by Nancy Stiles
You already know we love food. We also love wine. But did you know we love design? The three actually go pretty well together, and all next week they'll be combined in one delicious package. The best chefs in St. Louis are getting together for St. Louis' Food Wine Design event next week. And when we say best, we aren't exaggerating.
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Every night next week at Lumen, two big-name chefs will prepare a meal with wine and beer pairings with tabletops designed by notable St. Louis designers. It starts Monday with Mike Emerson from Pappy's Smokehouse and Josh Galliano from the Libertine. Tuesday night it's farm-to-fork with Jimmy Voss from Nathalie's and Anthony Devoti from Five Bistro, followed by a modern twist on classic Italian with Adam Gnau from Acero and Vince Bommarito from Tony's. On Thursday, enjoy French-Vietnamese fusion from Qui Tran at Mai Lee and Ny Vongsaly from Bar Les Freres. For the grand finale on Friday, John Perkins from Juniper is teaming up with Ivy Magruder of Gamlin Whiskey House.
Tickets for Monday through Thursday are $85 per person or $800 per table; on Friday it's $100 per person or $950 per table. Tickets won't be sold at the door, but you can get them here. Find more information and full menus here.
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