During our Northeast quasi-road trip, we took a detour to eat at Volt, Chef Bryan Voltaggio's restaurant in Frederick, Maryland. If you are a Top Chef fan, this may be as exciting to you as it was to me.
his brother's restaurant, Bryan Voltaggio's restaurant is airy, bright, and somewhat more formal, although not to the point of stuffy. Servers are clad in suits but rock Chucks on their feet. And you eat while listening to Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Death Cab for Cutie, and The Shins. I loved the music.
Amuse bouche -- celeriac macaron with foie gras.
Cheddar-jalapeno biscuit and bourbon pecan sticky bun.
We got the five-course brunch tasting menu for $55 -- a great bargain for food of this caliber.
Kampachi, ginger, chive, green apple.
Ravioli, garlic scapes, Marcona almond, goat cheese.
Halibut, asparagus, hen yolk, caper.
Beef, Kennebeck potatoes, green garlic, English pea.
Chocolate marshmallow, caramel, peanut.
when we went to ink. Deconstructed and delicious. Good comeback.
Crumb cake to take home.
This meal was great, even with the sad meat. You should take this detour, too.
Maybe I need to go for dinner. We had lunch (brunch? it was lunch-y food) there once and it was the most flavorless meal I've had in ages. The waitress was really snotty I left most of it on my plate too!ReplyDelete
Your meal looks 100x better!
Really? That is too bad! This was brunch!Delete
Ah, I just saw that. Maybe we picked poorly. Most of our meal was like your steak. Sort of chewy or bland. :(Delete
This is on the list for next year!ReplyDelete
I chose this over Zaytinya. :)Delete
I trust you've had the bacon cheddar biscuits at MB Post... right? Because if not, we may have to go. Like tomorrow.ReplyDelete
I've not been to MB Post at all! IT'S SO FAR! Weep for me!Delete
My friends got engaged there in May. They said it was fantastic.ReplyDelete
Tasty place to get engaged!Delete
the bear crushed on this brother & his food. i crushed on the other. obvs. glad it's good, though!ReplyDelete
My husband is from Maryland so maybe one day, me and that sticky bun will get better acquainted.ReplyDelete
We got really intimate with that sticky bun.Delete