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Tony Foreman

Host, Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine

Tony Foreman is the founder and co-owner of Baltimore's premier restaurant company, Foreman Wolf, comprised of six restaurants and two retail wine stores.  The combined staff is over 350 employees and has been a major driving force in putting Baltimore on the map in the world of fine wines and dining.

Foreman's first venture was Savannah, which he started with his business partner chef Cindy Wolf.  The restaurant opened in Baltimore's Fells Point in 1995.  Savannah transitioned to a new location re-opening to what is now Charleston, Baltimore's premier fine dining establishment.

Petit Louis Bistro soon followed, a French restaurant in Baltimore's Roland Park neighborhood.  In 2001, BIN 604 Wine Sellers was added to the portfolio; an innovative wine shop in downtown Baltimore, that was named Best New Wine Shop in the Country by Food and Wine magazine in 2002.

In 2004, PAZO opened to great fanfare.  This magnificent downtown restaurant serves southern Italian cuisine in a stunning converted 1880's machine tool shop.  Cinghiale, which means wild boar in Italian, opened in late 2007.  The restaurant celebrates the richness and style of the modern Italian table.  In 2009, Bin 201 Wine Sellers opened in Annapolis, Maryland.  Johnny's opened in the fall of 2012 and serves west coast cuisine, serious coffee, and fine whiskey.  Petit Louis Bistro on the lake in Columbia opened in late 2013.

Tony is both a chef and Sommelier, holding a Sommelier Certificate from the Colmar School in France.  He also has a B.S. in Restaurant and Hotel Management from Widener University in Pennsylvania.

Ways to Connect

Tony and Chef Cindy take a look at some of their favorite cookbooks. They explore the recipes, the history and the sentimental and familial values that the books hold in our lives. 

Following up on last week's discussion on getting ahead of the game with Thanksgiving dinner, Tony and Chef Cindy tackle the task of picking libations for the celebration. From Riesling for the adults to nonalcoholic punch for the kids, they will give you some great ideas of what to drink with your meal.

This week Tony and Chef Cindy help you get a head start on Thanksgiving meal prep. From when to take to turkey out of the oven to delicious side dishes you can prepare days ahead of time.

Tony and Chef Cindy take time to answer some of the most commonly asked wine questions . . . Yes, it is totally OK if you don't know how to pronounce the name of that Château in France.

With Halloween approaching, Tony and Chef Cindy talk about the the scary encounters they've had with food and wine.

Ratings

Oct 23, 2016

Tony and Chef Cindy discuss the various rating systems that rank the best restaurants, wines, travel destinations and more. They will also share some of their top ranked dining experiences.

Tony and Chef Cindy leave their food and wine comfort zone to explore three of America's most beloved libations . . . beer, whiskey and coffee. They interview producers both local and national for a primer on these delicious drinks, including their unique production processes and food pairings. You will hear from John Marsh and Roy Fisher of Waverly Brewing Company based here in Baltimore, David Perkins of High West Distilleryin Park City, Utah and from  Vincent Iatesta of Ceremony Coffee Roasters.

Tony and Chef Cindy take the hour to embrace the chilly weather and the warm roasted veggies that go along with it.

Soups and Wine

Oct 2, 2016

As the weather begins to chill, Tony and Chef Cindy talk about soups and the challenge of matching them with wine. We hear from Eva Dehlinger of Dehlinger Winery about her favorite soup and wine pairings.

Tony and Chef Cindy take a moment during our pledge drive to check in with two industry experts. Carlee Pipitone of Tenth Harvest Importers and Roberto de la Mota of Mendel Wines in Mendoza Argentina.

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