I also want to support my St. Louis Sommelier heros: Alisha Blackwell and Andrey Ivanov and then executive chef Josh Charles was also involved so it was a great opportunity!
|Executive Chef Josh Charles, Alisha Blackwell, and Andrey Ivanov|
The salad course came with a couple of hot peppers, but not all of them were hot so you didn't know what kind of bite you were going to get. (I admit I left those for Patience.)
|Local vegetables with Honey + Thyme Vinaigrette|
Patience and I were stoked by the scallop on the menu although we were sad at how small they were. The scallops had been smoked for some time, and then served with passion fruit and lime. Talk about a tough pairing.
|Smoked Scallop with Passion fruit and lime|
The last course was a little heartier with fingerling potatoes and cheese curds in a gravy mixed with foie gras. I almost reached over and stole my neighbor's plate when he didn't finish.
|Foie Gras, Roasted Potatoes, Brown Gravy and Cheese Curds|
Alisha came out the winner putting poor Andrey at 0-3. I hope he gets his chance to win again soon!
Photos by Patience Scanlon