The inaugural voyage of Waterfront Kitchen's "Dinner and a Cruise" is set for July 19 with a 90-minute sail, followed by a four-course dinner at the restaurant, hosted by chef Jerry Pellegrino.
Guests will sail on either the 50-foot Chesapeake skipjack Sigsbee or the 104-foot pungy schooner Lady Maryland, pictured, depending on which night they choose. The themed dinner cruises continue through the fall.
The evenings begin at 6 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on the pier next to the restaurant. Here's the schedule:
Aboard the Sigsbee
July 19: Summertime reds and grilling
July 26: Pinot Noirs from Willamette Valley
September 18: Syrah from around the world
September 20: Sonoma vs. Napa (5:30 p.m. departure)
October 10: France's Rhone Valley (5:30 p.m. departure)
Aboard Lady Maryland
August 16: Summer wines and seafood
September 11: Wines of Argentina
September 13: Pinot Noir and fall game birds
September 25: Wines of Northern Italy
The cost is $129 a person, excluding gratuity. For more information, visit Waterfront Kitchen's website.
The events are being held to support the Living Classrooms Tall Ships program. "The program needed a champion." explains Pellegrino, "And they're right in our backyard."
—By Joshua Lazarus, Baltimore magazine intern
Photo courtesy of the Living Classrooms website