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September 18th, 2015

Southern Delaware Wine, Food and Music Festival, October 17, 2015, 12:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M., Independence Hall, Food, Wine, Music, A Singing Chef, Local Chefs, Food Pairings, 13 Local Restaurants, A Man Cave? Do not Miss this Event!! Raising Funds for Rotary’s Global Eradication of Polio, Lewes-Rehoboth Meals on Wheels, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches

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“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”  booker t. washington

With that quote I begin my post by reminding you that Delaware is a Small Wonder with a Big Heart.  Fundraising events happen all year round, but it seems that as the Second Season takes hold of all of us living in Southern Delaware, we set records for fundraising.  It is incredible the amount of money raised to help others.

I got an invite to a Kick Off Party for the Southern Delaware Wine, Food and Music Festival which will take place on Saturday, October 17th (noon until 4:30 p.m.) at Independence Hall located at 23767 Samuel Adams Circle in Millsboro, Delawared.  Even though the address is Millsboro, it is, actually, closer to the beaches.

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The Kick Off Party took place at (a)Muse on Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, on Thursday, 9/17.  My friend, Susan DiMondi came with me to see what all the commotion was all about.

Let me tell you a little about What is Going On…

This event is being billed as the “ultimate wine, food and music event on DelMarVa”.  It will be hosted by former Bad Company bassist, now food, wine and music aficionado, Paul Cullen.  It will be a fun and refined afternoon of food, beer and wine samplings and pairings, cooking demos, and a great musical line-up.

This is a benefit for Rotary’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative and Lewes-Rehoboth Meals on Wheels.

This is an inaugural SoDelFest.  The culinary Theater will host the chef showcases/demos, where you will find Neil Fuentes, The Singing Chef and Food Rewrapped Champion and 5 of our top local chefs including: Hari Cameron, Lion Gardner, Doug Ruley, Ronnie Burkle and Sean Correa.

The festival will also offer wine and food pairings with 13 local restaurants including; Abbot’s Grille, Bluecoast, Seafood Grill, Bramble and Brine, Cultured Pearl, Grandpa 9Mac), JD Shuckers, Lupo’s Italian Kitchen, Michy’s Relaxed Dining, Nage, Palate, Semra’s, Summerhouse and Touch of Italy.

You will be able to experience the Man Cave….don’t worry we are all welcome for cocktails, a raw bar and Cigars!  Join Rob Bagle from Bramble & Brine and representatives from Wigle Whiskey, Dad’s Hat, Benromach Scotch, George’s Bloody Mary Mix (a new local favorite from Berline, Maryland) and 16 Mile Brewery.  There may just be oyster shooters there!

30 wines will be offered by Teller Wines and the distributors for pairing and additional tastes.  Dogfish Head and Mispillion Breweries will be pouring their fall favorites at the bar!

There will be 2 special wine education seminars in the Wine University; Mike Zygmonski (Level II Sommelier, Sodel Concepts) will present a blind tasting and John McDonald (Wine Columnist, Cape Gazette) will present Wine 101 for anyone who wants to learn about the art of Wine Tasting.

General Admission tickets are $75 and there is a VIP upgrade that includes two special tastings at 95+ point wines and exclusive cheeses and a seat on-stage during one of the chef showcases.  The press is invited at no charge with advance notice.  Please visit http://www.sodelfest.com

Presenting Sponsor:  Ocean Atlantic Companies

Major Sponsors:  Schell Brothers, Sysco, SoDel Concepts, Coastal Style

Sponsors:  Good Clean Fun Life, Sposato Family Vineyards, Active Adult Realty

Event Chair is Stacy LaMotta

Event Coordinator is Carlene Roche

Volunteer Coordinator is Meg Gardner

Arriving at (a)Muse Susan and I were invited to taste some of the wines offered by Sposato.  For 6 years the Sposato Family researched, studied and visited South America.  In 2012 the family purchased their farm in the heart of Argentina’s wine country, Mendoza.

