There’s a new kid on Carroll Creek … The Wine Kitchen has expanded from their original location in Leesburg, VA and joined the ranks of food establishments spread throughout downtown Frederick. And after my first experience I am A.O.K with this addition. Two Friday nights ago I asked the boyfriend if he wouldn’t mind trying something new. (He didn’t mind at all.) Upon arriving we were warmly welcomed and seated among a row of tables with booth seating on one side and chairs on the other. First things first, we took a look at the wine menu (wine at a place with a name like wine kitchen … crazy, right?) Arranged in flights, but available by the glass and bottle, its definitely a great way to taste your fair share of wine and find some new favorites. We went with two Cabernet flights but in the future we will probably order two different flights (at least) to maximize our tasting opportunities. We were also pleased to learn that wine could be purchased to take home with you at a discount.
The photo of the menu may be a little hard for you to read, plus the description does not do this dessert any deal of justice. The Coconut Panna Cotta with Cilantro Lime Sorbet and Sesame Tulle (also with little jelly-like pieces of exotic fruit, kind of like with they put in bubble tea …) was one of the most interesting and incredible desserts I have ever had the pleasure of eating. A little coconut-y pillow with an herby kick and salty crunch. Really a trip to this restaurant would be worth it for this dish alone. I am drooling all over my keyboard right now. Seriously, grab someone you like enough to share dessert with and go visit The Wine Kitchen ASAP.