It's time for another food post, everyone! For today's blast, I'll be telling you all about my nomtastic lunch with Justin Schuble (aka DCFoodPorn) at Wit & Wisdom. Located in Harbor East, this gorgeous restaurant oozes class - if you're looking for amazing food AND killer ambiance in Baltimore, you need to head on over stat.
To start, we ordered green tea, coffee, and a Carrot Mule. I'm not really into getting my drink on in the early afternoon, but I can definitely see myself making exceptions when lunching at W&W. This cocktail was seriously one of THE best I've ever had, and it contained carrot-infused tito's vodka carrot-cardamom syrup, lemon, and ginger beer.
Then, we ordered different apps to share: House-made Charcuterie, Blue Crab Cocktail, and Maine Lobster Corndogs. All three were delicious and beautifully presented so I honestly can't pick a favorite, but if I absolutely HAD to, I'd recommend the crab & lobster dishes, only because I feel like you can get charcuterie anywhere.
I was blown away by the flavors of the crab and the creativity of the corndogs. The former was marinated in flying dog orange ale vinaigrette and garnished with avocado, while the latter was served with whole grain mustard creme fraiche. You really can't go wrong with either! The next time I go back, I definitely want to try the Hand-cut Tagliatelle 'Carbonara' and their Acorn Squash & Apple Soup.
Moving onto entrees! Again, we got 3 dishes and shared because sharing is caring, ha: Crab Cake Sandwich, Maine Lobster Roll, and a Make Your Own Salad. Man, I don't even know where to start so I'm just going to go in order. If you're a fan of crab, you'll probably die a euphoric food death because this crab cake was ginormous in the best way possible.
It had SO much crab - I hate it when restaurants skimp on the crabmeat, but the chefs at W&W aren't playin' around. It was like 98% crab (!!!!) and it came with lemon aioli and baltimore french fries (aka lots and lots of old bay = heavenly). The lobster roll was a winner, too. Served on a toasted parker house bun, it came with breakfast radish and was garnished with jalapeños. I'm not going to say much about the salad because that's pretty straightforward, but everything was (unsurprisingly) fresh.
Even though we were stuffed, we wanted to try their Baltimore Bar and Bread Pudding so we dug deep and made space. Thank god we did because holy freaking crap, both of these were to die for. I enjoyed the bar very much, but the bread pudding was stupid good. I seriously can't get over it, like I've been dreaming of it ever since. I'm NOT exaggerating when I say it's straight up magical. I can't remember all the deets exactly, but I believe it's made with croissants, shortbread cookies, and served warm caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream.
Just look at how gorgeous this dish is!
Conclusion: GO TO WIT & WISDOM. Yes, you'll be splurging & dropping $$$, but it'll be worth it. Trust me! Everything from interior to service is solid and as plus, you get a killer view of the harbor. If you're looking to spoil someone or impress them hardcore, W&W's got your back. You're welcome in advance!
A HUGE thanks to Wit & Wisdom for hosting us.