Guest Chef Robert McGowan – Sharing Old Ebbitt Grill Classics

  • June 24, 2023 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • No Thyme to Cook

    14624 Solomons Island Road South
    Solomons, Maryland 20688
Ticket Price $50.00-$150.00 This event is now over
What You Will Learn

We are excited to welcome Chef Robert McGowan, formerly the Executive Chef at Washington, DC’s oldest bar and restaurant, the Old Ebbitt Grill. During his 17 year tenure there, he oversaw the feeding of 2,000 people daily. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in his home state of New York, he worked at various restaurants, including as the Executive Chef of Sardi’s in the Theatre District and for Ten’s World Class Cabaret.

In this special class, Chef Robert will share some stories as well as delicious recipes from his tenure at the Old Ebbitt Grill. Come and get the inside scoop from a person who’s been in the room!



Amuse Bouche 

Crab & Artichoke Dip

Wine: JC. Calvet Cre’mant de Bordeaux Brut Rose’



Straw & Hay 

Half spinach, half egg angel hair pasta with prosciutto, fresh baby peas and Parmeggiano-Reggiano cheese

Wine: Stags Leap Chardonnay


Main Course 

 Old Ebbitt Grill’s Famous Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes atop Corn Tomato Chesapeake

Sautéed corn and cherry tomatoes with basil bathed in fresh butter

Roasted Baby Potatoes

Wine: Enate Rose’



Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

Wine: Shatter Grenache


What To Expect

Great cooking is about more than just recipes—it's about celebrating culinary experiences with a foodie community. In this class, our professional chef instructor will show you how to create this fabulous menu, as well as offer you an exciting opportunity to assist in the kitchen. 

  • Instructor: Guest Chef Robert McGowan
  • Length: Approximately 3 hours
  • Format: Demonstration. Sit back, relax, and leave the cooking to us! Watch as your Chef Instructor walks you through how to prepare each of the dishes. Throughout the class, your instructor may even ask for adventurous volunteers. Everyone will enjoy all the menu items created during the demonstration.
  • Restrictions: Ages 16 and older. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.


All students will receive 10% off any scheduled public class(es) purchased that evening.


Experience Options 

  • General Admission: Arrive up to one hour before the start of class.
  • Wine-Pairing: Optional 
  • Allergies: We will attempt to accommodate any true medical allergy with advance notice. Please indicate allergies when completing ticket purchase.


No Thyme to Cook: Stir Up Your Inner Chef

Date & Time

Sat, Jun 24, 2023 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue Details

No Thyme to Cook

14624 Solomons Island Road South
Solomons, Maryland 20688 No Thyme to Cook
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