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Miss Shirley's Cafe versus Terence Tomlin Upscale Dining Experience


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Brigitte Bledsoe

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Terence Tomlin

Miss Shirley's CafeTerence Tomlin Upscale Dining Experience

Monday, Jun 26, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:45pm (doors open at 5:30pm)



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Points South Latin Kitchen
1640 Thames Street
Baltimore, Maryland, 21231

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Brigitte Bledsoe
Executive Chef
Miss Shirley's Cafe

Chef Brigitte Bledsoe

About the Chef

Since she was young, Corporate Executive Chef Brigitte O. Bledsoe has been surrounded by food. A Baltimore native, Bledsoe grew up with a love for classic southern dishes and everything Maryland.

“I’ve always been fascinated with cooking. My mom is a fantastic cook. She used to let me go through her recipe books and we’d buy the ingredients so I could make all of the dishes.”

Her career with Miss Shirley’s Café began in 2005 after reading an ad calling for the “Best Breakfast Chef in the World”, and she was immediately up for the challenge. While on crutches, she was able to prepare her Crab Cake and Fried Green Tomato Eggs Benedict and Coconut Cream-Stuffed French Toast, which are two of the original menu items offered when Miss Shirley’s Café first opened on Cold Spring Lane in 2005.

The creative force behind the menu, Bledsoe’s passion for fresh, seasonal ingredients and seafood are more than apparent. She continues to keep the flavors of the Chesapeake alive while creatively challenging the definition of breakfast and brunch fare. Recreating the menu twice a year, Brigitte leads all Miss Shirley’s Café locations in executing flavorful, beautifully presented food that leaves guests in awe.

“I love all seafood and the fresh flavors of the Chesapeake region. Fresh crab meat, oysters, flounder, and more. I also love the produce stands along the Eastern Shore, with Maryland Tomatoes and Silver Queen Corn.“

Having been noted by Baltimore Magazine, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Food Network Magazine, Bledsoe uses her love of fresh Maryland ingredients to bring a new and exciting twist to traditional brunch items. Winning guests over with creative and delicious dishes, she has helped make Miss Shirley’s Café a Baltimore landmark.

Restaurant

<b>Miss Shirley's Cafe</b>

Miss Shirley's Cafe

About the Restaurant

Miss Shirley's Cafe offers our guests an exceptional award winning culinary experience for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Our specialties are rooted in Southern fundamentals and the abundance of fresh ingredients from the Chesapeake Bay region of Maryland. We pride ourselves in beautifully presented plates, prompt and professional service, as well as clean, comfortable and well-maintained premises for our guests.

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Terence Tomlin
Executive Chef
Terence Tomlin Upscale Dining Experience

Chef Terence Tomlin

About the Chef

Chef Terence Tomlin, born and raised in Bridgeport, CT came to the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area in 2001. Prior to his relocation, Tomlin began his cooking career in 1990 working at Tavern on the Green, Shark Bar and other reputable New York tri-state restaurants.

After moving to the Washington, D.C. Area, Tomlin worked for the Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City, where he met and trained under Executive Chef Matthew Morrison, who continues to work with Tomlin to this day. Tomlin took a short hiatus from his cooking career to focus on family, but returned to open his own restaurant. Although the doors of his restaurant were closed due to a reclassification of the building, Tomlin kept his passion alive and continued his upscale dining experience at Brian Voltaggio's Range, the Marriott and by assisting the launching of a local creole restaurant.

Tomlin opened Terence Tomlin Upscale Dining Experience in 2014, and has been instrumental in various high profile personal catering events from Farm to Table, taste of DC events and his newest affiliation with Fortune V water. In 2013, Tomlin launched HeyBaby Vegetable Ice Cream which aims to educate consumers on the value and flexibility of cooking with vegetables.

Chef Tomlin says one of his favorite dishes to prepare is Espresso bean rubbed smoked filet mignon with white sweet potato pancakes, grilled yellow beets and roasted cantaloupe lobster fumet. "I'm proud of this dish because I didn't over think it and I didn't try to impress anyone. I just let loose and let my hands do the rest."

Chef Tomlin describes his style as, "American eclectic fusion... It is artistry and risk taking, meaning that I am not afraid of making a surf and turf with duck and scallops, purple salmon, mango mashed potatoes, spinach ice cream. Giving each component of the dish its own personality".

Influences

Chef Tomlin says he is most inspired by Chef Matthew Morrison. "I am inspired by him because he is a game changer, not afraid to push the limits of gastronomy."

Restaurant

Terence Tomlin Upscale Dining Experience

About the Restaurant

Terence Tomlin is a private chef that specializes in progressive cuisine. You can reach Chef Tomlin @terencetomlin.