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Based on their 23 years of experience in working with land, soil irrigation and plants, by running their top rated landscape company, Sposato Landscape Co., they saw this as a great opportunity to further their experience in the agriculture industry.  The farm was purchased as virgin ground.  A new irrigation system, electric and other improvements have been installed with more to come.

The farm is 250 acreas located in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, 3,000 ft. above sea level.  Sposato Family Vineyard has some of the best and most popular wineries in Argentina as neighbors.  The farm is located between two notable wineries, Bodega Septima and Vina Cobos by Paul Hobbs with more just around the corner.

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We tasted 2015 Chardonnay.  This fruit focused Chardonnay has an attractive color with aromas of tropical fruit, apples and peaches.  Also a 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, from their prize winning high elevation vineyards has aromas of grapefruit, passion fruit, herbs, species and orange blossom notes that are persistent through the finish.  The 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has intense red with blue shades. Another one was their 2013 Reserve Malbec…intense violet color, typical of Argentine Malbec.  And the 2014 Malbec had deep purple color, with high intensity of black fruits, raspberries and violets.  Please note that you can get the wines in the Rehoboth Beach and Lewes area.

A presentation was given by all of those that are involved and making sure that this will be an unforgettable event.

Stacy LaMotta, Event Chair

Stacy LaMotta, Event Chair

Paul Culen, Host

Paul Culen, Host

Lion & Meghan Gardner, Blue Moon

Lion & Meghan Gardner, Blue Moon

Hari Cameron, (a)Amuse

Hari Cameron, (a)Amuse

Paul Cullen entertained us while we tasted delicious offerings by Blue Moon, Nage, and (a)Muse.

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So what are you waiting for?  Call your friends, pass the word, share in social media and get ready to have some fun!!

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March 15th, 2015

Fried Green Tomatoes, Love Them!, Fried Green Tomato, Fig, Bacon, Corn Stack, Merryman’s Green Tomato Pickle, Recipes, Restaurants Serving Fried Green Tomatoes, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Delaware Beaches, Cape Charles, Virginia, Charleston, South Carolina, It’s All About Green Tomatoes

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I am crushed that Fried Green Tomatoes…..not a Southern dish.  That they, apparently, entered the American culinary scene in the Northeast and Midwest, with a link to Jewish immigrants.  I love them and when I see them on menus, I do order them.  Having been in Charleston, I tasted them everywhere I could.  But, let me tell you that, here, at the Delaware Beaches, we have some pretty awesome ones served at our local restaurants.

Looking forward to my fig tree this year.  Not just to eat figs off the tree but to also prepare my Fried Green Tomato, Fig, Bacon, Corn Stack….It is my own recipe; not begged, borrowed, or stolen.  You can get the recipe by clicking on the month of August of 2013 on the archives of AboutMyBeaches and scrolling down to the 11th.

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In Rehoboth Beach, Delaware:

FINS ALE HOUSE & RAW BAR on Coastal Highway.  I just had these the other day.  They were delicious and hopefully, they will keep them on the menu.

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BLUE MOON located on Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  This is a signature appetizer.  The fried green tomatoes are served with herbed sheep’s cheese, onion, compote, pesto and a balsamic drizzle.  Definitely, a blending of flavors.

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In Bethany Beach, Delaware:

PATSY’S RESTAURANT in Downtown Bethany Beach.  Her fried green tomatoes are topped with roasted red pepper/Vermont cheddar cheese spread with fresh basil pesto and balsamic reduction.

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Cape Charles, Virginia’s Eastern Shore:

AQUA AT KINGS CREEK MARINA in Cape Charles serves a Fried Green Tomato BLT Salad…smoked bacon and mixed greens, tossed with a roasted tomato vinaigrette.

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Historic Charleston, South Carolina:

TBONZ in Historic Charleston had these great fried green tomatoes….they went in my burger.

