This Week's Dish: Spring Is In the Air at Bixby's, New Menu Debuts At Juniper

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April 7: Spring is in the air, and Bixby’s is welcoming the warmer weather with some new seasonal items to enjoy with its great view of Forest Park from the second floor of the Missouri History Museum.

Photo courtesy of Bixby's

Photo courtesy of Bixby’s

Starters include tomato dill broth with diced veggies or one of two salads: the strawberry and rhubarb spinach salad or butter lettuce and asparagus. For shareables, find ethnic flavors with citrus hummus or curried potato samosa made with shredded phyllo, mint and pickled mango chutney. Strawberry and rhubarb also return in the form of a compote on a panini with brie, fresh apple and arugula. As for the entrees, try the house made lamb sausage or the grilled chicken lamb paillard with tomatoes, arugula, parmesan and balsamic reduction. And don’t forget a specialty drink like the rhubarb vanilla fizz or mint grapefruit-ade. 5700 Lindell Blvd., Forest Park, 314.361.7313

April 8: Juniper introduced its new menu last week. Some of what will likely be new popular favorites from chef Cassy Vires include items such as: dirty fried rice with radish salad and barrel aged soy; barbecue pork ribs with za’atar slaw; and salad of peas, arugula, duck ham and parmesan with peanut dressing. Fans of the fried chicken dinner plate may be sad to see it go—but fret not, you can still order chicken and waffles all the time, and the dinner plates will still be enjoyed as a part of the weekly Monday Meat & Three.  360 N. Boyle, Central West End, 314.329.7696

April 14: Join Central Table tomorrow evening as Tavolo Vigneto brings Italian importer Marco Zanichelli for a four-course wine dinner. Expect to taste fine wines alongside items such as panzanella salad, shrimp spaghetti, ginger crusted pork and olive oil cake with rosemary ice cream. This ticketed event is $65 per person F0r reservations, call 314.449.1600. 23 South Euclid Ave., 314.932.5595

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