Grand Tavern Chocolate Mousse

The chocolate-peanut butter mousse at Grand Tavern is topped with edible Rockette legs as an homage to the Radio City Music Hall dance line’s origin in the theater where Grand Tavern is now housed.

Theater fans are in for a treat: Grand Tavern has announced new pre-theater menus themed around each of the shows at the nearby Fabulous Fox.

Grand Tavern's rotating menu program will celebrate performances at the Fox during the 2019-2020 theater season. Each $42 prix fixe menu features three courses – consisting of a "first act," "second act" and a "finale" – and is themed around what show is happening at the time. Guests can add wine pairings to each course for $12. 

“These performances allow guests to step out of their reality and into those of each performer, so we have curated theatrical menus to make our guests feel like they are a part of the performance," executive chef Robert Cantu said in a release. "Each menu is unique and carries a special connection to the show.”

The menus kicked off with the "Hello, Dolly!" show, which ended Sunday. The next show and menu will be Jimmy Buffett's "Escape to Margaritaville," which features a taco salad to start, an opera torte to finish and as an entree, either jerk shrimp or, of course, a cheeseburger in paradise. The "Escape to Margaritaville" menu begins Oct. 18. 

Grand Tavern plans to keep the menus under wraps until showtime, but during "Wicked," diners can expect to see the Yellow Beet Road with roasted beets, local goat cheese, beet puree and poppy seed vinaigrette. The "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" menu's grand finale will be a blueberry tart with lemon curd and Chantilly creme. And for the first act on the "Cats" menu, guests will be served tomatoes, olives, capers and an artichoke tapenade, all presented in a tuna can. 

Each themed dinner will be available staring at 5pm while each show is in production at the Fabulous Fox. The dinners will run through the end of the theater season, ending with "Cats" on April 19. 

Grand Tavern by David Burke, 626 N. Grand Blvd. (inside the Angad Arts Hotel), Grand Center, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.405.3399, grandtavernstl.com

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