This holiday season was a season of change for the Chestertown restaurant scene. Many of our favorite local chefs have gone through or are currently going through transitional periods. The Front Room Restaurant at the Imperial closed its doors at the end of Downrigging Weekend. As sad as it was to say goodbye to an old standby, it was also exciting to welcome Steve and Monica Quigg of The Kitchen at Rock Hall to the neighborhood. The doors of The Kitchen at the Imperial are now open. We’ve always loved their food and are excited that they are in a space that will allow them to reach a larger audience. The menu features ingredients that change seasonally and they now offer tapas. The first meal I had in their new home was seared scallops over butternut squash risotto – yum! The bar doesn’t have the extensive selection that we saw at the Front Room, but perhaps that will grow with time.
Cafe Sado is up-and-running at what was Brooke’s Tavern. What a mix of emotions! So sad to see Barbara and Kevin go, so happy to welcome Sushi and Thai to C-town! It’s pretty nice to drive 1 mile instead of an hour or more to get my sushi and warm sake fix.
Rumor has it that the former sous chef for Brooke’s Tavern will be opening up his own place at what was the Kitchen at Rock Hall. Can’t wait to try it out once it’s open!
Be sure to book your stay at the Brampton Bed & Breakfast Inn when you try these delicious new restaurants!