Sunday, February 3, 2008

Windows On The Bay

Windows on the Bay is rated one of Maryland's Top 10 Chesapeake Bay area restaurants. The casual atmosphere overlooking the sailboats bobbing in their slips at White Rocks Marina is almost at odds with the top notch dishes created here. This is no casual waterside crab shack. It's an oasis in the desert of crass and culinary-deficient dining experiences currently available in Pasadena. Free transient slips are available for those arriving by boat.

We had no idea when we rented a slip for our first sailboat, Sandpiper, that we had stumbled upon award winning owners/chefs Dennis Walz and Mark Morgan, quietly serving up such dinner delights as
Johan Black Steak, a marinated NY Strip served with a zinfandel sauce, Veal Bearnaise, scaloppini of veal, sauteed and topped with jumbo lump crabmeat, mushrooms and asparagus; and Windows' Seafood Pasta with grilled scallops, shrimp and mussels in a red peppercream sauce.

All of the appertizers are great, especially Monday to Friday when they're half price during happy hour! Sit at the high stools in the bar for
Grilled Scallops with basil and sun-dried tomatoes; Portabella Imperial stuffed with jumbo lump crabmeat and topped with imperial sauce; and Trish's favorite, Classic Quesadillas. Robert says the Oysters are great!

On weekends, don't be surprised to find that the restaurant is booked out for a wedding party.