On the corner of Penn and Dover Streets, just a short walk from Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium, sits The Corner Bistro and Wine Bar. The eatery is helmed by husband-and-wife team Wesley and Lisa Vaughan. Within this cozy, yet sophisticated atmosphere, the Baltimore natives offer guests sumptuous New American cuisine complemented by a wide array of wines from around the world. Read on to learn more about a few of the standout dishes and their wine pairings.
The medium-bodied Storypoint chardonnay's bright fruit flavors complement The Baltimorean, a hearty sandwich featuring a pair of 3-ounce crab cakes with lettuce, tomato, and lemon-herb tartar on ciabatta bread.
The Decoy red blend blends together black cherry and plum with hints of licorice and cocoa for a complex taste that pairs well with the bistro steak sandwich, served open-faced with an 8-ounce blackened rib-eye steak on toasted ciabatta bread with a drizzle of spicy ranch dressing.
*The crisp, effervescent Segura Viudas Brut Cava, a sparkling Spanish wine is an ideal pairing with chicken and holds its own next to the rich cream sauce in the flavorful Cajun chicken alfredo linguini, one of The Corner Bistro and Wine Bar's pastas of the day.
The clinks of wine and cocktail glasses echo in Sascha's 527 Cafe's decadent 19th-century townhouse, adorned with cascading red velvet curtains and ever-changing displays of artwork. Illuminated by flickering candles and prismatic glints from a crystal chandelier, shareable small plates introduce the menu's New American flavor with an emphasis on quality ingredients. Entrees include grilled and sautéed cuts of seafood, chicken, and steak, bathed with dynamic sauces and paired with wholesome produce. Patrons can whisper décor compliments into the ears of painted portraits residing on the eatery's walls, and then dig into a homemade dessert for a sweet jolt proven to be safer than drinking hot cocoa from a plugged-in toaster.