The relocated and reimagined Taste
-- formerly Taste by Niche
-- will open at 5 p.m. tomorrow, March 11, at 4584 Laclede Avenue in the Central West End. Taste strongly encourages that you have a reservation (for any evening, not just the opening), which you can make at 314-361-1200.
Taste is the first restaurant for 24-year-old Adam Altnether
. (Taste by Niche founder Gerard Craft
remains an investor.) Mixologist extraordinaire Ted Kilgore
remains behind the bar. My colleague Aimee Levitt attended a sneak preview of Taste's new food and drink menu
...it is extremely heavy on swine. Which is by no means a bad thing.
There's candied bacon, bacon deviled eggs, pork fries (strips of pork
breaded and fried), a pork burger and a particularly luscious cut of
pork belly served over white beans. Not to mention the famed pigwiches:
bacon crème sandwiched between two pig-shaped chocolate wafers.
Taste will be open 5 p.m.-1 a.m. daily. You can view the full food and drink menu at Taste's new website