#14: The Egg Raviolo at Acero
|The egg raviolo at Acero|
The dish is sublime in its simplicity: a farm-fresh egg yolk -- a gorgeous, vivid orange -- nestled with a blend of Parmigiano-Reggiano, mascarpone and ricotta cheeses inside a single large raviolo. Adam Gnau, Acero's executive chef, dresses this with nothing more than a thick, rich beurre monté.
The combination of sauce, yolk and cheese is as indulgent, in its own way, as a slab of foie gras. (For those with only a mild sweet tooth, it could serve as a dessert.) Once you've dispatched the raviolo itself, dip your bread in the remaining of beurre monté, yolk and cheese -- or just eat the mixture with a spoon. God knows I won't tell anyone.
7266 Manchester Road, Maplewood
I'm counting down -- in no particular order -- 100 of my favorite dishes in St. Louis. Some are well-known, others obscure. Some are expensive, others dirt cheap. All of them, I guarantee, are delicious. Please do not hesitate to share your own favorites via the comments thread.
#15: Pappardelle at the Tavern Kitchen + Bar
#16: Carnitas at La Tejana Taqueria
#17: Benne's Farm half chicken at Five Bistro
#18: Dátiles rellenos at Modesto
#19: Hot-and-sour noodles at Joy Luck Buffet
#20: Lamb vindaloo at India Palace
#21: Channa masala at Raj's Rasoi
#22: The blueberry scone at La Dolce Via
#23: Gang kua ped yang at Addie's Thai House
#24: Bánh xèo at Banh Mi So #1 - Saigon Gourmet
#25: Mojarra dorada at Garduño's Mexican Food
#26: "It" at Mammer Jammer
#27: Two eggs over-easy, bacon and hash browns at the Courtesy Diner
#28: Seafood at Farmhaus
#29: The "Edgar Allan Poe" at Dewey's Pizza
#30: The "Heart Stopping BLT" and a chocolate malt at Crown Candy Kitchen