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SOUTHEND BREWERY & SMOKE HOUSE, located in Downtown Charleston had never had anyone topped their pizza with fried green tomatoes.  Of course, pimento cheese was included.  The pizza did not wow me here.  But, the combination of pizza and fried green tomatoes was pretty good.

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LOWCOUNTRY BISTRO, located in Historic Charleston has a great Ambrose Farms Spinach Salad….an addition of Fried Green Tomatoes made it just perfect.

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A.W. SHUCK’S – We stopped here with our Culinary Tour (post in the making)….the praline butter on the fried green tomatoes was delish.

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TOAST, located on Meeting St. had their fried green tomatoes with sweet pepper relish.

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The following recipe is soooooo good.  You can serve it with roast beef, chicken, or even in a sandwich.  It takes some time to make but once in the jars you can store them for a long time.  Give it as presents to special friends.

MERRYMAN’S GREEN TOMATO PICKLE

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1 peck (8 quarts or approx. 20 lbs of small green tomatoes

6 red peppers

12 large onions

5 tablespoons celery seed

5 tablespoons mustard seed

1/2 gal. cider vinegar

3 lbs. light brown sugar

1 cup salt

Slice the tomatoes and onions very thin.  Cut peppers into thin strips.  Place alternatively (some tomato, some onion, some peppers) in layers in a large bowl, sprinkling salt over each layer.

Let mixture sit for several hours or overnight to draw out liquid.

Squeeze the pickle dry and place in a large kettle.  Pour vinegar, sugar, mustard seed and celery seed over pickle.

Cook slowly until onion is clear and tomato is almost transparent.  One to two hours.  Check and stir often.

Place in sterilized jars and seal.

Note:  It is usually served in my house during the Holiday Season.  It is an old Merryman recipe.

Have a good one!!

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November 19th, 2014

Destination? Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Georgetown, Milford, Delaware, Thanksgiving at The Beach!! Relax, Give Thanks, Enjoy your Stay, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches

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Before I was married, became a mother and decided to be a stay-at-home mom, I lived in Baltimore, Maryland.  I worked in Baltimore and then on Wednesday of Thanksgiving I would drive to Orlean, Virginia, to my boyfriend’s family farm house.  He then became my husband, John.  My mother in law, Louise, is a great cook and she would go all out Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day.  Feeling totally satisfied and comatosed I dreaded the late in the day drive to Baltimore.  Work was waiting on Friday.  They really should give Friday off to everyone.  A long week-end of Thanksgiving.  Most of us have a lot to be thankful for.

I love an overcast day on Thanksgiving.  I like it cold, as well.  So, even though I enjoy the swaying palm trees of warmer climates, on Thanksgiving and Christmas, my preference is the chill in the air that the Atlantic Coast usually offers.

The Delaware Beaches are open for business.  The following are restaurants in Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Georgetown, and Milford that will have Thanksgiving fare.  This list is probably not complete.  I will update it as I find other restaurants, but in the meantime, it might help if you are coming to the beaches to start a new Thansgiving tradition.

Please note that the following restaurants will be open all week-end long!!

REHOBOTH BEACH

BIG FISH GRILL – 20298 Coastal Highway. No reservations! Tel. 302-227-FISH. Website? http://www.bigfishgrill.com.  11:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.  $26.95 for adults, $12.95 for children 5 years of age to 12.  Under 5 eat free!!  They will also be offering a la carte menu, as well.  Carry out?  Give them a call now!

SUMMER HOUSE – 228 Rehoboth Avenue. Tel. 302-227-3895.  Webstie?  http://www.summerhousesaloon.com.

VICTORIA’S- Located at 2 Olive Ave. and The Boardwalk.  Thanksgiving Buffet!  Tel. 302-227-0615.  Menu at http://www.boardwalkplaza.com/pdf/menu-thanksgivng.pdf.  Gluten Free items are marked GF!!

