Forgive me, for I have zinned... Spicy, with high-acidity notes of clove, cinnamon and black pepper, and dominant berry flavors such as blackberry or tart raspberry, zinfandel is temptingly tantalizing.
If you’re reading this column, or or have read previous ones, you probably have an interest in public speaking and presentation skills. Good! And if you’re already speaking where you work, or before associations and chambers, great! Your goal in 2015 is to deliver more and better presentations.
Chef and restaurateur Ben Poremba has made quite a name for himself in the local culinary scene in recent years. His places—Elaia & Olia, La Patisserie Choquette and Old Standard Fried Chicken—have brought a wide range of good food and drink to St. Louis. Poremba’s efforts have garnered him plenty of attention locally and beyond, including being named a semi-finalist for the James Beard Best Chef: Midwest award in 2014, and as one of 10 chefs who vied for Food & Wine magazine’s People’s Best New Chef: Midwest title that year, as well.
Avenue Restaurant is one of the most recent eateries to open in Clayton, but it’s not exactly new. It’s the latest project from the folks behind Pomme Restaurant and Pomme Cafe & Wine Bar.
Demispheres filled with Honey Caramel, Cinnamon Honey Ganache, Salt Caramel and Winter Mint Ganache. Honey Foam, Box Turtles and Dark Chocolate Almonds with Cocoa Powder. These are only some of the sweet rewards resulting in the very worthy journey of chocolatier Rick Jordan, who set up shop in Chesterfield in July 2011.
And the 2015 Color of the Year Is...
As reported earlier, Home Wine Kitchen, had shut its doors for good at the end of 2014. Well, it didn’t take long before someone snapped up Home Wine chef CASSY VIRES for their kitchen. She’s taken the position of head chef at Juniper in the CWE. Can’t wait to taste her work there!
The quiet winter garden offers little in the way of floral color until the bashful wee hellebores sneak out their silken buds. With little fanfare, the leaves emerge in autumn as everything else fades away.
Two renowned dancers are coming to St. Louis. Antonio and Kirven Douthit-Boyd are retiring as principal dancers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to become co-artistic directors of dance at COCA.
So much beer news! In honor of their 23rd anniversary, the folks at Schlafly have unveiled a new brew, Imperial Topaz IPA. The beer was introduced at a pair of recent anniversary parties at The Schlafly Tap Room and The Schlafly Bottleworks.
This 6-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom home in Ladue is listed for $2.395 million.
As Kate Corbett sat with her husband while their son was in surgery, their discussion turned to how readily available medical resources were in St. Louis. To help make these resources available to others, Corbett founded the St. Louis office of the World Pediatric Project.
Anyone can do a candlelit dinner or a moonlit stroll, but if you truly want to wow your sweetie for Valentine’s Day, it will take some planning, so get started now. To help, here we present some of the area’s most elaborate romantic offerings to really sweep her off her feet!
The Missouri Wine and Grape Board has recognized Chef LOU ROOK III, exec chef at Annie Gunn’s in Chesterfield, as the 2014 Friend of the Industry for his support and dedication to the state’s wine industry. Rook was presented with the award at the 45th Annual Missouri Governor's Conference on Agriculture last month. Congrats, chef!
When interior designer Karen Pepper and her then-fiancé (now-husband), businessman Bill Jacoby, were looking for a home in 2013, they had one main criteria: It had to be a place where the whole family could hang out. Indeed, they found the ideal property that—with Karen’s talent and Bill’s carpenter skills—has turned into their dream home and a place where all children, immediate and extended family could gather.
Though Paisley Boutique still is relatively new to St. Louis, it already has gained a loyal following for its comfy basics, trendy tops and unique accessories and gifts.
Looking back, 2014 proved to be another banner vintage for the St. Louis culinary scene, which continues to grow and expand. Here are a select few of the events that helped shaped the year that was:
This 4-bedroom, 4 full- and 1 half-bathroom home in Town & Country is listed for $1.35 million.
With so many choices—and more wines being imported than ever—choosing a wine can be a gamble. Spending more may increase your chances of getting a superior sipper, but with a little guidance, both value and quality are well within reach.
As the old year comes to an end and we are on the cusps of ringing in the new, many of us may pause to reflect and perhaps consider our friends and family members. Of course, breaking bread often plays an important role at gatherings, and this year’s compilation of cookbooks offers pleasing propositions for entertaining, as well a quiet meal at home. Enjoy!
At her wedding at Walkers Bluff Wine Cave in Carterville, Illinois, Sarah Arseneau wore an Elizabeth Fillmore Bridal gown from Fleur de Lis Bridal Boutique.
This 6-bedroom, 7 full- and 2 half-bathroom home in Ladue is listed for $1.849 million.