This Halloween, take out the "trick" and simply have yourself a "treat" with dinner at Eleven Eleven Mississippi followed by the original silent film The Phantom of The Opera with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
Eleven Eleven Mississippi will help you kick off your grown-up Halloween with style. This well-loved restaurant delivers beautiful atmosphere and gorgeous flavors.
A must-have appetizer is the wild mushroom and gorgonzola arancini. Served four to a plate, these divine rice balls are super crispy on the outside; when you bite in, they simply melt in your mouth. Cilantro pesto adds perky freshness and a red pepper aïoli brings savory sweetness to this dish.
The star of the meal is potato-encrusted Alaskan halibut. This complex dish is layered with flavors. The halibut, wrapped like a gift in the thinnest slices of crisp potato, sits atop spaghetti squash and julienned vegetables. Underneath is a rich lobster-tarragon beurre blanc. A special treat is finding the huge piece of lobster claw meat.
Keep in mind that is Halloween. If you've been frightened away from Brussels sprouts, this is the place to give them a try. Eleven Eleven Mississippi's caramelized Brussels sprouts are a salty-sweet treat that will convert those who think they don't like this tiny, earthy, slightly sweet cabbage.
When it's time to say good-by to the lovely staff, make your way to Powell Hall. Originally built as a movie house, the hall will come alive as conductor Ward Stare guides the St. Louis Symphony through The Phantom of the Opera's original score while the silent film rolls.
Eleven Eleven Mississippi, 1111 Mississippi Ave., Lafayette Square, 314-241-9999, http://www.1111-m.com" target="_blank">1111-m.com
The Phantom of The Opera with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, October 28 & 29, Powell Hall, 718 N. Grand Ave., Grand Center, slso.org