April 5, 2021
If you’ve tried the Smashing Grapes in Annapolis, you’re going to be thrilled to hear that this local kitchen and wine bar is now open in Gambrills! Here, you can expect a unique combination of Mediterranean and California-inspired cuisine, and of course, a wine list with more than 350 bottles.
The menu has a little bit of everything, from small plates to share to hearty gourmet entrees. If you’re going the sharing route, there are a few favorites you need to try. Grab at least one flatbread—the carbonara or the mission fig are delightfully tasty options. Next, order a cheese board! Each cheese board option features different cheeses served aside figs, green apple, pickled red onion, grain mustard, and grapes. Lastly, order a few apps to pass around! Favorites include the mahi-mahi or short rib tacos, the shishito peppers, or the crispy calamari. If you’re not in a sharing mood, go for a hearty pasta dish like the pappardelle with lamb ragu or the lobster risotto. Ask your sommelier to recommend a bottle to share, too!
Note that wine tastings are also available on a reservation-only basis. So if you need a fun date-night idea or want to do something fun with your friends, this could be a great option!