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The Kitchen Table Series at Wit and Wisdom is back: Lucky you!

There is so much to say about this series of up-close-and-personal dining and beverage series at s Wit and Wisdom Tavern by Chef Michael Mina in the Four Seasons Hotel, waterfront at Baltimore’s Harbor East.

This is not the first of the rotating Kitchen Dinner Series that is kicking off February 1st, in the fall of 2016; with the new open kitchen renovation came Wit and Wisdom’s initial series, the Curated Dinner Series, every Wednesday Night. Twelve lucky patrons were seated front line to the preparation of an exquisite meal created and assembled by Executive Chef Zach Mills, Pastry Chef Dyan Ng and optional beverage selections by Advanced Sommelier Julie Dalton.

It was just before the 2016 December holidays that I was invited to meet Celebrity Chef and founder of the Mina Group, Michael Mina, whose restaurant empire will hit at total of 30 restaurants in 2017 with his latest concept THE STREET in Hawaii. Mina is not a celebrity chef who spends time on television; he is a 3-time James Beard Award Winner who spends almost every day/night in one of his restaurants working with his chefs.

It is his passion that the food, hospitality and surroundings fabricate a memorable experience. Chef Mina, “In this job and in this field, you have to love people. Not only do you need to love food, you have to love people,” and it shows in every nook and cranny at Wit and Wisdom.

The evening featured a selection of Chef Mina’s classic dishes along with sweet finishes by Pastry Chef Ng. It was possibly the top meal of 2016 for me, not just the food and select wines chosen by Advanced Sommelier Julie Dalton, it was watching the plating, the focus, the commiserating with the chefs and guests beside me. Chatting with Chef Mina was a highlight and as you listen to him during the video of him and his team assembling the lobster and cauliflower dish you can hear him direct his staff to not be shy with ingredients.

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The Winter/Early Spring Kitchen Table Series has just been announced. It will allow guests to experience the culinary team’s own creative spin on classic and unique tastings like Battle of the Booze, Can I Have S’More?, Campfire Desserts, & General Tso-Fancy, to name a few. Executive Chef Zack Mills will prepare the savory events, Chef Dyan Ng will do the pastry and Sommelier Julie Dalton will lead the beverage.

The new events on Kitchen Table Series will take place every Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Wit and Wisdom Tavern in the Four Seasons Hotel beginning February 1. For more details and to reserve one of the limited seats at the Kitchen Table, please call Shannon Toback at 410-223-1464.

Here are the dinner themes:

  • February 1: Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget (Beverage)
  • February 8: Can I Have S’More? Campfire Desserts (Pastry) – 3 courses $45 Beverage Pairing $25
  • February 15: Happily ever AFTER….Valentine’s Day (Savory) – 4 courses $59 Beverage Pairing $39
  • February 22: Battle of the Booze (Beverage) light snacks – Beverage $29
  • March 1: DFB…Dessert for Breakfast! (Pastry) – 3 courses $45Beverage pairing $25
  • March 8: General Tso-Fancy (Savory) – 4 courses $59 Beverage Pairing $39
  • March 15: Greek on Fleek (Beverage) – Beverage $29
  • March 22, 2017: Picnic “Chic”: Picnic Inspired Desserts (Pastry) – 3 courses $45 Beverage Pairing $25
  • March 29, 2017: “Out like a Lamb” A Border Springs Lamb Tasting (Savory) – 4 courses $59 Beverage Pairing $39
  • April 5, 2017: The ‘Old’ Old World (Beverage) – Beverage $29
  • April 12, 2017: Spring: A Seasonal Voyage (Pastry) – 3 courses $45 Beverage Pairing $25
  • April 19, 2017: Take me out to the Ball Game (Savory) – 4 courses $59 Beverage Pairing $39
  • April 26, 2017: Yes Way Rosé (Beverage) – Beverage $29

Remember there are only twelve seats available for each of these rotating Kitchen Table Series events; grab a seat while you can – makes a great gift!

Wit and Wisdom Tavern – Four Season Hotel – 200 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 410-576-5800 Facebook: Twitter & Instagram @witwisdomtavern



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