Balaban's (1772 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield; 636-449-6700) is, of course, known for its wines, so it's pretty exciting when chef D. Scott Phillips creates a menu around the pairings. Often for wine dinners, the distributor comes in with the wines and the chef is forced to pair as best he can. For dinners like the one last weekend, which features Caymus Vinyeards wines, Phillips has a large selection of wines and can create something that is a true pairing. Warning: Delicious photos ahead.
The next dinner will feature Pahlmayer wines with a five course meal pairing. It's January 25, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $110 per person, and they're available here.
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