Vintage in historic New Market, Maryland is my latest “Tasty Place”. They serve delicious American comfort food that is both seasonal and local. They are located right on Main Street in a beautiful historic building that I find incredibly charming. I knew I had to visit Vintage after my parents went to dinner there and raved about it. The highlight for my Dad being the incredible French Press Coffee. One of his biggest pet peeves, and mine, is when you go to a nice restaurant and the food is great but the coffee is terrible. Is it to much to ask to have a delicious hot cup of coffee after a nice meal? Not at Vintage.
My sister Laura and I went to Vintage for a little sister dessert date. We of course had to order the French Press. Their coffee comes from a local company in Annapolis, Maryland which makes it that much better! For French Press coffee they start by putting coarse ground coffee in the bottom of the press. Hot water is poured over the top, making sure all coffee grinds are wet. The lid is put on and the press is brought to the table. Once delivered to our table, our waitress Lindy told us to wait a few minutes before we pressed the plunger down. This gives the coffee a chance to steep and for the flavors to intensify. Pressing the plunger makes all the coffee grounds go to the bottom of the press and the fresh coffee is ready to pour. Yum! What delicious coffee!
The dessert menu looked fantastic. They make the ice cream in house and are always trying new flavors. The flavors that night were chocolate, vanilla, and a sorbet. They also had chocolate chip, peanut butter oat, and sweet potato pecan cookies. We ordered one cookie in each flavor, chocolate ice cream, and the Magic Pie.
The sweet potato cookie was soft and cake like. Biting into it, it melted in your mouth with flavors like cinnamon and nutmeg with the occasional crunch of a pecan…..now what could be bad about that? The peanut butter oat was probably my favorite. I love peanut butter cookies and the oats were the perfect addition. Now here is the part where I tell you that I am an absolute chocolate chip cookie snob. I am really picky when it comes to them and I didn’t care for this one. It didn’t taste fresh to me and I wanted so bad for it to come out all warm and gooey. That was the only disappointment of the night.
Now onto the chocolate ice cream. Yum! Just yum! Really thick, rich, and creamy. This was the perfect pairing to our cookies.
The Magic Pie was like nothing I have ever had before. A graham cracker crust is filled with a creamy coconut filling, chocolate chips, and walnuts. It was super sweet and rich. I love the combo of coconut and chocolate, so this was the perfect dessert for me. I would love to try and make this!
We really enjoyed our evening at Vintage. The décor was beautiful and it was a great girls night out with Laura. Our waitress Lindy was really nice, attentive, and answered any questions I had. We hope to make it back for dinner!
8 West Main Street
New Market, MD 21774