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A Caffeine-Filled Journey

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Bixby’s and Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co. teamed up for a coffee-infused dinner on November 11, 2015, celebrating Missouri History Museum’s new coffee exhibit & coffee’s great history in St. Louis.

The communal dinner began with a cocktail reception, followed by a multi-course dinner and a curator-led tour of the exhibit. “Coffee: The World in Your Cup and St. Louis in Your Cup” runs through Jan. 3, 2016.

The menu included:

Starters: Coffee-cured duck “pastrami” with blackberry jam, micro arugula, rye toast; coffee-roasted vegetable “tartare”with ricotta and crostini; coffee-infused white BBQ with pork shoulder, edible flowers and sweet potato chip

First Course: Charred shrimp, grains, herbs, peppadew peppers, oregano, coffee-black olive puree

Second Course: Pear and parsnip bisque, coffee candied bacon, slow croutons, black pepper cream, thyme

Third Course: Coffee-braised short rib, pumpkin polenta, roasted Brussels sprouts, pepita gremolata, cascara caramel

Dessert: Coffee-infused goat cheese panna cotta, port-braised cherries, pistachio

Check out the photo highlights below. Photos by Sara Ketterer Photography.

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Bixby’s, Kaldi’s Team Up for Coffee-Infused Dinner

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Bixby’s, Kaldi’s Team Up for Coffee-Infused Dinner
By Feast Magazine

In celebration of a new coffee exhibit at the Missouri History Museum, Bixby’s and Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co. are teaming up for a coffee-infused dinner this Wednesday, Nov. 11.

“Visit Coffee: The World in Your Cup and St. Louis in Your Cup,” which kicked off in early October and runs through Jan. 3, 2016, explores the history of coffee, both globally and in St. Louis, and its life cycle from seed to cup.

A cocktail reception will begin at 6pm, followed by a multi-course dinner at 6:30pm and a curator-led tour of the exhibit.

The menu includes:

Starters: Coffee-cured duck “pastrami” with blackberry jam, micro arugula, rye toast; coffee-roasted vegetable “tartare”with ricotta and crostini; coffee-infused white BBQ with pork shoulder, edible flowers and sweet potato chip
First Course: Charred shrimp, grains, herbs, peppadew peppers, oregano, coffee-black olive puree
Second Course: Pear and parsnip bisque, coffee candied bacon, slow croutons, black pepper cream, thyme
Third Course: Coffee-braised short rib, pumpkin polenta, roasted Brussels sprouts, pepita gremolata, cascara caramel
Dessert: Coffee-infused goat cheese panna cotta, port-braised cherries, pistachio

Tickets are $70 for non-members & $60 for Missouri History Museum Members. Tickets can be purchased here.

Original article found HERE.

Review on Trip Advisor

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At Bixby’s we take pride in serving fresh, seasonal ingredients. And we love hearing from our guests about their experience at Bixby’s. Take a look below at a recent review posted on Trip Advisor:

Cool, Delicious Break on a Very Hot Day
Reviewed August 4, 2015
By Satisfaction7

What a great place for lunch on a scorchingly hot day in Forest Park. The cold cucumber soup and blood orange sodas were very refreshing, the view of the park is gorgeous, and the main dish arugula salad was large enough to share.

This restaurant is in the Missouri History Museum, which is a great visit in and of itself. We were going to eat lunch in the Art Museum restaurant, but they are closed on Mondays. This is a great choice instead. Take the trolley around the park to get from attraction to attraction, especially on those hot, steamy summer days when walking is brutal.

Celebrate A Walk in 1875 St. Louis at Bixby’s

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Join us at Bixby’s as we Celebrate A Walk in 1875 St. Louis with heavy hors d’oeuvres and a curator-led tour of the exhibit!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

$25 – MHM Members  |  $30 – Non-Members

As you map out your summer, consider joining us at Bixby’s to Celebrate A Walk in 1875! There’s perhaps no better way to enjoy this cartographic masterpiece than to do so after sampling cuisine & cocktails true to the late 1800’s in St. Louis.

