Two legends in the St. Louis restaurant industry are building from their pasts to forge new paths forward.
We're only a few months into 2023, and it's already been quite a year for the St. Louis dining scene. Hotly anticipated restaurants have opened their doors to much acclaim, with more on the horizon as spring blooms into summer. We had barely closed the books on 2022 when this year's James Beard Foundation semifinalist nominations were announced, with several of our city's best and brightest receiving recognition.
The Gin Room is effervescent, awash in color that somehow pales in comparison to owner Natasha Bahrami – a light in the room and a force in the St. Louis restaurant industry as a whole. She fell in love with gin a decade ago, and since then, her commitment to pushing the category forward and educating the public has earned her a spot in 2023's James Beard Foundation Award nominations as a semifinalist for Outstanding Bar, a nationwide category.
From stuffing made from scratch to approachable natural wine, these five St. Louis culinary and bartending pros take us through their favorite holiday bakes and spirits.
We asked five metro area bartenders, bar managers and bar owners about what they have on the menu and what they like to drink at home.
Salve Osteria's menu is finely crafted, from drinks to dessert, with every ingredient lovingly prepared. This attention to detail and care for every aspect of guests' experience reflect the heart and personality of the of the team behind the restaurant.
It's back! Salve Osteria and The Gin Room return for another installment of "Salve Goes Brunch" – a brunch pop-up from chefs Pat Skiersch, Matt Wynn, and the Salve team. The holiday-themed menu will offer spins on classic dishes and whimsical cocktail pairings.
With humor and gratitude, Kyle Gillespie brings advanced bar skills to The Gin Room and Salve Osteria
Here, Gillespie talks mezcal shots, orange wine and what Cher and pickles have in common.
Ever wondered what a Coco Puffs-washed Negroni tastes like? Now's your chance to find out.
Led by local expert Natasha Bahrami, Ginworld focuses on educating everyone about the unique aspects of gin.
Salve Osteria is now offering a “harvest-centric” Italian, Spanish and Mediterranean-inspired menu on South Grand
The restaurant takes up the space formerly home to the beloved Cafe Natasha.
The Gin Room, Natasha Bahrami's acclaimed gin bar, will remain open alongside a new food concept.
Now, an inductee to the Gin Hall of Fame, Bahrami is continuing to be a champion of the spirit at home and around the world.
Not only is she the first American to be given the honor, but she is only one of nine with the title.
Local distilleries S.D. Strong Distilling Co., Pinckney Bend Distillery, Tom’s Town Distilling Co. and 1220 Artisan Spirits are embracing the trend.
The distillery opened in Beaufort, Missouri, in 2018.
Catch an Asian-inspired episode of Feast TV at this season's first Taste & See event, tour Maplewood's booming dining scene or celebrate gin at the 2nd Annual Gin Festival.
Increasingly, tonics are individually crafted by creative bartenders, artisanal producers, distilleries and even at home.
Wine dinners and tastings abound this weekend. Find the perfect vino to serve at your Thanksgiving Day table with help from Reeds American Table, or meet a Napa Valley winemaker at Chandler Hill. Prefer beer or spirits? Celebrate with Earthbound beer or go underground with Juniper at Four Roses.
This new craft cocktail concept is set to launch at the bar in Central Table on August 3, and will feature creations from bartenders across St. Louis.
The much-anticipated Reeds American Table is collaborating with the Gin Room for a new dinner series.
Natasha Bahrami's barrel-aged gin program operates out of The Gin Room, located in the front room of Café Natasha.
The bar offers a wide variety of gins – 70, by Bahrami’s count – stocked inside the slick, modern space.