BLUE MOON –  Located at 35 Baltimore Ave., in Downtown Rehoboth Beach. Tel. 302-227-6515.  Website?  http://www.bluemoonrehoboth.com.  They will be offering a regular menu plus seasonal additions from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m.

JUST IN THYME – Highway 1 and Robinson Drive.  Tel. 302-227-3100  $29.95, starting at 1 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Website?  http://www.justinthymerestaurant.com.

SAKETUMI – A Thanksgiving Buffet, 18814 Coastal Highway.  Tel. 302-645-2818.  Even though I would have never thought about going to Saketumi for Thanksgiving, they tell me that it is an awesome buffet!

DOS LOCOS – 208 Rehoboth Avenue.  Tel. 302-227-3353.  http://www.doslocos.com.

PURPLE PARROT – 134 Rehoboth Avenue, Tel. 302-226-1139.  Thanksgiving starts at 1 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Website? http://www.ppgrill.com.  Check out the website because they have so many events coming up, including their Annual Ugly Sweater Christmas Party.

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THE BUTTERY – Located on Second Street in the Historic District this restaurant offers their annual Thanksgiving Dinner at $69/person plus alcohol. $24 for children 12 years of age and under.  Tel. 302-2=645-7755.  Check the Thanksgiving menu by visiting http://www.butteryrestaurant.com/ButteryThanksgivingDinner.Le.html.

MILFORD

ABBOTT’S GRILL – Located at 249 NE Front St. Tel. 302-491-6736.  Buffet starts at 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Adults $21.95.  Children under 10 $12.95.

GEORGETOWN

THE BRICK HOTEL – A Thanksviging Buffet Feast, A Thanksgiving Dinner Menu, and a Thanksgiving Take Out Menu.  Located at 18 The Circle on The Circle in Georgetown.   Buffet Feast from noon until 4:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Dinner from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.   Reservations 302-856-1836.   Check the menus at http://www.brickhotel.com.

Note:  Let me know if you know of any other restaurants offering a Thanksgiving menu….Talk to you later.

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April 7th, 2012

Breakfast? Brunch? Restaurants, Rehoboth Beach, Downtown Rehoboth Beach Restaurants are Open for Business, Delaware Beaches

 

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I cannot believe how gorgeous it is.  A few degrees warmer would make it the perfect week-end at the Delaware Beaches.

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Are you visiting, and, therefore, looking for a place to have breakfast or brunch?  Rehoboth Beach has plenty of good restaurants.  It is, actually, nationally known for its unique restaurants and excellent chefs.

There are so many people in Downtown Rehoboth.  Looks like summer but still feels like early spring.

I hope this list makes it easier for you.  And, have in mind that Downtown Rehoboth Beach is a very walkable town.  Eat to your hearts content and then, check our our famous Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk.

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Some of these restaurants I have tried and some will be tested later….

 

Summer House Saloon – This restaurant opens 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.  On Sundays, they offer Brunch, as well, starting at 11 a.m.  They are located at 228 Rehoboth Ave.  Tel. 302-227-3895.  Website?  www.summerhousesaloon.com.   Summer House offers different menus for those customers with food allergies; gluten free menu.

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GreenMan Juice Bar & Bistro is located at 12 Wilmington Ave.  Tel. 302-227-4901.  After renovations, this restaurant is open for the Season.

 

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Mariachi Restaurant is located at 14 Wilmington Ave.  Tel. 302-227-0115.  It is known for its Spanish and Mexican Cuisine.  Brunch specials like “Desayuno Cancun”, Tacos Santa Fe, Huevos Rancheros, Omelette Acapulco and believe me, much more.  There is a Brunch Special of Brunch and a Cocktail (Margarita, Mimoza or a variety of Sangrias) for $15.  Website? www.mariachirehobothde.com/brunch.html.

 

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The Gallery Espresso is located at 70 Rehoboth Ave. in the 1st Street Station.  302-231-2113.   Vegan and gluten free items, as well.

