The Ten Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: November 22 to 24
Sunday (Nov. 24)
Every Sunday night you can enjoy a feast of local produce and meats at Chaumette Winery in Ste. Genevieve. This week, it's vegetables in chicken broth; hearty autumn greens with herb buttermilk, croutons, and radish; braised chicken in an acorn squash bowl; and creamed leeks and cauliflower with egg noodles in maître d' butter. $18 per person, $7.45 for kids twelve and under. Call 573-747-1000 for reservations. From 5 to 8 p.m.
Love those mini whoopie pies at bakeries around town -- even Starbucks? Learn how to make your own with Conservatory staff member Christie Maggi. You'll make chocolate-chip cake whoopie pies with whipped chocolate ganache, pistachio cake whoopie pies filled with candied lemon buttercream, coconut-pumpkin whoopie pies with cream cheese frosting and chocolate cake whoopie pies with caramel-peanut butter filling. From 1 to 3:30 p.m. Class is $55; register here.
Chef Elizabeth Schuster of Tenacious Eats is preparing a three-course meal with wine pairings from Ionia Atlantic Imports. Start with wine-poached duck breast with wine-poached pear, mission fig and local greens with a Vom Fass Waldburg Star fig gastrique. The second course is braised and cherrywood-smoked beef short ribs, flash-fried kale chips, black garlic whipped potatoes and beef demi glaze. Finish with wine-poached apple, stuffed with brie and apple butter, baked in housemade pie crust with wine gastrique. Attendees will get 10 percent off any Vom Fass purchases that night. Reservations must be made by Friday, November 22, at noon. From 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person; call 314-932-5262.
For its weekly Sunday Supper, the Libertine's Josh Galliano is doing soul food. The three-course meal features oxtail soup, country-fried steak (made with the same batter as Galliano's famous fried chicken), neck bone gravy, mac & cheese and greens, and finishes with red velvet cake. Dinner is $30 per person; call 314-862-2999 for reservations. An a la carte menu is available as well.
1322 Clarkson-Clayton Center, Ellisville, MO