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Old 09-18-2009, 09:04 AM
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Baltimore and its crabcakes are way overrated.
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Old 09-18-2009, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by dawn mayers View Post
For the uninformed. White Hall Maryland is outside of Baltimore city where the slow food movement is huge. Maryland is known for the best crabcakes in the United States. Speaking of "crabcakes" at amuze I was served the drunk chefs attempt of a chesapeake bay favorite. I must say they tasted just like an old beat up recipe that can be found in any ten dollar cook book purchased in the down town area. Our hats are off to you in Baltimore.
P.S. i did join to post my thoughts because i found that all posts were seeming to be posted by friends of william if that is his real name. Now it is clear to me that they are. I must make a chef feel good to know that his reviews are all toung and cheek.
Well, unlike most one-posters, you actually came back to check on your first one AND add another. That makes you a legitimate CDF user now, so your opinion counts as much as any of ours...

I'm not a personal friend of Chef William. I've only spoken to the man twice - once on the phone to make my reservation and the other at the end of my first meal there. I just really liked the food and the whole dining experience, so I felt compelled to post about it. Your experience was certainly different than mine.

When I lived in NoVa and went to Baltimore for 'seafood' I was not particularly impressed by their version of crab, and even less so by the fried cakes of it. The best seafood I've ever had in the US was in Astoria, Oregon. Now THAT's fresh.

As far as CO goes, I've yet to have any really great seafood here... it's just not the place for it. I'm not exclusively a steak-and-potato guy, but when I do go out to a nice restaurant I tend to stick to things like beef, elk, and bison... you know the stuff that's actually local. I've yet yo go wrong with Elk. SO GOOD.
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:23 PM
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Default Speaking of uninformed

Actually Maryland is known for crabs - not just crabcakes. There are many, many wonderful dishes to be made from the Chesapeake Bay blue crab. Having dined at Amuze several times (as well as participated in the wine event) I know that the crab dish is NOT listed or sold as a "crabcake" nor is it the chefs representation of a crabcake. It is a different dish and originated via a recipe handed down from an historic Baltimore family that has been there for many generations (most likely long before your time). Btw, what is "enough" food for a wine tasting? The point of attending was the wine - not to make a meal of it. Anyway, I agree with the other posts - my experiences have been top notch and I haven't found issue with the seasoning or service staff level of education. Are all the posts from friends of William? I certainly don't know, but if so he has a vast amount of friends well beyond the scope of CDF, based on other reviews out there.
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:34 PM
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As for best seafood - absolutely Seattle, WA - so very fresh from the market there.
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Grenada13 View Post
As for best seafood - absolutely Seattle, WA - so very fresh from the market there.
Was in Seattle the other week, awesome seafood.
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