As an extension of its focus on wellness—and to the delight of its residents—The Gatesworth plans monthly outings in and around St. Louis. From visiting historic homes to the horse races, art museums to antique shops, those who call The Gatesworth home are hardly slowing down.
Weddings and real estate have a lot in common: It’s all about location, location, location! Before you can say I do—or even plan much of the event—you have to find a venue. These wedding professionals offer advice for brides- and grooms-to-be on the hunt for the perfect ceremony or reception site.
Missouri wines continue to gain respect among oenophiles, and some of the best are made by wineries in and around St. Charles County. Cheers to that!
Spring has sprung, and that means that area wineries are--or soon will be--pouring their latest bounty for everyone to enjoy. We touched base with five of the most popular wineries around to see what they have in store for fans of the grape this season.
A simple table with a stunning view of the fields was the setting for 'Dine in the Vines' at Chandler Hill Vineyards. The event, offered each fall and spring, is open to the public. (chandlerhillvineyards.com)
Edgewild Restaurant & Winery opened in the fall of 2011 in Chesterfield, and soon developed quite a following in West County and beyond.
When you pour a glass of Missouri-made wine, you may think about the aromas, flavors and complexities that emerge from the bottle, but do you consider the person behind that creation?
Chandler Hill Vineyards
With temperatures soaring to all-time highs this summer, keeping cool is imperative, and nothing helps keep the heat at bay like a glass of fine Missouri wine.
Whether you’re a seasoned expert or a novice just learning the difference between shiraz and cabernet, wine clubs allow you to try new varieties that you may have never thought to pick up.
Once again, Ladue News readers have proven that they’re in the know about our town’s most exciting hot spots! This year’s Platinum List features iconic St. Louis institutions, as well as some new spots you’ll be wanting to check out.
Most Fun Winery: Chandler Hill Vineyards
◆ The Ritz-Carlton has changed its lunch service, eliminating the longstanding lunch buffet in favor of what it calls the ‘30-Minute Lunch,’ available from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Guests have a choice of one item each from four categories: The Sides, The Dessert, The Sandwich and The Soup/Salad. The goal is to go from order, to food, to check, in half an hour. All of the breads and desserts are made in-house by executive pastry chef SIMONE FAUER, and the greens and other veggies are sourced from Living Water Farms in central Illinois. The restaurant also has a new burger menu and larger sandwich plates are still available, as well, for those who aren’t in a time crunch.
Renowned American artist HARRISON HOWARD will be in St. Louis next week to debut a handpicked selection of his artwork. Best known locally for his original artwork on the cover of St. Louis Seasons magazine and next month’s upcoming Ladue News Elegant Living publication, Howard has spent most of his professional career devoted to mural work in private homes. His April 28 appearance at Sallie Home (9821 Clayton Road in Ladue) is from 5 to 8 p.m., and is free and open to the public.
BEST ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES
• If you have fond memories of fine dining at Fio’s La Fourchette in Clayton, clear you calendar for Feb. 28. That’s when chef FIO ANTOGNINI will prepare culinary delights at a wine dinner at Chandler Hill Vineyards in Defiance, M0.
• Well, it didn’t take long for Busch’s Grove to find a new buyer. Local mogul CHARLES CELLA has reportedly purchased the spot (next door to his Truffles restaurant) and will turn it into a gourmet grocery, complete with high-style carryout foods.