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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

.: The Wine Market :.

during a recent jaunt into the southwest side of baltimore, nuria and i made a stop to a wine market i'd never even heard of before. tucked away next to a gym and behind the neighborhood blockbuster, The Wine Market has an assuming appearance to it. the main entrance leads into their smallish store but then opens in the back to a spacious and bright dining area. most of the tables were already taken, the bar had people mingling and it was only 6pm. i wanted to eat outside, which had a few tables in the courtyard with a view of the salon and gym goers.

the waiter didn't provide us with much information so we were left with our own devices. i wanted to try the fried green tomatoes and charcuterie plate which had chicken liver pâté, french pork sausage, housemade bresaola, pickled crimini mushrooms, sauterne infused pear marmalade. i am a huge fan of pâté, it reminds me of my grandfather. the bresaola reminded me of prosciutto, only harder and dryer. i was not impressed with the fried green tomatoes, something about the cornmeal put me off. it was layered thickly, masking the tartness of the tomatoes.

the wine store

For the main course, nuria chose the steak frites, which she loved. she says the steak came out juicy and tender, cooked right at rare. she is a huge fan of pototoes, but doesn't indulge much. i went with the mediterranean “lamb burger” which really is gyro. i enjoyed it alot, even tho i technically only had about 1/4 of it. it was BIG! made for a great next day lunch. i think next time i'll try for the roasted chicken or lamb. because there will definately be a next time.


i did get dessert and coffee. the only thing they had that i was interested in was the tart. i'm still unsure if the crust is from scratch (and it is, i must get the recipe) i didn't love the raspberry filling but i didn't hate it either.

Picnik collage

naturally, being a wine market, we each had a glass of wine. i had the bex riesling, while Nuria went with a spanish red.

price wise, it bit expensive for a simple week night meal but i'm not complaining. it's not often that i can enjoy a night like that.

The Wine Market
921 E Fort Ave # 135
Baltimore, MD 21230-5135
(410) 244-6166


  1. nice pictures beelan

  2. May I please suggest that you check out the new 13.5% Wine Bar in Hampden as well? We've just opened our doors and our website: 13.5% Wine Bar