I’m not a food critic. I’m a normal fat person that loves food and has sensitive taste buds where I can feel every texture and taste every ingredient. With that said I LOVED every bit of Volt Restaurant. If you are ever in Maryland and have the budget to eat here I highly recommend making a reservation. Volt is more than food it is an experience. Everything is perfect from the atmosphere to the food so lets break it down.
First lets talk about when you walk in. The atmosphere is gorgeous it is clean with pops of color in the Art. The seating is comfortable and the staff…. OMG the Staff is awesome. I wish I remember our waitresses name. Our receipt says 401 Mykel w. She was bright, bubbly, professional, personable, I loved her shade of red hair and she accommodated the kids. Volt is not a quick meal it is an experience. My kids who LOVED the food sat for 2 hours before they got antsy. It was good enough to get them to behave without electronics or toys or anything. Now that is a gift. Even their bathrooms were beautiful.
The food…. the food well lets start with EVERYTHING was amazing and this is probably the best food I’ve every had in my entire life. I have eaten all over the world and the combination of flavors I found here tops my chart.
Drinks… They had sparkling water… my favorite, water and whatever you could order literally. Laila got a little orange juice with the most perfect cherry and a splash of grenadine and she was in little princess heaven. I got a Mimosa because it’s brunch and I never turn down a good Mimosa.
The Bread can we talk about how deliciously soft the bread was. There was a herb cheddar biscuit and a rosemary bacon brioche. A butter knife easily cut through the bread. Even the bread sticks were deliciously crisp and seasoned well.
The guys got the 3 course Meal and I got the 5 course Chef’s tasting menu which is why I was super full.
First course. I’ve decided to put everyone’s pictures here because it makes it simpler. James had Granola which was cooked with pecans and coconut oil accompanied with blood orange, apples, and a spiced yogurt. I’ve never actually seen James eat any of those items before today but his plate was practically licked clean. Joel had the Salmon toast which was radish, cream cheese. The moans as he ate it let me know he thoroughly enjoyed every bite. Even though, I did not get a pic because my phone decided it hates me and didn’t save the picture, I was however able to find another Volt patron that had taken a pic of my exact dish so I could show you. These are the best Grits I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating. It had diced up shrimp, cheddar, spiced bread, a poached egg. Everything was so perfectly blended. The babies had donuts which Archer licked every bit of sugar off before devouring it and Laila decided she would do the same.
While I enjoyed my extra courses these little delicious beauties were brought out for all to enjoy. You literally take them pop them in your mouth and they melt in seconds covering your taste buds with flavor. (I told you this is an experience all food lovers should have). Can we just take time to appreciate my almost 17 year old’s face and how good skincare has people thinking he’s past puberty. Also you guys the most amazing couple in Irish kilts were sitting behind him. I wish I could have gotten a picture it reminded me of Ireland which is one of my happy places on this planet. Okay back to food.
For my extra courses I ate in Smoked Salmon is layered on the plate. sprinkled over top is a crumb made of coffee and cardamom. It is a garnished with an emulsion of egg yolk and pickled onions. It was delicious I didn’t leave a single drop. Then the Steel cut oats followed. They were cooked with aromatic stock until tender, the porridge was topped with a softly poached egg and crispy potatoes and finished with a chive infused oil. It was both sweet and savory.
For the main courses the kids got waffles and the most rich natural maple syrup. I got Duck Confit that is braised in a spiced tomato sauce. Served with an aerated bean puree, puffed rice, and a fried egg. I couldn’t actually finish this dish. I was delightfully full. However it was delicious and I’m eating it as I’m typing this. Both James and Joel got Malted French Toast that was smothered in apples, maple whip, granola. James literally licked both plates clean and the side of Bacon that has been applewood smoked, with demerara sugar glaze. It’s the best bacon or 2nd best bacon I’ve ever had. (That bacon on a stick last year from the bacon booth at the food truck festival is tied with this one at this point)
Now the desert was just as phenomenal HOWEVER because we packed it to go I didn’t grab pics that would do it justice so I downloaded them from Volt patrons. Plus by the time I got to the desert James and Joel had already eaten theirs. The kids got these huge soft delicious chocolate chip cookies. As the Tuscarora Titans cookie mom that makes 3000 each football season, I can honestly say they were just as good as mine. I got the Chocolate Mousse is made with a hint of orange oil. A thin layer of caramel chocolate with hazelnut feuilletine is added to the mousse. The dish is finished with balsamic infused strawberry sorbet. The desert was rich and chocolaty but light and fruity all in the same bite. Joel got the Apple Coffee Cake that is served with a maple ice cream, butterscotch and man it was good. James got the Chocolate Brownie that is over a layer of fudge and shaved chocolate served with malt ice cream.
This was no cheap fair but most things worth it in life aren’t. I highly recommend saving your dollars (cause saving your pennies won’t cut it here folks) and come and experience what this restaurant has to offer. Also, if you have the pleasure of having a crimson headed waitress… consider yourself lucky because she helped make this entire experience perfect!!!!!!