It was never a place I considered a "food destination," and the most exciting meal I could recall was an MTO from Sheetz. (Hey, who doesn't want to order a sandwich from a touchscreen?! Touchscreens are fancy, just like Sheetz.) Sure,
I had been hearing about Volt restaurant for some time now. A fresh, new restaurant right in charming little Old Town, which sounded pleasant enough but still had me weary of making the drive, especially as a now-resident of Northern Virginia. Then, like most reality television shows do, Top Chef opened my eyes. Could it be, that my favorite chef (as of the first episode, for the record), Bryan Voltaggio, was the chef of this new restaurant? Did I think he was, like, totally the hottest one?
Wait, this is about the food right? Right. Right?! Um, right....
Ok, so I had to go. By some miracle of God, I got a reservation, during Restaurant Week no less. This was destiny.
For my dessert, I chose a dish consisting of coconut meringue, pineapple and caramel ice cream. The micro cilantro was surprisingly good with it all and did not go unnoticed.
Unfortunately, I couldn't help but stare over at my companion's dessert, "Textures of Chocolate" with white chocolate ganache, chocolate caramel and raw organic cocoa (mmm, bitter, but tasty!). This was simply a work of art.
Restaurant Week coming up March 8-14. Also, I gotta give it up to Chef Voltaggio for taking the time out to have us see the kitchen and make a foodie feel like a giggling teenager after one of the best meals I've had.
228 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701