Mother’s Day Brunch

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Mother’s Day is the perfect excuse to treat the mothers in your life to a special meal, and it’s just a few days away! Have you booked your brunch table yet?

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Get the whole family together and enjoy your favorite Copper Canyon & Stanford Grill brunch specialties like French Toast with caramelized bananas, berries & Grand Marnier cream sauce or Crab Benedict with crabcakes over a corn tamale. And don’t forget that your brunch comes with a complimentary beverage! Choose from a Bloody Mary, mimosa, Bellini, screwdriver, coffee, and more. Which one will your mom choose?

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This Sunday is the perfect day to spend quality time together, and spots are filling quickly. Reserve now, and enjoy the day!

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Your Stories

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This week we asked you, our guests and friends, to tell us what Copper Canyon Grill and Stanford Grill mean to you. Everyone who told us their story was entered to win a $50 gift card to our restaurants, and we were overwhelmed with the amazing response! We care deeply about the experience you get when joining us for a meal, from the greeting you get when you walk in the door all the way to your dessert, so it’s very important to us to hear from you about your personal experiences. A big thank you to all who entered and shared with us!

We will be sharing more of these stories in the coming weeks, but today are sharing thoughts from our two winners. Lisa had the following to say about what Copper Canyon Grill means to her:

“Dining at Copper Canyon has become a weekly family ritual, where we create memories, share stories and experience the love of friends and family. The servers have even become our extended family that share in our happy time together.”

We love hearing that our family has become part of Lisa’s family. Amanda had similar thoughts about Stanford Grill:

“Stanford Grill in Columbia was the first place in MD that felt like ‘our place’. We started going as an engaged couple. We have celebrated every major milestone in those walls-marriage, jobs, friends, babies, birthdays, date nights…It was the first place we took our new born son, the place we always recommend, and continues to be our first choice for every get together. Thank you for creating such a fantastic atmosphere, and for giving us a ‘place’.”

Again, thank you to everyone who entered and shared with us! We’re thankful to be part of your story!

 

Winter Favorites

Now that the holidays are over and life is quieting down a bit, it’s time to settle into a normal eating pattern again. But eating normal again doesn’t mean you have to settle for bland or boring foods – check out our winter favorites list for some of our favorite things to enjoy when the cold weather hits!

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1. Bravo Salad (Stanford Grill)

For a nutritious salad that packs a punch of both flavor and texture, dig in to the Bravo Salad with our famous rotisserie chicken, avocado, dates, goat cheese, roasted corn, and almonds! Your taste buds and energy level will thank you.

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2. Italian Meatballs (Stanford Grill)

Is there anything better than homemade meatballs with marinara and garlic bread? We can’t think of anything. Start your dinner off with this appetizer on your next trip to Stanford Grill for the perfect Italian plate!

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3. Pancake Triple Stack (Copper Canyon & Stanford Grill Columbia)

Served at Sunday brunch only, this impressive plate piled with blueberry or banana nut pancakes with hot syrup is the only way to start your Sunday – that and a mimosa, of course.

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4. Double-Cut Pork Chop (Stanford Grill Columbia)

Hardwood grilled and served with braised red cabbage and mashed potatoes, this plate is just as delicious as it is colorful. Red cabbage provides Vitamin C as well as many other health benefits, so you’ll feel great while enjoying a tasty plate!

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5. Iron Skillet Cornbread (Copper Canyon & Stanford Grill Columbia)

We can’t forget our favorite dish to share, our Iron Skillet Cornbread. Served hot with lots of butter, this dish screams comfort food! We especially love it paired with one of our soups on a cold winter evening.

What’s YOUR favorite dish for the winter? Anything we left off the list? Let us know in the comments!

Features of the Week!

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As we move into the cold Winter months, what’s better than a classic comfort food dish? Our feature this week at Copper Canyon Grill is Chef Michael’s hand cut Rib Eye Steak paired with parmesan potatoes au gratin and accompanied by his housemade steak sauce. The potatoes are layered with parmesan cheese and heavy cream perfectly seasoned to accompany the highest quality of beef. The cheesiness and richness of the potatoes compliment the marbling of the rib eye, sending you into culinary bliss. Available today through Sunday only at the Woodmore and Silver Spring locations. Let Chef Michael know what you think in the comments!

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You asked for it, so we’re extending it for another week – that’s right, Chef Michael’s Braised Beef Short Rib was so popular, we’re keeping it on the menu until Sunday at Stanford Grill! Don’t miss out on this heartwarming dish! Comment below with your questions for Chef Michael – he’s ready to share his cooking tips!

