Friday, July 30, 2010

Recommended: Stuff I've Recently Tried and Liked

1. The Lobster Shanty in Fenwick Island. It's casual and fun and has a great view, but the food is also fantastic (unsurprising, since David Twining owns it). The highlights of our meal there included the sangria, the lobster guacamole, and Cooper's seafood stew - which had such great flavor that we had to ask for another spoon after Dixon hijacked Cooper's.

It gets crowded early, though, so either go at an off time, or be prepared to wait.

2. This fresh corn pesto and bacon pasta dish. It's billed as an appetizer, but we had larger portions for dinner the other night and it never got boring. It even reheated nicely the next day. Actually, for that matter, it was pretty good cold. The flavors are super fresh and just a little sweet - it's an excellent late summer dish that makes the most of what's in the garden.

3. The Dogwood Restaurant wine club. We went for the first time this past Monday and had a wonderful time. For one thing, the people are fun. For another, the food is amazing. But most of all, the selection of wines and the pairings are so thoughtful and Galen and Bridget Sampson, the owners of the restaurant, are obviously committed to sharing everything they've learned about wine. The packet of information that came with dinner warmed my researchy heart...and the gigantic pours warmed, well, everything else.

The club takes place on the fourth Monday of every month, and it does fill up, so it's important to make reservations early. Seriously, you won't regret it.


Nakiya @ Taste of Baltimore said...

How far in advance do you think you should reserve a spot at the Wine Club?

Nakiya @ Taste of Baltimore said...

Also - which one did you end up taking?

Kit Pollard said...

We went this past Monday - it was wines of the Loire. That's what it is next month, too.

We actually got the last spot the day before the club - but I think that was probably a combination of luck and summer. They keep it pretty small, which is nice. I'm going to make my next month reservation today - it was that good.

You should come!!!

Nakiya @ Taste of Baltimore said...

I know - it sounds tempting actually! Another question - how much wine do you get to try? Basically, could someone come alone, or would you always need a DD to be safe?

Kit Pollard said...

Well...I guess that depends on how much you can drink!

We tasted 7 different wines, which - now that I think about - sounds like a lot. The first was a sparkling, which was a full pour, but the rest weren't. They were generous for tasting pours, though, and there was some refilling if you wanted it, too.

It IS all with food, and over a long time, so it really didn't feel like drinking as much as it sounds like.

citymouse said...

The Lobster Shanty sounds like a definite stop for me. Fenwick is only about an hour away from where I live and it's actually the beach we go to most. Thanks for the info!

The corn pesto look very yummy too. I think it will be fun to make.

Kit Pollard said...

Citymouse - it's actually in Selbyville, right on 54 (but close to Fenwick). That's a great beach, isn't it?

And the corn pesto was simple. Also reheated really well...


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