>Last night my wife and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary with dinner for two at VOLT Restaurant in Frederick, Maryland. I had to make the reservation a couple months ago because it’s become such a “hot” eatery – due in large part to its cable television celebrity-chef, Bryan Voltaggio.
May 21, 2010 By 1 Comment
Greatest Meal of My Life; Greatest Wife AND a Top Chef Finalist
He was a finalist on this past season (season six) of Bravo’s hit reality cooking series, “Top Chef.” Despite that celebrity success, he still cooks and works regularly at his restaurant. In fact he took a few minutes out of last night’s dinner service, to pose with my wife and me – a gracious gesture that truly made the night memorable.
The VOLT staff I spoke with raved about him as a boss, and his commitment to the area, the restaurant and his food. Personally, I can vouch for the quality of the food. This is the link to the menu that my wife and I chose from. http://www.voltrestaurant.com/pdf/Dinner%209.09.pdf
There were two selections on this menu that he actually prepared for season six of “Top Chef,” which my wife and I sampled. They were his “cherry glen farm goat cheese ravioli roasted butternut squash, shiitake mushrooms, sage brown butter” under Second Course and his “textures of chocolate white chocolate ganache, chocolate caramel, raw organic cocoa” under the Dessert section.
I’m the first to admit that I’ve got a Gatorade®-and-pork-rind kind of palate that’s been further scorched by years of Tabasco® abuse – yes, I’ve got a problem with hot foods but awareness is the key to change.
Regardless, despite my woeful shortcomings as a culinary aficionado – I thoroughly enjoyed every taste I tried, but the best tasting thing I ate last night (or ever for that matter) was VOLT’s goat cheese ravioli. It was unbelievable and is on the menu every day. So if you’re ever in the greater DC area, make your reservation for VOLT; make it soon and get the goat cheese ravioli – you won’t be disappointed.
Here’s the link to Voltaggio’s bio on Bravo’s web page
Here’s the link to Voltaggio’s restaurant