The 5 Best Menus at Restaurant Week on the Hill 2014
Yummy, but not on the menu. | Sarah Rusnak
(5257 Shaw Avenue; 314-772-8272)
Modesto isn't Italian, but it's still a delicious member of the Hill's thriving restaurant community. For the first course, choose from a bowl of gazpacho or mixed salad with greens, red onion, almonds, manchego cheese and fried garlic with a sherry vinegarette. Course number two gives you the option of pollo relleno al cabrales (breaded chicken and serrano ham rolls with blue cheese sauce), rape envuelto en tocino (pan-seared, bacon-wrapped monkfish with saffron sauce) or tortilla de setas (wild mushroom and potato omelet with fresh cheese, crispy shiitakes and truffle oil). For dessert it's flan, chocolate croquettes or churros with chocolate sauce. Make a reservation here.
5226 Shaw Ave., St. Louis, MO