This Week's Dish: Juniper Adds New Hours, The Libertine's Josh Galliano to Cook at James Beard House
Feast magazine reports that Juniper is expanding its hours. Starting on Monday, Sept. 8, the Southern comfort-style eatery will be open on Mondays and Tuesdays in addition to their current Wednesday through Saturday hours. On Monday nights, the restaurant will serve family-style dinners in its new Monday Meat & 3 program, named for the traditional Southern family-run diner or cafeteria where diners choose a meat and three sides. They’ll update details on their Facebook page, so keep an eye out there. 360 N. Boyle Ave., Central West End, 314.520.6750
Josh Galliano, executive chef and co-owner of The Libertine, has been invited to prepare a five-course dinner at the James Beard House in New York City on Oct. 17. The event is themed “Along the Mighty Mississippi,” and will highlight the culinary traditions and ingredients found in cuisine along the Mississippi River. Galliano’s menu includes hors d’oeuvres like buffalo-style crispy pigs’ tails, johnnycakes with crayfish and watermelon pickles and bone marrow toasts with pickled oysters and beer jam. The five-course dinner includes Southern vegetables, Vadouvan-cured cobia, hay-roasted coppa, whole-roasted lamb and satsuma curd with persimmon sticky toffee pudding. Galliano was a 2014 semifinalist for the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Midwest.
Sauce Magazine reports that Nick Miller, former chef-owner of the recently closed Harvest, has been hired as executive chef for The Caramel Room at Bissinger’s. The Caramel Room is a private event space that will open Sept. 29 on the top floor of the chocolate company’s new Downtown location. The Caramel Room will be used for weddings, corporate events and other private parties. 1600 North Broadway, Downtown, 314.615.2480
Feast magazine reports that Great Harvest Bread Co. in St. Charles is for sale. Donna and Mike Thibodeau, who have owned the bakery for 15 years, are looking for new and interested buyers to keep the bakery, known for its fresh, whole-grain bread, open to the community. Great Harvest was originally founded in 1976 in Montana, and currently has more than 200 bakeries throughout the country. 3843 Mexico Rd., St. Charles, 636.939.4799