Gnocchi at The Dark Room

The Dark Room on Grand Boulevard in St. Louis has a new chef, Samantha Pretto, who joined recently from the Scottish Arms. One big way she’s put her stamp on the menu is with a weekly gnocchi program featuring fresh house made gnocchi with a variety of ingredients.

She hand rolls and hand cuts the thick, soft dough dumplings, mixing in featured ingredients. The 1″-2″ gnocchi pieces are pan-seared to the desired texture.

White Gnocchi

Among the ingredients she adds to her gnocchi are sweet potato, carrot, parsnip, spinach, and roasted red pepper. Chef Pretto (pictured below) then adds various butters, wine sauces and creams, topping it all with seasonal vegetables, artisan cheese and local greens.

Samantha Pretto

Dark Room wine and gnocchi

Along with gnocchi, The Dark Room’s food choices include appetizers (featuring charcuterie and cheeses) and an assortment of flatbreads. Also: Catalan meatballs, vegetable curry and desserts. To see The Dark Room’s menu, click HERE and scroll down through their extensive wine list. (The proper billing for the place is The Dark Room Wine Bar and Photo Gallery.)

The Dark Room is located at 615 North Grand Boulevard, between the Fox Theatre and Powell Hall. Call 314-531-3416.

Social links: Twitter: @TheDarkRoomSTL

Instagram: @TheDarkRoomSTL

Facebook: Facebook.com/TheDarkRoomSTL

 

 

 

Guest List for 3/31 Show

This Saturday, our guests are:

Evan Benn of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Stltoday.com. Evan is the “Hip Hops” writer, covering the craft beer beat.

Suzanne Corbett, food and travel writer, who is just back from the 2012 Pillsbury Bake-Off. (Click on the “Recipes” tab at top of page to check out the winner!)

Stephen Proctor from the Fabulous Fox Theatre. He will share details about the special Titanic dinner on the Fox stage on 4/14/12.

Sarah Newlon from the new Black Finn restaurant at the Galleria.

Listen Saturday, starting at 11:00 a.m. sharp, on 590-AM, The Fan, KFNS!