The Best Things We Ate This Year

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       Chicken and gnudi dumplings with beurre blanc, oven roasted zucchini and carmelized onions. | Nancy Stiles

Chicken and Gnudi Dumplings at The Libertine
(7927 Forsyth Boulevard; 314-862-2999)

We eventually named the Libertine as the best new restaurant of 2013, but my first experience there was a simple lunch with a fellow Gut Checker. I'd heard all the hype (and seen that great lit-up sign), so I expected inevitable disappointment. Not so. The Libertine's lunch menu isn't huge, but I thought I'd try a classic -- chicken and dumplings. Chef Josh Galliano's version is anything but mundane. The leg of chicken sits atop a bed of gnudi dumplings, which are bathed in the beurre blanc sauce. I'm the type of person who likes to eat half and take home the rest for later, but I admit my plate was scraped clean. My only problem? You can't get it at dinner, too.

-- Nancy Stiles

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Cafe Natasha

3200 S. Grand Blvd., St Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

The Libertine

7927 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

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