 

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Purple Parrot Grill is located at 247 Rehoboth Ave.  Tel. 302-226-1139.  They start serving at 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

 

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Dos Locos is located at 208 Rehoboth Avenue.  Tel. 302-227-3353.  Website?  http://www.doslocos.com.  They have a gluten free menu, as well.

 

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Jakes Seafood House with 2 locations. One on First & Baltimore St. in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Tel. 302-227-6237.  The other?  On 19178 Coastal Highway.  Tel. 302-644-7711.  Both restaurants will be serving a full menu starting at 11:30 a.m.

 

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Arena’s Cafe is located at 149 Rehoboth Ave. in Downtown Rehoboth Beach. Tel. 302-227-1272. The Downtown location opens at 11 a.m. until 1 a.m.You can also find them at 20312 Highway One (Coastal Highway). That Tel. is 302-226-2233.  This location opens at 7 a.m. until 10 p.m.  They serve eggs, sandwiches, platters, omelettes, pancakes, cream chipped beef and lots of other breakfast fare.

 

Finbar’s Pub & Grill is located at 316 Rehoboth Ave.  Tel. 302-227-1873.  Breakfast brunch on Holiday Sundays start at 10:30 a.m.  Check http://www.finbarspub.com/brunch.html.

 

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Victorias is located at 2 Olive Ave. & The Boardwalk, inside the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel.  Tel. 302-227-7169.  Website?  www.boardwalkplaza.com. They do have an extensive brunch menu; omelette and waffle stations.  Eggs Benedict du Jour prepared to order while you check out their buffet.  Champagne, Mimosas, and Screwdrivers are $2.50 during the Sunday Brunch.

 

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Cafe Azafran is located at 18 Baltimore Ave.  Tel. 302-227-8100.  Breakfast is served Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. Oatmeal, granola, fruit salad, chorizo hash, eggs, omelettes are few of the favorites.  Oh, I almost forgot, they do have an Espresso Bar.  Website?  http://www.cafeazafran.com/rehoboth.

 

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Blue Moon is located at 35 Baltimore Ave.  Tel. 302-227-6515.  Website?  www.bluemoonrehoboth.com.  Sunday Brunch from 10:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Their menu changes weekly.  Bloody Marys and Mimosas are $3.00.

 

Crystal is located at 620 Rehoboth Ave.  They have breakfast all day.  It is a very popular breakfast hangout and it does get crowded but they do move customer quickly; not ever rushing you, though.  Tel. 302-227- 1088.  Don’t forget to ask for the scrapple, well done.  If you like scrapple, that is.

 

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Nage Bistro & Wine Bar is located at 19720 Coastal Highway (Rt. 1) across from the Gap Outlet.  They serve Brunch every Sunday, starting at 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Tel. 302-226-2037.  Website?  www.nagerestaurant.com.

 

Bethany Blues is located at 18355 Coastal Highway.  Tel. 302-644-2500.  This restaurant is between Lewes and Rehoboth Beach.  Sunday Brunch starts at 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Omelettes, French toast, eggs, carving station, seafood, desserts and pastries.  Website?  www.bethanyblues.com.

 

Have a Beautiful Holiday Week-End!!  Please note that most of the above restaurants also serve lunch and dinner.  Talk to you later…

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December 28th, 2011

What’s Going On?, Rehoboth Beach Restaurants on Trendy Baltimore Avenue Celebrate New Year’s Eve, Entertainment, Showstoppers!! at Clear Space Theatre

 

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In Rehoboth to celebrate the New Year?  You are in for a real treat because the weather is gorgeous and we hope it stays that way.  Hello Downtown Rehoboth Beach!!

Baltimore Avenue is a trendy street in Downtown Rehoboth Beach with very unique restaurants.  It is parallel to Rehoboth Avenue.  Lots of shops, quaint old houses and the ocean at the end of the street.

