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FoiGras Jul 3, 2009 08:20 AM

After some deliberation, I decided to try out the Rumor Mill in Ellicott City this weekend. Decided to eliminate dining in the downtown area since it's a holiday weekend and the tourists and crowds will descend upon the hotspots. Since the AC in my car is on the fritz, I didn't want to travel anywhere that would take more then 10-15 minutes drive time-- Ellicott City fit that bill. I also exlcluded Towson and Annapolis (I always avoid Annapolis during the summer months on weekends for the same reasons.

I hope I made the right decision. Any comments, suggestions, recommendations from anyone who has dined at the establishment. Their website's menu looked to be somewhat innovative. It provides options as to ordering a more substantial meal, or going light by ordering several small plates and appetizers, which seemed more appealing.

Thanks for any insight. FoiGras

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    egret62 RE: FoiGras Jul 5, 2009 04:49 PM

    Please let us know how it went...

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      FoiGras RE: egret62 Jul 6, 2009 07:49 AM

      What a charming little restaurant. My husband and I enjoyed a lovely meal.

      His salad was very fresh and had a light dressing and goatcheese crostini. The baby lamb chops and tuna tartare were both excellent. The guacamole spread on top of the tartare was unusual, but I thought it complimented the tartare. Although, the guacamole could have been a tad spicier, and keep in mind, I'm not a big fan of very spicey food.

      The tempura asparagus came with a flavorful dipping sauce which didn't overwhelm the stalks. The duck sous vide was very moist and tender and incorporated a very light sauce. Once again, it was a tad bland. Could have used a little "kick."

      Overall, we had a delightful dining experience. Service was very professional. I look forward to returning and ordering the Kobe burger and beet salad. Also, the wines by the glass were very reasonably priced. FoiGras

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