THE FEED: Truffles Chef Says Restaurant’s New Lunch Menu Features “Greatest Hits”

2012-07-17T16:13:00Z 2014-09-16T13:32:54Z THE FEED: Truffles Chef Says Restaurant’s New Lunch Menu Features “Greatest Hits”Kristin Brashares | | Feast Magazine | Inspired Local Food Culture/Midwest

Truffles Restaurant in Ladue is now serving lunch Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 2pm featuring chef Brandon Benack’s seasonal menu.

“Our first lunch menu is a collection of Truffles’ and my own ‘greatest hits,’” Benack says. “Every dish on the menu is one of our favorites. Coming from a big Italian family, food has always been a big part of my life. Food brought us together. If you don’t have fun creating a dish, you won’t have fun eating it.”

Menu items are based on Benack’s modern American menu and influenced by the Southern tastes he acquired during his time in Hilton Head in South Carolina and Emeril Lagasse’s Creole restaurant in New Orleans.

The lunch menu features Truffles’ Soon to be Famous French Onion Soup, served with mini Gruyère grilled-cheese sandwiches; Benack’s flavorful twist on the traditional wedge salad; and his New Orleans BBQ Shrimp, grilled up with Schlafly Pale Ale, rosemary and toasted bread. For those with a bigger appetite, Truffles’ offers an array of generously portioned sandwiches, such as the Truffles Burger, made with freshly ground prime beef.

View the full lunch menu at

Truffles, 9202 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.567.9100,

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