When you head to The Order inside Springfield's Hotel Vandivort, you are practically guaranteed a good meal. Not only is the menu seasonal, but the restaurant works with a list of local producers in order to use the freshest pork, goat cheese, mushrooms, chocolates, vegetables and more. If you're looking for a comforting dish at the end of a long week, we recommend the housemade gnocchi.
The Order's gnocchi is served with a brown butter sauce and roasted vegetables and topped off with whipped ricotta, fried sage and Aleppo pepper. This dish is vegetarian, but even meat-lovers will be impressed with the fall flavors and creaminess that the ricotta lends to the plate.
For those who prefer something with more protein, the filet and herb-roasted chicken are also popular choices at the restaurant. Both dishes still incorporate local, seasonal ingredients, so you are guaranteed to get a little bit of Missouri autumn on your plate. And make sure to pick up a to-go cocktail, too; the smoked Old Fashioned is a classic, but the Dear Jessica, made with vodka, Irish cream, espresso, pumpkin spice syrup and cream, takes like fall in a cup.
The Order is offering its menu for carryout and in-room service in the hotel.
The Order (located inside Hotel Vandivort), 305 E. Walnut St., Springfield, Missouri, 417.851.5299, theordersgf.com