Nadoz Bakery & Café bowed its newest location at the Taubman Prestige Outlets in Chesterfield earlier this month. The new spot features specialty coffee and espresso, all-day breakfast, homemade soups and salads, sandwiches and desserts, along with a Burger Bar and the new Nadoz Squeeze Juice Bar, offering raw juice from fresh fruits and vegetables.
Ooh la la! Check out these beautiful new takes on classic French style. We’re enamored of the easy going, perfectly imperfect look achieved with watercolor fabrics, soft paint finishes and authentic-looking aged metals.
ANDREW ZIMMERMAN, executive chef at Sepia Restaurant in Chicago, will be the guest celebrity chef for St. Louis Community College Foundation’s black-tie gala on Saturday, Feb. 8. Falling in Love…in Five Courses will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. Cocktails will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. Joining Zimmerman will be the Four Season's own executive chef FABRIZIO SCHENARDI and the chefs and students from the college’s culinary arts program. Tickets are $295 each (patron tickets, $500). For more information, call Jo-Ann Digman at 539-5358 or email email@example.com.
Nothing completes a decadent dining experience like the perfect pairing of fine wine and five-star fare. Indulge in these recommendations from some of the city’s top wine connoisseurs.
Put the bowl down and slowly step away from the candy!
Jessica Prasse, Kelly Newell and Jamie Dockman from The Bar Method at Nadoz in The Boulevard.
The Libertine has been making quite a splash with evening diners since opening its doors earlier this year. Now, chef JOSH GALLIANO is making his fine cuisine available to daytime customers, as well. The Libertine's new lunch menu, available Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m to 2 p.m., will feature such delicacies as ramen, Bahn Mi and Galliano Fried Chicken Salad, among others. Can't wait to try 'em all!
Now that spring is finally here, it's time to get out and nosh on what's new for the season. Here's a short list of seasonal dishes currently being offered by some of the area's best eateries, along with recommendations for the best wines to accompany them.
You voted, we listened! Ladue News readers know what they like; and with this year's Platinum List, you've made your voices heard. This list compiles the best of St. Louis.
Next stop, Clayton! STL Culinary Tours has added Clayton to its growing list of neighborhood-centric foodie excursions. On Saturday, March 9, the company will conduct a tour of some of Clayton's finest eateries. The tour will start at Bar Les Freres and will traverse the neighborhood, stopping at Extra Virgin, Oceano Bistro, Little Country Gentlemen and end up at I Fratellini. For more info and to purchase tickets, go online at StlCulinaryTours.com.
Big congrats go out to Robust in Webster Groves and Copia Restaurant And Wine Garden downtown. The two vino-centric eateries made Open Table's Diners' Choice 2012 Most Notable Wine List Top 100. Way to represent the Lou!
Part of the Steven Becker Fine Dining family of establishments (which includes the Coronado Ballroom, Steven Becker Catering and Nadoz Euro Bakery & Cafe), Vino Nadoz is tucked into The Boulevard retail area in Richmond Heights. While the outside of the restaurant blends in with the other storefronts on the bustling promenade, the somewhat humble exterior belies a topnotch eating and drinking experience.
◆Chef JOHN GRIFFITHS of Truffles is bringing together a veritable who’s-who of local culinary talent for a great cause. Just Like Mom Used To Make will be held Nov. 2 at Truffles, and feature GERARD CRAFT and ADAM ALTNETHER of Taste By Niche; JOSH GALLIANO of Monarch; WES JOHNSON of Salt; BEN POREMBA of Salume Beddu; and KEVIN WILLMANN of Farmhaus. The chefs will be creating a six-course meal of foods inspired by their childhoods, paired with wines by Truffles’ wine director ALEKSANDER JOVANOVIC. Proceeds benefit the ALS Association and Hope Happens. For more info, or to purchase tickets, call 567-9100.
> Congratulations to KEVIN WILLMANN, chef/owner of Farmhaus, for being selected as one of Food & Wine magazine’s 10 Best New Chefs for 2011!
> A while back we told you about a few big changes going on with some of Chef GERARD CRAFT’s restaurants. Niche was going to move next door to the 12-seat space that housed Taste By Niche. The vacated Niche space was to become Porano, a Northern Italian concept, and Taste would move to the CWE, next to Craft’s other eatery, Brasserie By Niche, in the space formerly home to Moxy Bistro. Well, plans change. Craft tells us now that Niche is going to stay put, and the Porano concept is on hold. “It’s just not the right time,” Craft says. Taste is still moving, though; look for it to debut sometime this month. No word on what the old Taste spot will become.
> The leaves are turning, and so, too, are some local menus. BRIO Tuscan Grille is changing things up with a new fall menu featuring items such as the Citrus Garden Salad and Tuscan Harvest Salad, both of which spotlight fall flavors like apples and dried cranberries. BRIO also unveiled a new patio addition last month with 50 additional seats (and built-in heaters!) so you can enjoy the new menu outside…Nosh in Maplewood also has launched a revised seasonal fall bill of fare. The new menu includes a goat cheese and beet salad and the Orchard Melt sandwich, with sliced organic apple, havarti and celery pesto on pumpkin seed cranberry bread. In addition, the restaurant also is bowing a new dinner menu available after 4 p.m. with larger entrees, including gluten-free meatloaf.
> Congratulations are in order for Stone Hill Winery of Hermann and Chaumette Vineyards & Winery of Ste. Genevieve following their impressive showings at this year’s Missouri Wine Competition. Stone Hill took the Governor’s Cup for the second year running, this time for its 2009 Vignoles. The winery also won the most awards at the 2010 competition, with a total of 44! Chaumette proved to be no slouch either, bringing home three gold medals and four others, and a Best in Class award for its offerings.
Restaurateur Steve Becker is perhaps best known for his catering at The Coronado, which he took over in 2003. But he also runs the adjacent little cafe, Nadoz (a word play on the last part of ‘Coronado’), which has some of the freshest cafe food in town. Several years ago, when The Boulevard was being developed across from the Galleria, he located a second Nadoz cafe there, and just recently has launched ‘Nadoz @Nite,’ four casserole-style entrees offered as heartier alternatives to the mostly sandwich and crepes menu.
> Chef LIZ SCHUSTER, who left Racket Club Ladue last October to join Brian Hale’s culinary team at the Chase Park Plaza, shared the news that she’ll be working on a cooking show tentatively titled ‘Farm to Fork with Chef Schuster’ for a local TV station. She couldn’t reveal the station, but says it’s not a cable network. The show will concentrate on Midwestern cuisine—what Schuster deems HOTH (High on the Hog). Each one-hour episode will feature local chefs and food purveyors. If all goes well, the initial six episodes will air in June. As if that’s not enough to fill Schuster’s plate, she’s officially become the culinary event chef for L’École Culinaire.