6:00 pm – 7:15 pm: Cocktail reception in Bixby’s with heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar

7:15 pm – 8:00 pm: Curator-led tour of A Walk in 1875 St. Louis exhibit.

Purchase your tickets for this event here. Find out more about the exhibit on the Missouri History Museum webpage.

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Join Us for a Special Breakfast Buffet on Independence Day!

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Join us for a special breakfast buffet on Independence Day! In conjunction with the 35th annual Fair Saint Louis, Bixby’s will host a breakfast buffet on Saturday, July 4th 7:30AM to 10:00AM. Celebrate with fantastic sweet & savory brunch items, free parking, air conditioning & clean surroundings.

Adults: $19.50    |    Children: $14.00

Reservations required. Call 314.367.9523 to reserve your seats for Independence Day breakfast today!

Afterwards, head to Fair Saint Louis, America’s biggest birthday party in Forest Park, for family-friendly festivities! To see the full lineup of concerts & running events, visit Fair Saint Louis’ website at fairsaintlouis.org. To find detailed maps & parking plans, check Fair Saint Louis’ website for information.

 

Bixby’s holiday hours for Independence Day weekend:

June 30-July 3: Regular Lunch Hours 11am-2pm

July 4: VP Brunch 7am-10am  |  Express 10am-2pm

July 5: Regular Brunch Hours 10am-2pm

Try Our Twist on an Indian Classic: Curried Potato Samosa

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Try Our Twist on an Indian Classic: Curried Potato Samosa

At Bixby’s, our chefs strive to offer creative cuisine using fresh, local ingredients. Chef Corey Ellsworth, Bixby’s Executive Chef, was inspired by his wife’s country of origin – India – to create an iconic Indian classic with a unique twist. The Curried Potato Samosa, served as a shareable dish on Bixby’s Spring lunch menu, is a visual piece of edible art. It features shredded phyllo, mint & pickled mango chutney. Try your hand at Chef Ellsworth’s samosa by following the recipe below!

Watch Chef Ellsworth’s KPLR TV spot as he prepares samosas and other dishes that reflect current food trends and changing palates: http://kplr11.com/2015/05/26/visit-bixbys-at-the-missouri-history-museum/

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Curried Potato Samosa

Yield: 12 samosas

1 tablespoon curry powder

2 tablespoons coriander seed

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (sub: red pepper flakes)

4 potatoes

1 whole yellow onion (finely chopped)

1/2 cup frozen peas

1/2 cup tomatoes

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1. Peel and dice potatoes. Steam and boil until tender.

2. Chop onion and sautee in skillet in 2 tablespoons of oil for about 10 minutes or until translucent in color.

3. Add all spices (curry, turmeric, coriander, cayenne, cumin) to skillet. Once onions are coated, turn off heat.

4. Add peas and tomatoes.

5. When potatoes are tender, smash or pulse in food processor until smooth but a few chunks are left.

6. Stir in onion mixture and let cool.

7. Once cooled, scoop 1-2 tablespoons of mixture into phyllo dough. Roll it up so none of the filling is showing.

8. Fry in pan with 3-4 tablespoons of oil until both sides are browned.

9. Place in oven at 400 degrees and bake for 5-8 minutes.

Reserve Your Seat for Communal Dining At Shakespeare Festival

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Dine in a unique setting while watching this year’s performance Antony & Cleopatra, directed by Mike Donahue, written by the one and only, William Shakespeare.

This year, Bixby’s is pleased to partner with Shakespeare Festival to offer an intimate & elegant Communal Dining experience on May 28, 29 and June 4, 5, 11 & 12, with an all new menu! The $50 cost per person includes a three-course meal and a reserved seat for the evening’s performance. To make your reservation, please click here or visit their website at: http://www.sfstl.com/in-the-park/communal-dining/.

