Where to Eat Out on Thanksgiving in St. Louis
The rustic dining room at Home Wine Kitchen. | Jennifer Silverberg
Home Wine Kitchen
(7322 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-802-7676)
What could be better than our Best Local Chef cooking your Thanksgiving dinner? The answer: nothing. Seriously, the bread basket alone that Cassy Vires is offering sounds amazing: bacon muffins, buttermilk cornbread and pumpkin loaf. Then it's kale salad with bacon-molasses dressing and bourbon-soaked cranberries. The main course is turkey breast stuffed with apple, duck confit, spicy sausage, fennel and brioche, with creamy polenta with wild mushrooms, sweet potato peanut puree, and Brussels sprouts with cayenne and brown sugar-spiced pecans. For dessert, there's pecan pie with molasses ice cream, pear crostata with honey-fig ice cream, pumpkin pie with spiced ice cream and cranberry crumb with dreamsicle ice cream. It's family-style dining, with seatings at 5:30, 6, 7:30 and 8 p.m. Reservations are required; it's $65 per person. Call 314-802-7676.