According to Emily Post, napkins may only be used to cover laps, clean up spills, or signal the waiter via semaphore that your table has hit an iceberg. Master restaurant etiquette over a gourmet meal with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get a contemporary American dinner for two at Bluegrass Tavern (up to a $98 total value). The dinner includes:
- A charcuterie-and-cheese appetizer (a $20 value)
- Two large bites (up to a $31 value each)
- Two glasses of house wine (an $8 value each)
Head chef Ray Kumm’s training in classical French cuisine guides him in selecting the seasonally available foods used to craft Bluegrass Tavern’s ever-evolving dinner menu. Appetizer platters present diners with five selections of house-made charcuterie and farm-fresh cheeses, each complementing the other with savory flavors and a solid grounding in color theory. The menu of large bites shifts at the whim of seasonal ingredients and the availability of the wily ducks, rabbits, and fish that typically populate the dishes, which currently include a grilled Hudson Valley duck breast with a sweet counterpoint of plum chutney, and an 8-ounce sirloin steak from Snake River Farms. As jaw muscles heat up from chewing through tender meats and crisp vegetables, occasional sips of house wine keep them fortified for another round of mastication and librettos sung in each dish’s honor.
SBIC/ West Federal Hill
1500 S Hanover St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21230