If you want entertainment then Showstoppers!! at Clear Space Theatre would be a special way of ringing in the New Year.  A group of talented vocalists will take the stage at 9 p.m. to offer you a brand new selection of big Broadway musical numbers like Bosom Buddies from Mame, Easy Street from Annie and Glitter and Be Gay from Candide, among many others.

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It is an hour long performance, then a live swing band for the remainder of the evening so you can swing-in the New Year.  Dancing will continue until 1 a.m. with hors d’oeuvres and dessert throughout the evening, including a champagne toast at midnight.

Venue?  Clear Space Theatre, 20 Baltimore Ave.  Tickets are $50 each and includes the performance, live music, hors d’oeuvres, dessert and champagne toast.  A cash bar will also be available.  You can purchase tickets online at www.clearspacetheatre.org, by phone at 302-227-2270 or in person at the box office.

 

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Cafe Azafran – 18 Baltimore Avenue.  This restaurant will have seating availabe at 6-6:30 p.m. and 9-9:30 p.m.   $49 per person plus gratuity.  They will be offering 3 courses and the dinner includes a salad of baby romaine, radicchio and endive.

Please call 302-227-8100 and visit their website, www.cafeazafran.com so you can check out the menu for that evening.  They open for breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays.

 

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Eden is located at 23 Baltimore Avenue.  Tel. 302-227-3330.  They will be offering an early seating for $85 per person or a late seating for $95 per person, including a champagne toast.  Both seatings will have 4 courses.

Check their website, http://www.edenrestaurant.com.  You will find the menu for that evening on Specials and Events.

 

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MIXX will be offering a New Year’s Eve Menu with Pepper Crusted Filet Mignon, Seared Scallops or Surf & Turf.  The restaurant is located at 26 Baltimore Ave., Tel. 302-226-8700.  Website?  www.mixxrehoboth.com.

 

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Blue Moon is located at 35 Baltimore Avenue.  Tel. 302-227-6515.  This restaurant is celebrating New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.  Seating in the dining room will begin at 5:30 p.m.  4 courses for $95 per person.

Then, you can select from the 4-course New Year’s evening menu with a fabulous show by Pamala Stanley in their warm and cozy Atrium.  That will begin at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. for $135 per person.

New Year’s Day at the Blue Moon will bring a brunch from 10:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m….Their homemade Bloody Marys or Mimosas….Reservations are suggested.

Their Season Closing Party begins at 9 p.m. with drink specials, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment.

Their website?  www.bluemoonrehoboth.com.

 

Sole went through a renovation, opening on their same spot at 44 Baltimore Avenue . Enjoy their new menu and decor on this last day of the year; it is a mix of the old and new.  Call for reservations at 302-227-7107.  You can find Sole-Rehoboth on Facebook, as well. 

Sunday is their Pajama Party Brunch – Starting the New Year in a comfortable way.  Call them up for reservations and more info.

You can check the menu on http://capegazette.villagesoup.com/business/el/sol/150891.

 

Baltimore Avenue is only two long blocks but believe me, it is a happening place in Rehoboth Beach!!

 

Have fun!!!  Talk to you later…

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September 15th, 2011

Blue Moon, Restaurant, Review, Rehoboth Beach, Contemporary American Cuisine, Entertainment Venue, Delaware Beaches

 

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Finally, I was able to make it to Blue Moon.  I love being able to visit those favorite restaurants that make our Delaware Beaches a dining destination.  In the summer?  Well, I have told you before, Rehoboth gets crowded; I wait for the Second Season to really enjoy our most sought after eateries.

It was last Sunday evening when we chose Blue Moon for a special dinner with my sister in law, Susie.  She had come for her usual 24 hour visit to the beach. That’s all she ever stays; a swim, a restaurant, maybe pick up some popcorn and off she goes back to Baltimore.

