One of Baltimore’s favorite pub chefs, Mark Littleton, is getting ready to open his own place. Adam's Eve Gastropub will is scheduled for a July 19 opening.
Littleton first developed a following at the old Simon's Pub in Butcher's Hill. After seven years there, Littleton went on to Lulu's on Broadway in Fells Point. He's best known now, probably, for opening the kitchen at Annabel Lee in Canton, where he stayed four years.
Adam's Eve is in the old Crossroads Bar and Restaurant in Canton on the corner of Foster and Highland avenues. For fans of Littleton, Adam's Eve will be like coming home.
“It's basically something that I've done,” Littleton said. “Simon's and Annabel Lee's were gastropubs. It's a concept I'm really familiar with.” On the opening menu at Adam's Eve: roasted garlic and charred asparagus bisque with Gruyere and roasted fennel chips and small plates like peppers stuffed with pork and wrapped in bacon, duck fat fries and Gunpowder bison tartare.
The sandwich line-up includes a chicken saltimbocca panino, butternut squash quesadilla and the Adam's Rib Po'Boy. Entrees are things like pepper-crusted pan-seared scallops, cedar-plank salmon and the Mobtown Gumbo with crab meat and National Bohemian sausage.
There won’t be any of Littleton’s dishes from his Annabel Lee days at Adam’s Eve menu. The two pubs are just blocks away from each other, and Littleton said he’s assured his old boss that he wouldn’t be duplicating any items still on Annabel Lee’s menu.
Littleton is opening Adam's Eve with his fiance, Cheryl Gavoni. The restaurant is named in memory of he son, Adam, who died in November 2001.
“This will be a nice place,” Littleton said, “where folks in the neighborhood can get a good meal, share some conversation and a few drinks.”
Adam’s Eve will open on July 19 at 3326 Foster Ave. It will be open for dinner six days a week, from Wednesday through Monday.
Dinner service will start each night at 5 p.m., Littleton said, but he’ll be making fresh truffle-Parmesan popcorn to tide over the happy-hour crowd.
For more information go to adamsevegastropub.com.