Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Quynn's Attic is quaint and fine for Frederick, MD (8-20-12)

On our way home from the north, we decided to stop in Frederick for

dinner. As we were in shorts and t-shirts, we chose the informal

QUYNN's ATTIC (10 E Patrick St-www.quynnsattic.com) in historic


It's an odd old upstairs place with bar, wooden floors and a very

"colonial" feel for sure. The place was empty save for two other

tables, one server and that was it. I assume there was a chef in the

kitchen, and our sweet server, Kelsey, insisted she liked to work

alone on off nights, but sometimes suffered when the table next to us

submitted all kinds of coupons and discounts that were restricted!

Samuel asked for the Chicken Quesadilla and I ordered the starter of

Steamed Mussels which were not so plump P.E.I. mussels with chorizo

and a tasty garlic, white wine cilantro sauce that Samuel adored (he

loved the mussels as well) and mopped up after finishing his

Quesadilla. Will started with the Shredded Duck Tostada that comprised

3 mini-tostadas with black beans, romaine, fire roasted tomato salsa,

duck and a light lemon creme fraiche dab on top. Crunchy, meaty and

delightful for sure.

A bottle of FRENZY Sauvignon Blanc 2011 was a crisp and tasty New

Zealand with citrus, though not too much.

For my main course I had the Confit of DUCK Salad made from Long

Island duck leg, mixed greens, dried cranberries, Gorgonzola and

cranberry vinaigrette. The candied pecans in the description did not

appear. Will chose the Crab Encrusted Filet of ROCKFISH with applewood

bacon, veggie rice pilaf and ginger lime cream that was a tasty and

huge portion. All the entrees here are quite large.

Will could not resist the Cajun BREAD PUDDING and it was superb with

great flavor as Kelsey promised and we rolled home to DC after a 1500

road trip full of fun and flavors.