 

Ask Chef Michael for His Cooking Tips!

Always wondered how we manage to get our Rotisserie Chicken so flavorful and juicy or looking for an easy way to recreate our Bread Pudding? Here’s your chance to find out!

By know you’ve either heard about Chef Michael Wagner, the new Corporate Chef for Copper Canyon Grill and Stanford Grill, or tried one of his dishes like the Braised Beef Short Rib. Chef Michael brings more than 20 years of culinary experience to Copper Canyon Grill and Stanford Grill, and over the next few weeks, he’s going to be answering your questions about our menu items, ingredients and his favorite cooking techniques.

What dish or cooking technique do you want Chef Michael to share over the next few weeks? Tells us in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #AskChefMichael, and he may personally answer your question in an upcoming video!

Braised Beef Short Rib, Grilled Salmon Filet & the Pork Porterhouse!

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If there’s a time for comfort food, it’s now! Discover Chef Michael’s latest feature of the week at Stanford Grill – his melt in your mouth Braised Beef Short Rib with White Creamy Grits & Tomato-Raisin Chutney, available from Wednesday through Sunday only!

“Comfort food is definitely an experience that provides a nostalgic feeling to the person eating it. Comfort foods may be consumed to positively pique emotions or to relieve negative psychological effects. Our feature of the week will tap into the connection of these emotions of comfort food at its best. The melt in your mouth beef short rib alone will make your eyes roll back into your head. The sweet and tangy chutney cuts through the richness of the beef and you will surely be licking the plate as you finish all the creamy grits and sauce.” – Chef Michael.

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There’s nothing quite like fresh fish, especially its scent and texture when it comes off a wood grill. This week Chef Michael is featuring his Hardwood Grilled Salmon Filet with Apricot Glaze through Sunday only at the Silver Spring and Woodmore Copper Canyon Grill locations!

“The first time I had salmon was at a young age. I can remember it like it was yesterday; the smoke from the burning wood and the aroma from the salmon left an incredible mark on my psyche. Years later, I still find myself thinking back to that day. So, this week I am excited to feature a hardwood grilled salmon filet, with maple-Dijon Brussel sprouts, horseradish cream, and an apricot-orange reduction sauce. The combination of the sweet from the apricot-orange sauce balances out the spiciness of the horseradish cream, adding a wonderful new way of enjoying our hardwood grilled salmon. Personally, I truly enjoy creating food that will leave lingering flavors long after your last bite. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.” – Chef Michael.

Finally, this week in Gaithersburg we will be highlighting Chef Michael’s combination of hardwood grilled pork, roasted squash, honey, molasses, Amaretto mustard and toasted almonds! The famed Pork Porterhouse is only available until Sunday and it is not to be missed.

“A Match Made in Heaven” and the Pork Porterhouse!

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This week at Stanford Grill, we give you “a match made in heaven.” Discover Chef Michael’s take on a classic dish, Shrimp & Grits, available until Sunday. Here’s what the Chef had to say about how he created this week’s feature:

“I will always remember my first trip to New Orleans. The energy of the people, the food, music and nightlife is like none other. For me it’s all about the indigenous style of food and the ingredients found in that area that makes this city so unique and exciting. I literally went on a weeklong eating tour from the low country restaurants to the James Beard Award winning Chef driven restaurants, to fully experience all the local delights. One of the stand out dishes for me was the classic Shrimp & Grits that most restaurants in the city serve daily. This is even served at brunch or breakfast, but enjoyed at any meal period. At Stanford Grill this week, we will be featuring our version of Shrimp & Grits which is inspired by the classic Creole style true to its roots. The combination of the smoky Andouille sausage, jumbo shrimp, aromatic vegetables, blackening seasoning and fresh tomato all complement each other like a match made in heaven. This dish wouldn’t be complete without the creamy white grits which adds a bed for the sauce waiting to be soaked up.” – Chef Michael

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This week in Silverspring and Woodmore we will be highlighting Chef Michael’s famed Pork Porterhouse! Among the most prized steaks, the porterhouse is considered an epicure’s delight because it contains meat from the top loin (source of strip steak) and tenderloin (source of filet mignon). Chef Michael’s combination of hard wood grilled pork, roasted squash, honey, molasses, Amaretto mustard sauce and toasted almonds is a unique and classic match in flavors and textures. This dish is only available until Sunday!