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Mystery Meet’s First STL Foray — The Block CWE

May 3, 2013

Well, this is embarrassing.  This post is quite overdue. Over three weeks ago, on April 9th, I had the pleasure of attending Mystery Meet‘s first St. Louis dinner.  What can I say…life thangs.  Believe me, the delay is in no way an indication of a lack of enthusiasm for the event.

As intrepid guests found out 24 hours before the dinner, the restaurant of choice was The Block’s new location in the Central West End.  I’m a big Block -WG fan, so the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with the newest addition to their restaurant family was a tremendous treat.  My fellow guests were delightful company and Marc del Pietro out-did himself with the courses he and his crew presented.  Although, note, the below menu isn’t really a reflection of the Block CWE’s current dinner menu–it was more a treat that we as Mystery Meet diners got to have. I do believe that #2 and #3 below (the latter-or some variation thereof-being available off the menu currently) were my very favorites.  But all of it was scrumptious.  And if you’re an urbanite, city-dweller who can’t bear to make the trek to Webster Groves, get thee to The Block in the Central West End.

Mystery Meet Course List

1. Grilled asparagus, local red romaine, grapefruit, aged asiago, spring garlic vinaigrette

2. Pan roasted butterfish, english peas, yellow wax beans, parsnip, fish fumet, pea shoots

3. Butcher’s plate, head cheese, chicken liver terrine, smoked duck ham, spicy mustard

4. Sous vide flank steak, braised shot rib & local radish salad, roasted leek & potato puree, bacon & sherry vinaigrette

5. Chocolate & bacon ice cream with pig candy (bacon almond brittle)




All said and done, it was a lovely evening.  Good food.  Good conversation.  New friends.  We damn near closed the place down (note below, taken sometime near 11pm on a Tuesday).  If you have the chance to attend a Mystery Meet dinner, I highly recommend.  Keep your eyes peeled.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    May 3, 2013 11:18 pm

    Thank you so much for the great article! Loved having the Mystery Meet group in! Great people & lots of fun.


  1. Mystery Meet Dinner: The Block in St. Louis

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