Mt. Washington Ethel & Ramone's is gone, closed when its partners Chef Ed Bloom and Jeff Berkow bought the building this past summer, home to the restaurant since 1994. The goal, to create a larger space; open kitchen, veranda, balcony seating, bar, larger dining rooms, event seating and most of all, being true to their “Maryland Creole” cuisine.
After undergoing a $600,000+ renovation, Ethel’s Creole Kitchen is ready to rock the gumbo - laissez le bon temps rouler. Dinner service started yesterday and lunch service starts today at noon. Complete changes were made to the exterior and interiors, creating a sunny atmosphere in which to enjoy Chef/Owner Ed Bloom’s unique Maryland Creole cuisine. “I am thrilled that we could change the building in a way to provide our loyal and new customers a fun atmosphere and the freshest of ingredients. It’s great to be back!”
Classically trained under Chef Paul Prudhomme during the height of Cajun/Creole popularity, Bloom is excited about the newness of everything. “It’s not often you get a chance to start over and bring a new concept to life. My family, food and customers are the most important to me!”
Ethel’s Creole Kitchen will start a Sunday Brunch in early May, and celebrate their 20th Anniversary in June. Look for Ethel’s Creole Picnic, the catering side of the business, specializing in crayfish boils/pig roast/”fun” catering events coming Summer, 2014. Reservations are highly recommended.
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