‘Of All The Places I Call Home,’ A Plant-Based Dinner Series in St. Louis
Two years ago, Sherrie Castellano began hosting pop-up dinners to share her love for preparing food. “I’ve always found joy and comfort cooking for others,” she says. The dinners were well-received, however she was interested in transitioning to something more consistent. Thus, she launched a plant-based dinner series titled “Of All The Places I Call Home,” which is held on the last Thursday of the month.
After graduating from college, Castellano’s adulthood became a tad bit itinerant. Originally from New York, she moved to Denver, where she lived for five years, then to Philadelphia, and later landed in St. Louis after a relocation prompted by her husband’s job. The title of the series reflects her Italian roots along with her movement throughout the United States (though she still does not feel completely rooted in the Midwest).
Held at Wild Carrot–a newly renovated event space previously known as Shaw Theater in the Shaw neighborhood that recently opened–the dinners include a four-course meal with the option to add on alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages and gratuity. Castellano sources all of the food for the series locally. To meet the demands of the dinners, there are two seatings each month, one at 5:30 p.m. and another at 7:30 p.m.
In addition, Castellano manages her blog With Food + Love, where she publishes creative vegetarian recipes such as cauliflower steaks and roasted-acorn squash, as well as shares experiences from her travels abroad to places such as Turin and Dublin.
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Photos by Sherrie Castellano.