotta, rocket, and mustard cream.  Delicious.  Perfect in every way.
Small Valley Spelt Crepes

End of meal
 We were in an old warehouse building with wooden floors and high windows. 
 Excellent lighting.   Warm, welcoming feeling.

Boxwood wreath

 I went to the restroom- but don't usually take photos of the restroom.  It was so charming that I stopped to shoot before we left.
Quaint bathroom

dry your hands with dish-clothes and leave them in an old wire milk crate
 The Hampden district was originally settled as a residential community for mill workers.  Residents came from Kentucky, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania.

 Note the message on the car in the foreground.

All the pretty ladies
I hope to return eat at the Woodberry Kitchen another time.  My only negative comment at all is that I'm not certain the mimosa was worth eleven dollars.  I suppose it that is determined by how bad one wants to have a Mimosa with one's brunch.


Hope said...

Neat place to eat. Haven't had many things made with spelt except pretzels. Love the old rusty stuff!

ain't for city gals said...

I hope it was a VERY good mimosa!..Just read about the little one coming...Congrats!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

All of your plates look so delicious! What a pretty place. I am so glad you had such a good time there.

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Cheryl, Looks delicious . . neat place to visit. Hey, I like the bathroom, the hand towel thing is sort of different. Living in the snow looks like fun. Sandy:O)

farmlady said...

Well I would say that this was an awfully nice (and expensive) restaurant.
The food looked wonderful.But the bathrooms always tell the real story. Any restaurant that has individual hand towels for you has got to be quite up-scale. That is a pretty bathroom.

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