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'peasant meals' in Baltimore - something new?

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'peasant meals' in Baltimore - something new?

Nick S | Sep 6, 2003 12:41 AM

Two friends and I went to RedFish in Canton last Saturday.(Go upstairs, the downstairs is too noisy by far).On the menu were this series of peasant dishes (I think that's what they were called) for either 2,4 or 6 people: meat/fish, starch and vegetable all brought to you in the same pot they were cooked in. We ordered a wild rockfish - and a peasant dish of lamb shanks cooked Greek style, with a tomato/feta/thyme sauce, yellow and green squash, and orzo.
It came steaming in this large clay pot, with great smells! The orzo was overcooked, but the compensation was that you get this wonderful melding of aromas and flavors. They had several different ones available, mostly with southern European flavors.
We gleefully stuffed ourselves, then went for a great walk all along the harbor, which is only a few yards away.
If other chowhounds try this out, let us know about the othe peasant dishes. And if they're not called peasant dishes, it's something similar.
We also had a nice Pepperwood Pinot Noir, for a very reasonable markup.

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