alchemy elements carrot cake among 8 OF BALTIMORE'S MOST GLORIOUS DESSERTS! baltimore sun

This is no ordinary carrot cake, said co-owner Debi Bell-Matassa, a pastry chef who has trained her staff to make the restaurant’s house desserts. The two-layer, 6-inch-tall cake, is a family recipe made with cooked, pureed carrots, fresh pineapple and pureed walnuts. The moist layers are then lathered with limoncello cream-cheese frosting made with fresh vanilla bean. “It’s comfort food taken up a notch,” Bell-Matassa said.  Click to see full article.


Chef Michael Matassa Guest Speaks at RAM Training

Chef Michael Matassa Guest Speaks at RAM Training

"As a way to inspire, engage, and prepare high school ProStart® teachers for the upcoming school year, the Restaurant Association of Maryland Education Foundation (RAMEF) hosted hands-on culinary workshops with talented Maryland chefs." AE owner, Chef Michael Matassa was one of several local chefs to volunteer to speak and demonstrate at the workshop. Click here to view the entire article. 

AE Named In Top 50 Restaurants 2016

We are proud to announce that we've been named one of the top 50 restaurants of 2016 by the Baltimore Sun! With so many great restaurants in the area, we consider it an honor and a privilege to receive this distinction. Thank you Baltimore Sun! Click here to view our excerpt on the list. 

Chef Michael Wins Maryland Chef of the Year Award!

We want to sincerely thank all of our friends, family, and supporters who took the time to cast their votes last month in support of Baltimore’s nominees. It paid off! On Sunday, April 12th, Chef Michael was one of several ”stars of the industry” honored at the Restaurant Association of Maryland’s Havana Nights Gala. It was a tremendous honor 38 years in the making and truly appreciated.

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Alchemy Owners Land the Cover of Harford Style!

Alchemy owners, Chef Michael Matassa and Debi Bell-Matassa landed the cover of Harford  Style Magazine’s summer issue. The story focuses on all of the excitement and anticipation of the grand opening for Alchemy’s second location in Bel Air Town Center this Fall. Debi & Michael are both natives of Harford County and are thrilled to be coming back home.

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