Little Country Gentleman Opens September 18

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Little Country Gentleman staff, including Mike Randolph (second from left), work on a dish. - MABEL SUEN
  • Mabel Suen
  • Little Country Gentleman staff, including Mike Randolph (second from left), work on a dish.

Little Country Gentleman (8135 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314-725-0719), the new Midwestern tasting-menu concept from Mike Randolph, will open on Tuesday, September 18, according to the restaurant's Twitter feed.

Randolph's new venture replaces MEDIAnoche as the restaurant-inside-the-restaurant at his breakfast-centric Half & Half. You can make reservations by calling 314-725-0719 or visiting the Little Country Gentleman website.

Want a sneak peek of what Little Country Gentleman will be like? Mabel Suen attended a preview event for Gut Check last week.

The kitchen previewed three plates that Randolph refers to as "refined comfort food": seared walleye with vanilla parsnip puree, lemon gel, orange, pea tendrils; pork mix grill, Barbecue shoulder with belly "chop" house-made sausage, tenderloin, carrot puree, pickled carrot and grilled romaine; and heirloom tomato and compressed watermelon salad with goat milk yogurt, citrus, pine nut powder and cinnamon basil.

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