September 25, 2013
Chris Ford, whose inventive desserts have earned an avid following and widespread praise at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, will be leaving his position as the hotel's pastry chef in October. Ford has accepted a job with the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group. Sometime after Oct. 11, his last day at the Four Seasons, Ford will be packing up his pastry bags and driving with his French bulldogs, Mac and Josephine, clear across the country to Beverly Hills, Calif., where he will be taking the position of pastry chef at Keller's Bouchon Bakery.
September 3, 2013
Ravens wide receiver Brandon Stokley spent four seasons with quarterback Peyton Manning in Indianapolis and the two reunited last year for one season in Denver. Like Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell and tight end Dallas Clark , Stokley has great familiarity with Manning. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that he feels comfortable this week giving Ravens teammates advice on how to defend the 12-time Pro Bowl quarterback. Frankly, he just doesn't know how much good that would do. “That's the hard thing with Peyton.
July 24, 2013
After a marathon hearing on a proposed 1,079-unit housing development on Kent Island, the state Board of Public Works decided Wednesday to delay a decision for at least a month while Queen Anne's County officials seek assurances that the company will keep its commitments. Led by Gov. Martin O'Malley, the board agreed not to vote on a permit to allow developer K. Hovnanian to install a sewer line and build a pier for its Four Seasons project until the company puts its promises to reduce the impact of the construction in writing.
July 23, 2013
Take a look at the brochures for most wedding venues and, chances are, you'll see the traditional bride and groom. But not at the Four Seasons , located in Baltimore's Harbor East neighborhood. The four-star luxury hotel has some new brochures that include same-sex couples. "Of course, we were thrilled when Maryland legalized same-sex marriages," says Martha Morningstar, director of catering and conference services at the Four Seasons. "We wanted to make sure we did things greatly and take care of all of our couples.
July 22, 2013
The Four Seasons at Kent Island may be viewed as many things, but surely one of them is a reality check for all the complaints of state government usurping control over land use decisions from local government (not mention all the harping on Maryland as an anti-growth state or a developer's worst nightmare). On Wednesday, the state Board of Public Works will once again take up the topic of the Four Seasons, a project that in 2007 came to symbolize the lack of teeth in Maryland's efforts to protect the Chesapeake Bay from excess development in the "critical" areas near the bay and its tidal tributaries.
June 26, 2013
In the past few years, pastry crazes have managed to bring out the sweet tooth in just about everybody. Perhaps the fads are owed to the emergence of reality shows such as "D.C. Cupcakes," "The Cupcake Girls," "Cupcake Wars," .... and you get the idea. Whatever the origin, the burgeoning popularity of pastries has been fueled by creativity. The question is no longer what can you put on a pastry, but what can't you use to accentuate a baked treat. Now, with a doughnut craze in full swing, we're once again left trying to solve this delicious dilemma, as we stuff our faces with the glazed rings.