Wine Market Bistro to Reopen as Ludlow Market, Bar & Bottle Shop

| May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Wine Market Bistro, which closed its dining room in March but has kept its front bar and liquor store open, is rebranding as Ludlow Market, Bar & Bottle Shop. Owner Christopher Spann has spent recent months redesigning the first-floor space at 921 E Fort Ave., Suite 135. This former industrial property space was redeveloped in the early 2000s and named The Foundry on Fort Avenue.

Wine Market Bistro was open for 13 1/2 years.

Ludlow Market will be a full-service bar, restaurant, and bottle shop. “We are proud of our little corner of Baltimore, and we are looking forward to seeing new faces as well as the previous WM regulars” said Spann in press release.  “Relationships are at the heart of what we do. Our relationship with our neighbors, our vendors, and our city are what drives us and fills our soul.”

Spann has hired Chef Christopher Audia, formerly of Tail Up Goat in Washington, D.C., and No.9 Park in Boston, MA. “I am looking forward to introducing Chef Audia to Baltimore’s ever-growing dining scene. He’s a young, passionate, and talented chef, with Baltimore roots, who developed a considerable and refined knowledge of the food industry,” said Spann.

Chef Audia will source from local suppliers for the “upscale” and “seasonally-focused” menu. Ludlow Market will offer “small plates to shareable dishes, classic sandwiches with a twist, and elaborate entrees.”

“My focus is on exceeding all our guests expectations by offering a new but classic culinary experience” said Audia in a press release.

The beverage program will feature a gin and tonic menu, an array of cocktails, beers, and what it is being desribed as one of the largest wine selections in Baltimore.

Ludlow Market will be open daily for dinner starting in the mid-June timeframe.

Ludlow Market will feature an outdoor patio and also have space for private and corporate events.

The Bottle Shop and front bar area, which remains open during the construction of Ludlow Market, will upgrade its offerings with an emphasis on “smaller family-owned wineries, distillers, and brewers as well as classic crowd pleasers.”

“We are adding refrigeration space to dedicate for cured meats, cheeses, and gourmet items to make the shop experience more complete,” said Spann.

Ludlow Market is hosting a job fair on Monday, May 14th from 10am to 4pm at the restaurant space to fill the last front and back of house positions available.

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