Our Communal Dining menu will include: Summer Green Salad, Grilled Turkey Medallions, Ricotta Pound Cake & more! A cash bar will be available.

 

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Caraway Coleslaw Recipe

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This summer, impress friends and family with Caraway Coleslaw, Bixby’s unique twist on a classic favorite!

 

Caraway Coleslaw

Yield: 6-8 serving

Ingredients:

½ cup mayonnaise

1/3 cup sour cream

¼ cup cider vinegar

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon dry mustard

2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon toasted caraway seed

6 cups green cabbage, shredded

2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced

 

Directions:

  1. Whisk together first six ingredients to make dressing.
  2. Combine dressing with shredded cabbage and thinly sliced red pepper.
  3. Mix well to combine and taste for seasoning; add salt, pepper, or more sugar if desired.

This Week’s Dish: Spring Is In The Air At Bixby’s

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This Week’s Dish: Spring Is In The Air At Bixby’s

April 13, 2015

By Katlyn Mocada

April 7: Spring is in the air, and Bixby’s is welcoming the warmer weather with some new seasonal items to enjoy with its great view of Forest Park from the second floor of the Missouri History Museum.

Starters include tomato dill broth with diced veggies or one of two salads: the strawberry and rhubarb spinach salad or butter lettuce and asparagus. For shareables, find ethnic flavors with citrus hummus or curried potato samosa made with shredded phyllo, mint and pickled mango chutney. Strawberry and rhubarb also return in the form of a compote on a panini with brie, fresh apple and arugula. As for the entrees, try the house made lamb sausage or the grilled chicken lamb paillard with tomatoes, arugula, parmesan and balsamic reduction. And don’t forget a specialty drink like the rhubarb vanilla fizz or mint grapefruit-ade. 5700 Lindell Blvd., Forest Park, 314.361.7313

Read the rest of the article here.

House Made Lamb Sausage Photo by Cassandra Lu

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Photo by Cassandra Lu

CAT’S PICKS: Pop-Up Dinners + Valentine’s Day Options

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Original article and video can be found on Feast.

CAT’S PICKS: Pop-Up Dinners from Kitchen Kulture + Valentine’s Day Options

By Feast Staff

February 11, 2015

This week, Cat chats with McGraw Milhaven and KSDK anchor Kelly Jackson about pop-up dinners from Kitchen Kulture and a few picks for Valentine’s Day.

First, Kitchen Kulture is a prepared foods stand at the Tower Grove Farmers Market that started as a business making T-shirts for chefs and other people in the culinary industry. Now, they also do catering and pop-ups, including Asian-inspired dinners on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Local Harvest Cafe.

“The food is awesome – I had every single thing on the menu last night,” Cat says during the segment. “They have this wonderful hot and sour soup that’s really rich with a lot of mushrooms, some fried MOFU tofu and coddled egg. They have a citrus salad that is wintery with lots of winter greens, grapefruit and everything in it is organic.”

The menu changes each week, but other offerings this week include bacon dumplings with shaved Brussels sprouts and a ginger beef dish on top of rice noodles. Many of the dishes include fresh, locally made MOFU tofu.

Next, Cat shares a few options for dining out in St. Louis this Valentine’s Day. First, Panorama at the Saint Louis Art Museum is hosting “aphrodisiac dinners” with dishes from chef Ivy Magruder. The restaurant also serves brunch, so you can grab a bite and then stroll around the museum with your sweetheart. Bixby’s at the Missouri History Museum is doing “sweetheart lunches,” and the restaurant offers breathtaking views of Forest Park.

Kitchen Kulture at Local Harvest Cafe, 3137 Morgan Ford Rd., Tower Grove, St. Louis, Missouri, kitchenkulture.co

Panorama at the Saint Louis Art Museum, One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.655.5490, slam.org

Bixby’s, Missouri History Museum, 2nd floor, Lindell and DeBaliviere, Forest Park, 314.361.7313, bixbys-mohistory.com