Join us for Lovenotes!
You are cordially invited to join us Upstairs @ The Elephant for a weekly gathering of music lovers. Bring a friend or meet someone new in our speakeasy Marble Bar, Chandelier Lounge, and Tiffany Billiard Room. Music by DJs Discuji and Alexander Jarman, playing from the heart every Saturday beginning at 9:00pm
As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, we understand that you don’t want to get out of bed early on a Sunday to go out for brunch. But we also understand that you still want to go out with friends and family, just later in the day, to enjoy each other’s company while experiencing great food, excellent drinks, and the warmth of welcoming hospitality.
So to meet your winter desires, The Elephant is now serving Sunday Supper [starting this Sunday - November 5, 2017] from 3:00 pm with a last seating at 8:00 pm.
The Elephant’s Sunday Supper menu will feature a variety of globally inspired and locally sourced items for you and your friends to enjoy “family-style” as well as a number of individually sized options. Some of the offerings will be …
- Overnight Braised Short Ribs
- Cajun Fried Chicken Platter
- Wood Stone Oven Roasted Whole Fish
- Chef’s Seasonal Farm Fresh Omelet
- Valencian Seafood & Chicken Paella
- and much, much more.
The Elephant serves dinner Tuesdays to Saturdays starting at 5:00 pm with last seating at 10:00 pm. Sunday Supper starts at 3:00 pm with last seating at 8:00 pm.
The Elephant has proactively been engaged in a nationwide search – in New York City, San Francisco, LA, Miami, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Pittsburg, Philadelphia, and DC – to find a top executive chef with exceptional culinary skills and rock-solid management expertise to help take The Elephant to the very top of Baltimore’s and the Mid-Atlantic Region’s excellent dining and hospitality scene.
We were looking for an executive chef with the passion, commitment, drive and confidence to advance our vision for globally inspired cuisine, sourced locally as much as possible, which is boldly executed, extremely flavorful, and beautifully presented. And after many, many interviews, The Elephant located the perfect candidate: Chef Orlando Amaro. His first day on site was yesterday [10/31/17].
Born in Venezuela, Chef Orlando found his passion for the world of gastronomy growing up in a diverse culinary environment under the watchful eye of an Italian grandmother, who was herself a pastry chef.
Intrigued with culinary combinations of distinctive flavors, Orlando followed his passion to the Culinary Institute of Mexico. Upon graduation, his culinary journey next took him to Spain, where he worked under the direction of renowned Chef Ferran Adria – who many consider to be one of the world’s greatest chefs – the “Salvador Dali” of the kitchen. Most recently, Chef Orlando served as the Executive Chef of Station 4 Restaurant in Washington, DC, where since 2011 he has been creating and showcasing modern American cuisine with Mediterranean influences.
Prior to being recruited to the DC culinary scene, he served as the Executive Chef at the Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne; Executive Chef at Blue Moon – a rustic Italian restaurant in Miami Beach; and Executive Chef at Pamplona – a tapas bar and restaurant located in downtown Lafayette in the heart of Louisiana’s traditional Cajun Country. He also worked as Executive Chef in restaurants in Venezuela and Spain.
Chef Orlando has received numerous awards and honors, including: The Venezuelan Academy of Gastronomy’s El Tenedor de Oro – Golden Fork Award; Miami Restaurant Association’s Chef of the Year; Louisiana Magazine’s Top Chef Award; and Best Paella Award at the New Orleans/San Fermin’s Running of the Bulls Festival.
We are so thankful to The Elephant’s Sous Chef – Anthony Davis, and Sascha’s catering Executive Chef of 18 years – Chef Cathy Bind, who stepped in to run The Elephant’s kitchen the past few weeks while we searched for a new executive chef after Chef Andy Thomas departed The Elephant to attend to family matters.
Chef Orlando Amaro and along with the three of us – Mallory Staley, Linda Brown Rivelis and Steven Rivelis – will begin to roll out The Elephant’s new globally inspired and seasonally focused menu starting Wednesday, November 8.
We invite you to come experience Chef Orlando’s wow-worthy global inspirations soon and encourage you to come visit with him in The Elephant’s kitchen when you do to welcome him to Baltimore, too.