No matter what time of day you walk by the large inviting windows of The Tasting Room in Downtown Frederick, Maryland you will find the place bustling with patrons chowing down on beautifully displayed dishes. I have dined at the Tasting Room a few times, always with exceptional service and food but without my camera to document.
The Hubs and I headed to The Tasting Room last Saturday for an early Valentine’s Day celebration (he had class on actual Valentine’s Day) and could not have had a better time. Cynthia was our waitress and started us off with crab dip for an appetizer (jumbo lumped crab, aged cheddar with old bay dusting) and drinks. I ordered the featured cocktail- The Winter Daiquiri (banks 5 island rum, lime, simple syrup and allspice dram) and Wade went with a 21st Amendment Brewery Back in Black- black IPA brew.
Crab dip is one of my go to apps when I dine out (I can’t help it) and Tasting Room’s did not disappoint. The dip was full of lump crab and just the right amount of cheese.
We had been eyeing the Thai Chicken Salad (arugula, cabbage, carrots, cucumber, bean sprouts, red pepper, wonton, peanuts, sweet chili vinaigrette and chicken) and decided to share it. TR was awesome and split it up for us. This salad is seriously amazing. So fresh and full of flavor. This is perfect if you are looking for something light for lunch!