Finally, spring has sprung on the Eastern Shore. If you need excuses to visit beyond our lovely towns and scenic landscapes, let’s talk about a few special events. On March 29, the Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival takes place in St. Michaels. The owners of Ophiuroidea, a home decor store/art gallery, are hosting the event, which acts as a showcase for sea-glass artisans.
For those unfamiliar with sea glass, it’s made by Mother Nature. Glass gets tossed around in the water for years, and the weathering processes lead to smooth edges and a frosted appearance. It’s beautiful stuff, and it’s incorporated into objets d’art by potters, painters, and jewelry makers. Noted sea glass expert Richard LaMotte, who is also president of the North American Sea Glass Association, will be on hand to chat about his (presumed) favorite topic.
The next day is March 30, the kick-off to Talbot County Restaurant Week. Through April 5, chefs and restaurants throughout the county will take you on a delicious culinary journey. Throughout the week, most participating restaurants will treat guests to two-course lunches for $20.14 and three-course dinners for $35.14. Prices do not include tax, tip, or beverages. And yes, our Peacock Restaurant & Lounge is among the participants. For more information about Restaurant Week, check out www.diningtalbot.com.