Cabaret at Germano's, Baltimore, MD, is found at Germano's Trattoria restaurant at 300 High Street in the Little Italy neighborhood of this eastern seaboard city just north of Washington DC. It is located a few blocks north of Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
The cabaret at this Italian restaurant was inaugurated by the establishment's owner, Gemano Fabiani, in May of the year 2008. After the first evening of the cabaret met with tremendous success by word of mouth only advertising, Fabiani has made Thursday evenings a new tradition for drawing crowds. Opera, theater, jazz, classical music and other genres of song fill the house on a weekly basis.
On alternate Wednesdays there is also a full live theater evening here.
It is not infrequent for local theater students to perform a variety of scenes from Shakespeare's plays at the cabaret.
According to Germano's website, the Cabaret at Germano's primary purpose is to promote and support the arts in Baltimore by offering local, regional and emerging artists a casual and intimate venue in which they can interact with their audiences.
There is a cover charge for the cabaret and a separate minimum charge for consumption.
The cabaret space at Germano's in the upstairs dining room gives an informal sit down setting for performances accompanied by he Tuscan specialty menu of the house.
The pre-show dining begins at 6 PM and the performances start at 7:30 PM. Early reservations are best in order to assure seating. The full menu is available throughout the show.
Students, faculty and alumni of the Baltimore School of the Arts are often found among the billed performers at the Cabaret at Germano's, Baltimore, MD.
Germano's accepts proposals from local performers as well as performers from outside of the immediate Baltimore area that are wishing to perform at one of the cabarets.
At the Cabaret at Germano's, Baltimore, MD, Chef Paolo Santinami is responsible for the dinner menu prior to the show. Prior to taking the job at Germano's he had been the chef at the Italian Embassy to the United States in the nearby District of Columbia.
His specialties include ravioli filled with beets, wild mushrooms, spinach, branzino or lobster. The ravioli is made in house by the chef. Also on the menu here are grilled branzino; osso buco con risotto allo safferano e funghi among other authentic Tuscan offerings .
Chianti and other wines are available throughout the evening as well from the full menu of Tuscan and California wines. A daily selection of 7 white wines and 14 red wines are offered at half price every day.
Reservations at the cabaret are available through Open Table.com as well as directly through Germano's.
Valet parking is available as well as a complimentary shuttle for guests of downtown Baltimore hotels.