The minnies and I enjoyed a delicious brunch at Gertrude's at the Baltimore Museum of Art. The gingerbread houses make a dramatic display in the restaurant for a fun and unique contest with the theme of "Baltimore's Christmas Street." Employees at Gertrude's carefully and creatively decorated the gingerbread row houses and hope to get votes from restaurant patrons.
As we considered the choices on the ballot, we walked around the houses from front to back for a fantastic view of the detailed work. These are choices 1-5. The detailed lights on gingerbread row house #1 remind me of the Lite Brite that I had as a child. Row house #2 is an amazing tribute to Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Choices 6-10 are a myriad of color and candy. Choices 6, 7, and 8 are oh so sweet! The gnomes on the 10th gingerbread row house are silly and fun.
Even the back of the gingerbread row houses sparkle with incredible detail.
The gingerbread row houses feature wreath decorations in windows, porches, and landscaping! Absolutely amazing.
After a delicious Chesapeake cuisine brunch from John Shields, we explored the museum. Alexia appears to be deep in thought!
If you were voting in the gingerbread row house contest, which house would get your vote! I'd love to hear which designs you like the best.