So, when all the wind and rain and hurricane is done in Baltimore — will it be Monday? Tuesday? — you’ll want to make plans for a little treat. G’head, you’ll have earned it, eating the cache of prepared foods and whatever’s left in the freezer. Roland Park’s Petit Louis has some great little munchies that don’t break the bank.
They’ve had a special bar menu for some time, but it’s a very quiet promotion and still going strong. I was reminded of this fact the other night, when I took my blue moon drive — like a 90 year old lady — to Petit Louis. I was there to pick up some of their heavenly vichyssoise, which will set you back $4 or $6, depending on the size. For the “petit plats” (small plates, available at the bar), they had Frites: Petit Louis’ famous pommes frites served with a horseradish aioli, Beignets de courgette: zucchini beignets with espelette aioli, Assortiment de charcuterie: pate’ maison with Madgrange ham and cornichons, L’Assiette de fromages: an assortment of two artisinal cheeses served with toast points ($6), Tapenade: Nicoise olive tapenade with roasted tomatoes and grilled baguette. Aside from the cheese, everything else will set you back $5.
So, dream of gourmet food during the storm and see you on the flipside.