Elkridge Furnace Inn: Growing Greens
The Howard County Restaurant Weeks start July 18 and run through Aug. 6.
Restaurants around Howard County are participating in the county's Restaurant Week, and The Elkridge Furnace Inn is featuring its own three-course dinner menu.
Customers can choose from a menu with several items grown on-site for $35.12, for a limited time.
A few of the items on the menu include artisan greens, escargot, free-range chicken and New York strip steak. The full menu is available above and on the restaurant's website.
"We’ve expanded our organic garden… that’s where we grow most of herbs, and a lot of our lettuce," said Bill Perry of Elkridge Furnace Inn. "A lot of the vegetables we’re using aren’t just coming from a farm, they’re coming from our backyard."
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Executive Chef Daniel Wecker makes sure the menu for his restaurant is anything but rustic, as he constantly adds new items with the changing seasons.
"We have several gardens here–all organic–and at least one component out of a menu item is coming out of the garden," Wecker said.
In addition to growing vegetables, restaurant employees have ramped up efforts to butcher some of their own meat, smoke meat and offer more handmade foods on the menu.
The Elkridge Furnace Inn also caters parties, weddings, wine tastings and murder mystery dinners.