Cielo Hosts Dessert & Cocktail Tasting to Benefit St. Louis Children's Hospital


       You can't argue with that view. | Laura Miller
  •        You can't argue with that view. | Laura Miller

If there are two things Gut Check loves, it's dessert and booze. Oh, and rooftops. Put those three together, and you've got Cielo's (999 North Second Street; 314-881-5800) A Taste of Summer event. The dessert and cocktail tasting on Thursday, August 15 will feature some of our favorite St. Louis pastry chefs and benefits the St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Guests will get an inside look at Cielo's pastry shop and the Gaja Wine room. Cielo's own Fabrizio Schenardi will be baking, as well as Nathaniel Reid from the Ritz-Carlton (100 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton; 314-863-6300), Simone Faure from La Patisserie Chouquette (1626 Tower Grove Avenue; 314-932-7935), Christy Augustin from Pint Size Bakery & Coffee (3825 Watson Road; 314-645-7142) and Anne Croy from Pastaria (7734 Forsyth Boulevard; 314-862-6603).

There will also be cocktails -- we named Cielo's martini the best in town in 2011 -- and of course, that beautiful view. A Taste of Summer is 6-9 p.m. at Cielo, on the eighth floor of the Four Seasons Hotel. There's complimentary valet parking, and tickets are $85 per person. Call 314-881-5759 to make your reservation.

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