March 30, 2021
Coastal California cuisine feels right at home in Maryland when you dine at Smashing Grapes Kitchen & Wine Bar. This upscale eatery has two locations in our great East Coast state, but close your eyes and you’d swear you’re sitting next to the Pacific. Choose from lovely light dishes like grilled avocado tacos, mission fig flatbread, or poached pear salad. Smashing Grapes Kitchen & Wine Bar also infuses a bit of Mediterranean flair into their menu with house made pastas and a wine selection that captures the best flavors of Italy, France, and Spain. Visit earlier in the day for a relaxed brunch, complete with pancake souffle and classic eggs Benedict, plus the signature massive mary – a bloody mary so decked out with toppings that you could skip the meal altogether.
Find Smashing Grapes in Gambrills on Brandermill Boulevard. The open and airy dining room is equally good for a weeknight meal or special dinner, and the bar offers a reservation-only wine tasting experience of the best of their 350 world-class wines. Visit the website to make a reservation.