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Located in the lower level of the Belvedere Square restaurant, by the now-open kitchen, Demi serves small plates. Not really tapas-style dishes - think of it more as a selection of appetizers. That works for me, because I tend to find the appetizer selection in most restaurants to be more enticing than the entrées.
I wanted to celebrate Mr Minx's completion of 50,000 words during NaNoWriMo and thought Demi was a perfect way to do just that. After perusing the short menu, we each chose three dishes.
|Fingerling Potato, Romaine, Haricot Vert, Yuzu Caesar Dressing
|Ahi Tuna, Sticky Rice, Sweet Soy, Sriracha Aioli
|Spice-crusted Beef Carpaccio, Truffled Mushroom Emulsion, Pear Salad
|Six Minute Egg, Cauliflower, Asparagus, Parmesan, Toast
|Pappardelle, Truffled Ricotta, Confit Tomato, Aleppo Red Pepper Broth
|Maple-glazed Pork Belly, Hoisin Spaetzle, Snow Peas, Sesame Seed
|Flourless Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Ice Cream, "Heath Bar"
As a token of the chef's appreciation, we were both brought a dessert. Flourless chocolate cake is always best served warm, while it still has a bit of lightness. This was a classic example of the genre, gussied up with the crunch of buttery toffee bits.
Overall, I thought it was a very good meal - both flavor- and presentation-wise - and I look forward to going back to taste the rest of the menu.
510 East Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21212