Coq au Vin in Maryland
Planning pretty far in advance here: I want to take my boyfriend out to dinner for his birthday in March. He's specifically requested Coq au Vin...so now i just need to find somewhere that will definately have it on the menu (and will do it well). I could make it myself...but we wanted to go out that night. We live in MD near the BWI airport and I'm willing to consider a pretty wide area, but please no DC and no NoVa.
The only place I am aware of at the moment is Les Folie in Annapolis. (has anybody had the coq au vin here? How is it? How's everything else?)
I'm also willing to talk to the restaurant beforehand if they have a changing menu to request that coq au vin be on it if anybody knows of somewhere that would take a request like that.
Budget: This is a special occasion, so I'm willing to splurge a bit, but I'm looking to keep it under $150 max for both of us with one bottle of wine. I'm not rolling in dough, so a splurge for us is anyplace with entrees ovre $20. That being said, $150 is a flexible budget, but flexible like a cotton knit, not silly putty.
Anybody have anything for me?
The Milton Inn north of Hunt Valley has pretty good coq au vin. It's a sclepp for you, but the place is dark and romantic and it fits your budget.
Petit Louis Bistro on Roland Avenue in the Roland Park neighborhood of Baltimore had excellent Coq au Vin when I ate there two years ago. It is very cozy and reasonably priced.
I'm not positive Tersiguel's in Ellicott City has it, but I imagine that they would - and I am positive they would be happy to prepare it for you if you called ahead to check - It's a great place for a fancy dinner & the service & food is always impecible
Petit Louis had coq au vin as a special last night. PL might not be a good place for a b-day dinner, however, because it is crowded, noisy, and bright. A bistro, altho I remember bistros as dark; maybe it was the Gaulois smoke.
I had it at Tersiguels in Ellicott City years ago. I'm guessing they probably don't change the menu too much.
Ok...I was trying for either tersiguel's or cafe de paris, but now my boyfriends parent's are coming with us and they live out along Mountain Road almost to Gibson Island and dont want to drive to columbia or ellicot city.
So...Les Folies in Annapolis is looking like the most likely option (I work in annapolis...so it's really the most convienent.) Can ANYBODY vouch for whether this is a good option or if it's terrible and I should talk them into something else? Please?