by Mabel Suen
At Iron Fork, we hope you ate all of the foods. Keep up the chowin' momentum this weekend. Get a French lunch prepared for you at the Kitchen Conservatory on Friday, pair wine with bocce thanks to Randall's on Saturday and choose from a wide variety of Easter brunch options on Sunday. Follow the bunny jump for our recommendations.
Friday (Mar. 29):
The Frenchman and a Leisurely Lunch @ Kitchen Conservatory Chef Jean-Pierre Augé prepares a tasty French lunch of pike quenelles with curry sauce, sauté of lamb with spring vegetables on French lentils, and orange Curaçao mousse with strawberries in a meringue nest Monte Carlo in this demonstration class. $45 per person. Register online via the Kitchen Conservatory website.
Mussels & Scallops Festival @ Broadway Oyster Bar BOB reopens after kitchen renovations with a special fest featuring an a la carte menu that includes items like mussels Thai curry, blackened scallops over lobster risotto and more.
Saturday (Mar. 30):
Winter Farmers Market @ Schlafly Bottleworks It's not quite farmers market season yet, so get the best of current homegrown and artisan offerings indoors while you can. The Bottleworks bar serves a brunch menu from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. for hungry shoppers. Admission is free. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Richard Blais Book Signing @ The Restaurant at the Cheshire Top Chef: All-Stars victor Richard Blais brings his new cookbook, Try This At Home to town with a cooking demonstration, tasting and signing. Tickets cost $35 and include a copy of the book. Order your ticket online through The Market at the Cheshire's website. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Healthy Eating Store Tour @ Whole Foods Market - Town and Country Get a store tour and some pro tips on healthy eating options, just in case that New Year's Resolution didn't, uh, go exactly as planned thus far this year. Free -- register online via the Whole Foods Market website. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Bacchus & Bocce Bunny Edition @ Italia-America Bocce Club Randall's Wine and Spirits and the local Bocce Club partner for a fun-filled evening featuring more than twenty-five wines, a book signing by Chef Lou Rook of Annie Gunn's and, of course, bocce. Admission is $10 and includes all of the above. 7 p.m.
Sunday (Mar. 31):
Two course Easter brunch @ Big Sky Cafe Choose from options like brioche french toast points with Frangelico whipped cream, a salmon burger, and blueberry pancakes -- two courses for $17. Call 314-962-5757 for reservations. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Easter brunch buffet @ The Coronado Ballroom 80 food options make up several stations including waffles, omelets, seafood and meat carving. $52 for adults (including a mimosa), $22 for children (including a visit from the Easter bunny). 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Easter brunch buffets @ Four Seasons Hotel On the sixth floor ballroom, chow on freshly prepared omelets, Cielo-style paninis, assorted mini desserts and more in a buffet featuring around 50 items. The cost is $58 per adult, $20 per child ages five to 12 and admission is free for children four-years-old and younger. Cielo on the eighth floor outdoes that spread with a 75 item selection that throws the likes of oysters, crab claws and Chef Fabrizio's gelato cart into the mix. The cost is $78 per adult, $25 per child ages five to 12 and free for children four-years-old and younger. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Easter brunch buffet @ Russo's Choose from hand carved meats, eggs benedict, gourmet pastas, salads, desserts and more. $24.95 for adults, $10.95 for kids ages 7 to 12, and free for kids six and under. Make reservations via Russo's website. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.