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1011 W. 36th St. (Roland Ave.) Send to Phone
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Unlike the alchemists of yore, the kitchen wizards at Hampden’s Alchemy take first-rate materials and make them even better.
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Alchemy, Baltimore, MD

Alchemy Restaurant Review

: The alchemists of the Renaissance were best known for their quest to turn base metals into gold. The kitchen wizards over at Alchemy, the stylish Hampden bistro, are doing something a little different. They take already first-rate materials --- local produce and herbs, artisan cheeses, “colossal lump” crab meat --- and turn them into something even better. The cooking is modern American with distinctive international notes. For example, the coconut curry-glazed salmon’s accompanying blood orange crème, bitter lettuce salad and spiced candied pecans take the taste buds on a roller coaster ride. If you like pork, consider the “Pork on Pork,” a Frenched grilled chile-rubbed chop, apple bacon-goat cheese bread pudding with apple jus and pulled pork chorizo sweet potato hash. The menu changes often, but look for the crab bisque and pecan-crusted lamb chops, which have addicted more than one diner. Surroundings are noteworthy, too. The downstairs dining room, which features oversize white banquettes and leopard-print chair covers, combines posh with edgy, and the upstairs, with its pretty little bar, is all white-tablecloth serenity.

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