Monday, July 15, 2013

Cef's Three Wines for Summertime!

A good wine is a refreshing part of any meal, and in summer there are some selections that are a must. DiGiovanni's Dock of the Bay's resident sommelier, Ceferino, introduces us to three that would be wonderful with a summertime meal on the harbor in Solomons.

Check out our Wine & Italian Tapas Happy Hour  on Thursday, July 18th with
Dee Peters & Stacey Murcock from 4pm - 7pm, followed by a Wine Dinner with Dee Peters.  Reservations are a must for the dinner.  Call 410-394-6400 for reservations, and check out our events page at

Monday, June 17, 2013

Warm Weather Appetizer and Salad Ideas from DiGiovanni's Dock of the Bay

How does Egg Plant Bruschetta sound?  Believe us, you will love it as an appetizer for your meal on our waterfront deck at DiGiovanni's Dock of the Bay Italian Seafood Restaurant on Solomons Island.  Cef also talks up the ingredients of the house salad as summer must-haves.  Find out what is in these dishes and what they go with in this video blog post.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

What is an Aperitif? What is a Digestif? Find Out Here!

In this video update from Ceferino, Digiovanni's resident mixologist, sommelier, and sage, he explains just what is an aperitif and what is a digestif.  He displays the two popular brands served at Digiovanni's Dock of the Bay Restaurant in Solomons, Maryland.  Try these next time you are dining out.  (Please click on the top picture.)

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4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Opera Night Will Return July 14th!

The April 28th Opera Night at DiGiovanni's Dock of the Bay Italian Restaurant was such a smashing success, we've scheduled another for this summer! Click on the image below for an enlargement.
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Monday, April 8, 2013

Opera Night is Coming to DiGiovanni's Sunday April 28th

Great Italian food deserves great opera!  DiGiovanni's Dock of the Bay Italian Seafood Restaurant on Solomons Island presents our next Opera Night on Sunday, April 28th starting at 5:30pm.  Watch this video as we do a preview!

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Top Five Wines to Have With Pasta

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Our resident mixologist and sommelier Ceferino presents his list of the Top Five (5) Wines to Enjoy with Pasta.  Learn what DOCG means and look for these wines at your local liquor store, and of course enjoy them here at DiGiovanni's Dock of the Bay in Solomons, MD. 

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Music and Food for St. Patrick's Day!

Ben Connelly plays guitar Wednesday night, GrooveSpan comes in with light jazz Thursday night, Larry Tierney plays Irish music Sunday night!  The week leading up to St. Patrick's Day is full of fun at DiGiovanni's Dock of the Bay in Solomons!  Watch the video below and Cef and I will fill you in!!

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Check out what's happening at DiGiovanni's this week:

Wednesday, March 13th, acoustic guitarist, Ben Connelly, will be performing ballads, pop favorites and his own originals.  Special:  Fresh pappardelle pasta topped with seared salmon.

Thursday, March 14th, Jazz Night with GrooveSpan.  Enjoy smooth, soft jazz souonds of Jennifer Cooper and Carl Reichelt.  Specials:  All You Can Eat Mussels and Chicken Cacciatore.

Sunday, March 17th, St. Patrick's Day, with Irishman Larry Tierney playing authentic Irish Pub Music.  Irish Specials:  Corn beef & cabbage, Hobo Stew, Irish Stew, potato & leek soup, soda bread (the regular dinner menu will be available also).

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Since the forecast is calling for snow we thought we’d remind you of a classic drink to warm you up!


2 teaspoons simple syrup
1 teaspoon water
2 dashes bitters
1 cup ice cubes
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger bourbon whiskey
1 slice orange
1 maraschino cherry

Pour the simple syrup, water, and bitters into a whiskey glass. Stir, then place the ice cubes in the glass. Pour bourbon over the ice and garnish with the orange slice and maraschino cherry.

Keep warm this week.  Visit our website soon.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Italian Tapas Happy Hour March 8th!

On Friday, March 8th,  DiGiovanni's Dock of the Bay is having an Italian Tapas Happy Hour from 4pm -7pm.  Wine expert Dee Peters will be pouring happy hour-priced tastes or glasses of various Italian wines, and Chef Annamaria will prepare Italian themed tapas dishes at happy hour prices. Stacey Murdock will be behind the bar with Italian martinis, beers, or other libations at special prices.  Cef and I explain in more detail on this week's video!

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Monday, February 25, 2013

A Wine For Your (Dinner) Time!

Here we are with our first blog post!  For the first video episode, my husband Cef introduces three relatively new wines we are carrying.  Wine with dinner is almost ALWAYS recommended, and we love pairing wines to compliment what Chef Annamaria has created in the kitchen.

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Since we are talking wines, check out this article that appeared on!  F&W's Ray Isle came up with 15 rules for pairing wines with food, then the F&W staff created 15 recipes to make the point.  Try them at home and let us know what you think!

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Monday, February 18, 2013

First Post Is On The Way!!!

Hello, friends!  The first post for this blog is on the way and should be posted by February 26th.  Please check back for recipes, employee profiles, info about events, wine reviews and more!