The real action in St. Louis is in the neighborhoods – far
from the Arch and tidy downtown.
the most interesting areas is the Central West End.
We explored one small corner. First, we found
a great bookstore – Left Bank Books.
has a resident cat, interesting selection and a knowledgeable staff.
Then we went to TheTavern
It’s a hip, casual place with
exposed brick, pressed tin ceiling and sidewalk seating.
They started us with the house rolls, which
were hot, delicious and topped with parmesan.
Then, we each had a strawberry gazpacho. It was beautiful and topped with edible
flowers. I make strawberry gazpacho at
home and theirs was much better than mine!
I had the trio of filets,
which were three small filets with different finishes.
My favorite sat on a bed of grilled corn.
I didn’t include a picture because beef
doesn’t photograph very well, IMHO.
Tavern’s fish selections are ahi, mahi mahi, salmon, scallops or shrimp.
You then choose how to want the seafood
cooked – sesame seared, parmesan crusted, peanut crusted, Chinese sizzling soy
or squid ink linguini.
My friends were
very happy with their fish.
|Strawberry gazpacho with flowers|
|Salmon with prawns|
|Salmon parmesan crusted|
The dessert menu looks intriguing, but we were literally
across the street from Jeni’s
Jeni’s has some interesting recipes such as Wildberry Lavender, Riesling
Poached Pear Sorbet, and lots more.
were all so exciting.
You can get half
scoops so you can load up on different flavors.
I think it was the best ice cream I’ve ever had.
I wanted to try all the flavors, but that
will have to wait for my next trip to St. Louis.
|Wildberry Lavender + Goat Cheese Cherry|
Such interesting ice-cream flavors!ReplyDelete