Posted in Dining
My wedding anniversary was yesterday. I knew better than to count on my husband to plan a romantic evening. Not that he doesn’t try, but I am the crazy organizer in this relationship. I’m the one who has the passports, plane tickets and hand sanitizer. I decided to do it myself and make a reservation at Volt, Brian Voltaggio’s (Top Chef cheftestant) restaurant in Frederick, Maryland. Yes, it was a hike, and there is nothing in Frederick besides this restaurant. But I had heard so much about it that I wanted to go.
The food was amazing, service was great, and they wished us a happy anniversary twice (once by accident, but whatever…). My husband thought he wasn’t going to like the food because it was too “fancy”. He was wrong. The cheddar and chive biscuits they served were great (with fresh butter), the cocktails were beautiful. And the highlight of my husband’s night? All of the servers wore Chuck Taylors as part of their uniform. I tried not to be obnoxious and take pictures of the food, but I couldn’t help it…
The goat cheese ravioli was so delicious that I could have eaten a bucket of it. The soft-shell crab was interesting, but not my favorite. Growing up on the eastern coast of Virginia, our soft shell crabs have more of a paper-thin shell, and are less chewy. I couldn’t finish it. My husband loved his fish, and my lobster was divine, especially the coconut-curry foam. Yum.
softshell blackberry, corn, coriander
ravioli garlic scape, marcona almond, goat cheese
halibut fennel, asparagus
lobster black forbidden rice, coconut, madras curry
Visit Volt at 228 N. Market Street in Frederick, Maryland 21701