by Mabel Suen
Let someone else do the cooking for you over the next few days. Enjoy a special dinner prepared by a competent chef at spots like the Kitchen Conservatory, or get the full package of food plus entertainment over murder mysteries, variety shows and even glassblowing. Don't forget to enjoy Irish fare while it's plentiful, too. Read on for a few suggestions on where to eat this weekend.
Friday (Mar. 15):
Passover Menu Tasting @ Whole Foods Market Galleria Sample Whole Foods' Passover entree, wine and dessert selections over live in-store music from klezmer musician Will Soll. Free. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Third Friday Open House @ Third Degree Glass Factory Sip on an "Irish apple" cocktail featuring Jameson, apple Schnapps and ginger ale, grab bites from Pi on the Spot and Sarah's Cupcake food trucks and enjoy live glassblowing as well as performances from Modern American Dance Company. Admission is free. 6 to 10 p.m.
Around the World Wine Dinner @ Missouri Botanical Garden This Rome-themed meal comes with accompanying wine pairings. Courses include beef carpaccio pizza with chive pesto and truffle oil and grilled rosemary lamb chops. $58 per person. Call 314-577-0200 for reservations. 6:30 p.m.
Murder in Maybury @ Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn Watch a comedy-mystery dinner over a multi-course meal that includes soup, salad, chicken entree with vegetable sides, dessert, coffee and tea. Each seat costs $48.95. Call 314-663-8024 for reservations. Every Friday and Saturday night through April 27th at 7 p.m.
The Pin Up Revue Supper Show @ The Jumpin' Jupiter Enjoy a variety show over dinner. A la carte entree offerings start with rolls and house caeser salad and include beef tenderloin, hollandaise chicken, gulf-style tilapia and falafel. Tickets for the show cost $15 per person. Dinner cost is separate. 8 p.m.
Saturday (Mar. 16):
St. Patrick's Day Wine Tasting @ Saint Louis Cellars Sample wines selected by Saint Louis Cellars and Major Brands. Free. Noon to 4 p.m.
Weekend Dinner Party: Pan Roasted Sea Bass @ Kitchen Conservatory Kitchen Conservatory staff prepares a dinner party for guests to enjoy in this demonstration-based class. Watch as they prepare roasted sea bass with heirloom potatoes and mushroom-celery broth and braised fennel. $50 per person - register online through the Kitchen Conservatory website. 6:30 to 9 p.m.
St. Pat's Pre-Parades Breakfast and Dining Specials @ Eclipse Breakfast and dinner specials include Irish soda bread French toast, Guinness stew and Bailey's cupcakes. The special menu lasts from Saturday, March 16, through Sunday, March 17.
Sunday (Mar. 17):
Irish Brunch @ Bixby's Look for traditional Irish menu items like soda bread and corned beef and cabbage, along with an assortment of desserts and champagne. The cost is $24.75 per adult, $13.50 for children 12-and-under, and free for children three and under. Call 314-575-5658 for reservations. For some extra shades of shamrock in your Sunday, chip in an extra $5 for a glass of beer to go with your meal. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
St. Patrick's Day @ Llewelyn's Pub Chow down on corned beef and cabbage specials over Irish drinks and music. Available at all Llwelyn's locations.