This Week's Dish: Pop-Ups At Chaumette And Five Bistro, ITAP Chesterfield Celebrates 5th Anniversary

By Molly Rippinger
In Food

Two St. Louis chefs – Adam Lambay of Chaumette Winery and Anthony Devoti of Five Bistro – are getting into the pop-up game this winter. On Saturday nights during February and March, guests at the winery will have the option to dine in the Barrel Room, which will be transformed into Lambay’s India at Chaumette.

Image courtesy of Chaumette Winery

Image courtesy of Chaumette Winery

The first generation Indian0American chef will offer the flavors of his homeland in classic curries, such as chicken tikka masala and dhal makini, that are served with traditional sides. Dinner is $20 per guest and space is limited. 24345 State Route WW, Ste. Genevieve, 573.747.1000.

As Sauce Magazine reported, Devoti is currently working on separating a 600-foot space inside Five Bistro for his new, rotating restaurant concept. The 20-seat dining room is set to open after Valentine’s Day under the name Mon Petit Chou and will offer guests French bistro fare for about eight to 10 weeks until Devoti swaps in a different concept. Dinner will be about $45 with two reservation-only seatings each night. 5100 Daggett Ave., The Hill, 314.773.5553.  

Sister restaurants Scape American Bistro and Crepes Etc. will begin serving coffee from local roaster Kaldi’s next month. The Maryland Plaza mainstays will be swapping out the Italian import Illy for a Kaldi’s espresso machine and brewing station. Executive Chef Eric Kelly along with pastry chef Colleen Johnston and newcomer Julie Weldele (from The Ritz-Carlton) plan on pairing desserts with seasonal coffee creations, though the team has yet to release any specific pairings. 48 and 52 Maryland Plaza, The Central West End, 314.361.7227 or 314.367.2200.

This Sunday swing by the International Tap House in Chesterfield to kick off their week-long 5th anniversary celebration. The bar famous for boasting international brews began back in 2009 when co-owners Brad Lobdell and Sean Conroy saw a need for a craft-focused bar in the St. Louis region. Beginning at 3pm on Sunday, iTAP will host a potluck and bottle share where guests are welcomed to bring their favorite home brew and Super Bowl snack to enjoy. Other events throughout the week include visits from Bell’s Brewery, Perennial Artisan Ales and Boulevard Brewing along with fresh kegs filled with local favorites like 2nd Shift LSD with Blue Print Coffee and a special IPA from 4 Hands. A full listing of the week’s events can be found on iTAP’s website161 Long Rd., Chesterfield, 636.537.8787. 

Also on Sunday, consider watching the big game at Prasino in St. Charles and enjoy unlimited access to draft beer and special small plates. The fare will include a variety of tacos, flatbreads, wings and sandwiches while plenty of flatscreen TVs will ensure everyone catches all of the big plays. The event starts at 5pm and costs $50 per person. Call for reservations. 1520 S. 5th St., St. Charles, 636.277.0202.

And while the Super Bowl will mark the end of the NFL season, it also means that this week is the last chance to participate in the Kick Hunger Challenge supported by Niche and the St. Louis Rams. A $10 donation provides 80 meals to the St. Louis Area Foodbank and would also help Kick Hunger Challenge reach their goal to give 2.4 million meals throughout all 32 NFL cities.

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