Sunday, August 12, 2012

Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, Maryland

 The westies were [a tad upset] when
I told them they had to stay at home because 
we were going to see Uncle Chef Mark for dinner.
 Don't worry Julep ... when the weather becomes a little
cooler we'll take you & Derby to the Inn so you can say 
hi to Chef Mark and Mr. Ian.  

The Inn has lovely little tables that line the front porch
 which is perfect for pets and their parents.
 Dining at The Robert Morris Inn
with celebrity Chef Proprietor Mark Salter

Chef Proprietor and British Master Chef, Mark Salter, 
brings a modern British approach, combined with classical sensibilities, 
to the Chesapeake Bay. A Bay resident since 1993, Salter has immersed
 himself in the region's cooking and seafood bounty. 
A friend to local farmers, artisan producers and the seasons, 
Salter turns to sustainability and the richness of Maryland's natural 
larder for herbs, fruit and vegetables at every opportunity.

 Ian Fleming, owner
of the Robert Morris Inn as well as
the Lake of Menteith Hotel & Waterfront Restaurant
in Perthshire, Scotland.  Ian was also General Manager at The Inn at Perry 
Cabin in the early 1990's for several years.  He returned regularly
 to the region, both for vacations and also to bring journalists
 and chefs from the UK for the St. Michaels Food & Wine Festivals.
 He and Mark worked together at both Cromlix House in 
Scotland and The Inn at Perry Cabin.
 Robert Morris Inn front porch & outside dining area.
I know Julep & Derby will love dining outside and
I'm hoping Derby is not disappointed when he finds
out he can't help cook in the kitchen. 
 A little whimsy along the path to the Tavern doors.

Lloyd {L} ... and ... Wilson {R}
 Would like to share a few facts about Oxford

Oxford today is still a waterman's town, but is enjoying a new 
resurgence based on tourism and leisure activities. 

Its quiet charm, fresh air, summer breezes, and clean 
water provide a haven from the hustle and bustle of city life
 for boaters, weekend visitors, and summer residents. 

The film Failure to Launch was filmed in part here.
Oxford is one of the oldest towns in Maryland.

 While Oxford officially marks the year 1683 as its founding
 because in that year it was first named by the Maryland General 
Assembly as a seaport, the town began between 1666 and 1668 
when 30 acres were laid out as a town called Oxford by William Stephens, Jr.

In 1694, Oxford and a new town called Anne Arundel (now Annapolis) 
were selected as the only ports of entry for the entire Maryland province. 

Until the American Revolution, Oxford enjoyed prominence as an 
international shipping center surrounded by wealthy tobacco plantations.

Early inhabitants included Robert Morris, Sr., agent for a Liverpool 
shipping firm who greatly influenced the town's growth and his son,
 Robert Morris, Jr., known as "the financier of the Revolution.

Oxford is host to the oldest privately operated ferry service 
still in continuous use in the United States. The original ferry service, 
known today as the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry, was established in 1683 
and continues today. The ferry links Oxford with Bellevue, Maryland, 
crossing the 3/4 mile width of the Tred Avon River during a 
7-10 minute trip (20 minute round trip).
 JoAnn & I enjoyed a perfect pre-dinner Cosmo.
 Simply Us
Lloyd, Wilson, JoAnn, Katie 
enjoying drinks, good conversation & laughs.

... A little about the Inn ...
The Inn's main dining room features historic panelling 
and a warm atmosphere. Here both breakfast and dinner are 
offered with views out over this ancient waterfront town. 
Dinner here is of a more formal nature where many 
of the dishes include signature favorites.
 Salter's Tavern and Tap Room offers a uniquely historic, 
elegant, yet relaxed setting. A big draw for the sailing community 
visiting Oxford and locals alike. Great casual dining from a menu 
featuring many of Chef Salter's signature dishes and popular 
traditional favourites. Just right for every season, the Tavern features a
 landscaped courtyard and a magnificent open-hearth fireplace,
both perfect for relaxing with friends.
Here is a sampling of what we ordered.
Everything was fresh, beautifully presented, cooked perfectly
and tasted delicious.
 Scottish Salmon
 Fish & Chips
Chef Salter's calls his Pub Sauce "ketchup for big kids".  
I have been know to buy this by the case!
Take Care and Thank You For Visiting


  1. Such a lovely inn and the food looks delicious. Such a shame that Derby won't be allowed to help out in the kitchen. I'm sure he would do a splendid job

  2. Yummy yummy yummy! Have a great Monday.
    Best wishes Molly