The Top Ten Dishes of 2009 #3: Saturday Tasting Menu at Local Harvest Café & Catering



The morning of your meal, chef Clara Moore visits the market and from her purchases assembles your dinner. Mine took place on the first weekend of spring and fittingly paired glimmers of the light, verdant produce to come with hearty root vegetables. You won't know what you're eating until Moore brings you the first course. But that very uncertainty is what excites me about Local Harvest Café's Saturday dinner. It's one alternative to the same restaurant template that, while it satisfies our appetites, only furthers a food system that grows increasingly unstable with each passing year.

-- "Plant Power," April 2, 2009

Local Harvest Café & Catering
3137 Morganford Road
314-772-8815; website