The Chase Park Plaza Hotel has brought DAVID LAUFER onboard as the new executive pastry chef for EAU Bistro, Café EAU and Chaser’s Lounge. Laufer, of Red Bud, Illinois, trained at the Culinary Institute of America. We're told he specializes in unique sculptures utilizing sugar and chocolate as his artistic medium.
I still can’t figure out exactly how Michael Henderson did it. It is one of the most incredible pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps, never-say-die, never-surrender, life-changing stories I’ve ever heard.
First Lady Michelle Obama presented the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award to Teens Make History, a local program that encourages students to develop professional skills, build self-confidence and explore history.
Since stepping into the executive chef role, Melissa Lee has been slowly putting her mark on the various eateries at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. The latest to benefit from her expertise is The Grill, which has transformed into a creative dining destination.
No matter how full the belly, how cleared the plates, or how long that belt has been unbuckled, one thing is true: there always is room for pumpkin pie. Some like it homemade; some like it store-bought. Some like it spicy; others, sweet. Almost everyone likes it topped with a small mountain of whipped cream. Whatever your pleasure, LN has you covered: Here, local chefs and readers share their spin on the classic dessert, meaning this year, there might just be room for two slices.
For the final event (of eight) to celebrate their marriage, Afnan Tariq planned an evening of family, music, elegance and cultural traditions for his new wife, Ayesha Ahmed.
Pumpkin Tart with Gingerbread Crust and Brown Sugar Meringue by Brielle Fratellone, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis
Next year marks 60 years for the Women of Achievement Award, the longest-running program in St. Louis whose sole mission is to honor and recognize volunteer service and leadership by local women. Nominations are now being accepted.
When Jeremy Davenport returns home to St. Louis next month to play at the newly reopened Jazz at the Bistro he’ll have at least three unanswered questions on his mind: (1) How does one indisputably define jazz music? (2) Why there isn’t more jazz being played in his old hometown? and (3) Why is St. Louis—a city he thought was as diverse as they come—now so embroiled by racial division?
This 5-bedroom, 5 full- and 1 half-bathroom home in Ladue is listed for $1.435 million.
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, is welcoming a new pastry chef this month: chef BRIELLE FRATELLONE. Most recently, she was at the famed Everglades Club in Palm Beach, Florida, where she spent 18 months as assistant pastry chef. Welcome aboard!
Residents, shoppers and diners alike are in the lap of luxury at The Shoppes at the Crescent. The classy, urban upscale retail and residential condominium community features high-end condos with stunning views of the St. Louis skyline, and exclusive amenities, from posh boutiques and premiere restaurants to a fitness center and lush gardens—all within walking distance of downtown Clayton.
From walking up the red carpet to strutting down the runway, kids will be in the spotlight at the Friends of Kids with Cancer Fashion Show and Boutique on Nov. 6 at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. “It’s like the Academy Awards,” says executive director Judy Ciapciak.
Find The Shoppes at the Crescent on Carondelet Plaza near the heart of the bustling Clayton business district. The area showcases a sculpture, fountain and gardens surrounded by a roundabout lined with upscale shopping and dining choices below luxury condominiums and flanked by local landmark, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis.
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis is giving guests something to celebrate: The award-winning hotel will unveil the stunning new makeover of its ballroom this fall. And a new holiday party package will allow local groups and businesses to be among the first to experience the elegantly redesigned entertainment space.
After more than a decade, the internationally renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem is making its return to St. Louis as part of Dance St. Louis’ 2014-2015 season.
Emily Bliss Fowler-Cornfeld & James Wright Clayton