Blue Moon is located at 32 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.  Tel. 302-227-6515.  Website?  www.bluemoonrehoboth.com.   Only 2 blocks from the beach on this trendy street, which is full of restaurants and shops.

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You cannot miss Blue Moon, blue and yellow colors, patio full of customers having a drink, either waiting for the entertainment to begin or for their reservation.

Besides being a restaurant, patrons also enjoy Blue Moon for its entertainment.  You can visit the website above mentioned for a complete schedule.  Last Sunday, Pamala Stanley was entertaining.  She is a well rounded performer and very popular at the beach.

The building is a Victorian beach house from the turn of the century.  It opens 7 days a week at 5:30 p.m.  On Sundays brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

If you are here during the week you might be able to get in without a reservation, but, you really should make one, anyway.  The restaurant, itself, is not very big.  Tables are in close proximity to each other.

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I had high expectations.  Blue Moon’s cuisine is innovative and diverse.  The restaurant is very well aware of gluten allergies.  Even though it is a busy restaurant, they do take the time to accommodate customers with food allergy issues.

First on our table was the bread.  And, immediately a treat was placed on the table.  Dates stuffed with a bit of cheese and wrapped with an apple wood cured bacon.  I completely forgot to take a picture.  They were so good.  Nothing like the combination of that salt and sweetness at the same time.

Drinks and appetizer were then ordered.

Susie ordered a salad of Artisanal Lettuces with strawberries, toasted almonds, goat cheese, lemon, and a bee pollen vinaigrette.  Beautiful colors, fresh and light.

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My husband, who is usually the “particular” one ordered something he had been dying to have for some time; the Seared Cage Free Foie Gras with sweet pear, brioche, hazelnut butter and a vanilla gastrique.

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Foie Gras is duck or goose liver that has been fattened; this one was free range (natural feeding).

The presentation was gorgeous and he thought it was rich, buttery and delicate.

Kathryn was our waitress and I decided to take her suggestions on this evening. 

She told me that the Fried Green Tomatoes was a signature appetizer for the Blue Moon.  They were amazing; herbed sheep’s cheese, onion, compote, pesto and a balsamic drizzle.  A unison of flavors.

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Some say that fried green tomatoes are a “southern thing”, but others think that they are linked to Jewish immigrants.  Not sure, though.

For our entrees our choices were:

When my sister in law comes to the beach, she will choose seafood.  So, for her entree she chose Porcini Dusted Halibut with spatzle, roasted mushrooms, tatsoi, pine nuts, brie fondue, and a blueberry gastrique.  Bueberry?  It was perfect.  She loved it; perfectly cooked.

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My husband decided on the Pan Seared Pacific Ling Cod with a potato-lump crab hash, smoked bacon, sweet corn, and a lobster beurre blanc.  I had the opportunity to steal a bite and it really melted in your mouth.  Very good and nicely seasoned.

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Once again, I went with Kathryn’s suggestion of the Seared Duck Breast, with goat cheese gnocchi, almond, arugula, honey gastrique, caramelized cippolini, cherries and yes, figs!!  Fell totally in love with it.  Deboned, crispy and cooked medium to rare (pink in the middle).  Great suggestion.

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I really did not want or need any dessert.  I asked Kathryn’s what would her suggestion be if all I wanted was something to finish my meal; a little light.

She thought the Tres Leches would be a good one.  Upon seeing it I decided that another lap around the block would be the only thing to do the next day.  It was delicious.  Tres Leches is a popular Latin dessert.  The main component being a sponge cake.  Blue Moon added its own unique touch.

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My expectations were totally met and exceeded. It was a delicious meal, in a beautiful setting with family…priceless!!

Blue Moon always sends you home with a little sweet ending…

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 Talk to you later…

Note:  Our service was good; but we decided that our waitress was very busy on Sunday.  I just thought that at times we had to get someone’s attention to get more wine or water…a little off there.  Otherwise, it was perfect.

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