Friday, June 17, 2011

VOLT Restaurant

I was very excited to go to Chef Bryan Voltaggio's restaurant Volt located in historic Frederick, Maryland. He was the runner up on Top Chef Season 6. The restaurant is in a brownstone yet the decor is clean and contemporary.

I ordered a Stonewall cocktail which was Gosling’s Rum, Apple Juice, and Fever Tree Ginger Beer. When I saw a Dark 'N' Stormy with an apple juice twist on the menu I had to try it.

I started with the Cherry Glen Farm Goat Cheese Ravioli. A unique part of the presentation was the basil air that resembled sea foam. Texture was such a huge part of all the dishes at Volt.

Between my Casarecci Pasta and Lamb course I walked outside to take a peak at the garden and terrace. There was a smoker going on the back porch preparing food for an upcoming event.

I peered in the kitchen to see the masters at work in addition to checking out Table 21. Between each course we were offered assorted breads by servers whom were all wearing chucks and working together like a impeccable machine.

My dessert was Peanut Salted Popcorn, Chocolate Sorbet, Bananas, and Coriander Caramel.

They gave us candies to take home as well as pastries for the next morning. Volt goes out of it's way to create a unique dining experience that's full of pleasant surprises along the way.


This video really gives you a feel of the restaurant and a chance to see the culinary artists at work.

This was one of the best meals I have ever had, the food and service were suburb. I highly recommend dining at Volt...let me know if you go!

19 comments:

mMe said...

I love anything with goat cheese on it! I also love your restaurant reviews, I have been to honey's and continental (in philly) which you have mentioned before on this blog :)

Trish {Pink Preppy Lilly Lover} said...

Erin!! I wish I knew you were going to be there that night! My little sister has been working with Chef Bryan at VOLT for the last year and is now one of the two fish chefs. VOLT is amazing and a truly exquisite culinary experience! We simply must go together one of these days, I am dying to eat at Table 21!! :) Sooo glad you had such a great time!! xoxo

Beachside Cottage said...

A true dining "experience" - watched them on Top Chef and respected their work - to see them in the real world is really impressive and gives a much better idea of why they were so impressive on the show ...

Glad they're working together!
Thanks so much for posting! Always love your posts!

Happy Weekend -
Linda

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Annie said...

Wow, that looks like an amazing experience!

Love your dress!

Jessica said...

I am a new follower and just wanted to say hi! :) How lucky are you to go to VOLT? I'm an avid food network watcher and am quite jealous! Wouldn't you just die to sit at table 21?!

My Life as A Plate said...

That sounds amazing!!! I have been loving Dark N' Stormys lately, I think I need to try it with the Apple Juice twist.

The City Boy said...

this looks so so good! I want to try tom colicchio's restaurants here in NYC

Anonymous said...

I went to VOLT in November and sat at Table 21 for the 21 course dinner. It was amazing! I liked some dishes more than others, which is unavoidable with so many courses but it was truly a memorable and delicious meal.

Also I think Bryan Voltaggio was runner-up on the 6th Season of Top Chef. I'm pretty sure his brother, Michael, was the chef that took home top honors that season.

p.s. Love your dress!

Jocelyn said...

UM! This looks amazing and he was one of my favorites in season 6! So jealous you were able to go. :)

JMW said...

The food looks like a work of art! I love restaurants like that - a feast for all senses. If I ever make it up to your neck of the woods, I will have to try Volt!

Portuguese Prepster said...

looks delicious and like such a fun experience! love your dress too.

Miss Lindsay said...

Top Chef is one of my favorite shows! Looks amazing. Wish the restaurant was in NYC... if I ever make it to MD that's on the itinerary.

Paige - Everyday Belle said...

I never realized that you live in md! you should check out victoria gastro pub in ellicott city!

Kate said...

This post is making me hungry and I just had dinner! YUM!

Love your dress too

I am... Lauren said...

A friendly hello from your newest follower.

We visited volt earlier this spring, and enjoyed it thoroughly. We have been on the list for Table 21 for quite sometime now (the one time they called my other half was out of town.. but that is a different story.) I too ordered the Goat Cheese Ravioli, and was shocked that it was black, but found it very tasty. Also, I thoroughly enjoyed the pastries the next morning with my kids. The pastries the next day was an extra special thought as it was a sweet reminder of the wonderful night we JUST had at VOLT.

Sundresses and Smiles said...

That looks like such a cool restaurant--I love going places that offer an "experience" along with the food and this certainly seems to be one of those restaurants! Have a great weekend!

Angela Parmer Duke said...

Oh my goodness! Well I'm hungry now!! And the presentation was breathtaking!! To me, presentation is as important as what you're presenting! And cute dress!

Ashley Brooke said...

wow! I would love to go there!

bisbee said...

Just wanted to let you know that brunch at Volt is fabulous! We went in February (after waiting for MONTHS!) and we want to go back to dinner very soon!