Gertrude's Menu and Performance press

(from the official VIVAT! website

The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive

From February 19 until March 2, Gertrude's will celebrate Vivat! with a unique menu that combines Slavic and African American food for an unprecedented fusion of flavors. Enjoy fried chicken kiev with kale, cornbread blinis, and Russian cabbage rolls stuffed with rice and collard greens.

(from the Baltimore Sun, LIVE section, Thursday February 13, 2003)

Gertrude's Dinner Performance: Performance artists Joyce Scott and Lorraine Whittlesey present a satirical take on the combination of Slavic and African-American cuisines, 8 p.m. Feb 22 at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Authentic foods will be available at Gertrude's at the BMA Feb.19-March 2. 410-889-3399.

(Gertrude's special menu)

Gertrude's VIVAT! Slavic/African-American Menu

Inspired by the Common Experiences of African-American & Slavic Cultures
as related by Baltimore Artists Joyce J. Scott & Lorraine L. Whittlesey

Offered February 19 - March 2, 2003

Available as a Prix Fixe Menu...$35 per person ($29 vegetarian)


Beet Borscht...Cup 3.95 / Bowl 4.95
A traditional Russian soup with potato, served hot with sour cream


Caviar Tasting...9.95
Russian caviars served with steamed red bliss & sweet potatoes, with crème fraiche

Cornbread Blinis...7.95
Served with smoked fish, hardboiled eggs, chopped red onion, and a roasted caper mayonnaise

Smoked Eggplant "Caviar"...6.95
Served with black bread toast points


Fried Chicken Kiev...14.95
Fried brest of chicken served with a kale-sweet potato hash and herbed butter gravy

BBQ Beef Shashlik...16.95
Russian kabobs of grilled tenderloin tips laced with barbeque sauce, served with dirty rice and apple-fennel coleslaw

Broiled Pastrimka...17.95
Artic char, a.k.a. "Russian lake trout" served with collard greens, buckwheat Kasha, and a warm Stoli vodka-tomato ketchup

Ukraine Golubtsi...12.95
Vegetarian cabbage rolls stuffed with rice, collard greens, garlic & onions, served with a sweet & sour tomato sauce

$5.00 each

Chocolate Babka
Served with a warm vanilla bodka-chocolate sauce

Plambin Slivochnyi
Housemade Russian ice cream studded with dried apricots, apples & raisins

Cheese and Berry Blintz
Drizzled with a blueberry coulis and served with sour cream

Spices honey cake with candied pecans

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