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.