Art At The Table—Distilled Dinners at Panorama

Cool event Friday night, September 25, at Panorama at the St. Louis Art Museum!

Panorama pic

It begins with a tour of the galleries at 7:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m prepared by executive chef Ivy Magruder (pictured below) and his Panorama team.

Ivy on TV

Specialty cocktails from Pinckney Bend Distillery will be featured.

home_slider_cask_ginCost is 65/person plus tax and tip. Garage parking included. To make a reservation, call 314-655-5490.

Here’s the food and beverage menu:

Course 1
Soup and Salad
Mesclun Salad, with local goat cheese, maple-glazed pecans,
honeycrisp apples, and maple-Dijon vinaigrette

Chilled Corn Bisque

Keith’s Spiked Cider,
American Corn Whiskey

Course 2
Salt Cod Fritters with assorted aiolis
Smoked Three-Grain Vodka

Course 3
Rabbit Cacciatore with cracked black pepper pappardelle
Rested American Whiskey

Course 4
Gin and Tonic Cake
The Perfect Gin and Tonic

Saint Louis

Ivy In Charge

Ivy In Charge

Veteran St. Louis chef Ivy Magruder has taken control of the kitchen at Panorama, the restaurant that opened last summer in the St. Louis Art Museum.

Panorama pic

A new summer menu has just been announced which includes, among other items:

Fresh Summer Pea Soup
pistachio gremolata, crème fraîche, shoots

Summer Kale Salad
avocado, strawberries, toasted almonds and
lemon-chia seed vinaigrette

Pan Seared Golden Scallops
creamy-pea-basil risotto, sherry gastrique

Basque Chicken
summer bell peppers, artichoke hearts, fresh basil,
tomatoes, grilled crusty French bread

Grilled Beef Tenderloin
onion ring, Foyot sauce, summer-tomatoes,
spinach, roasted fingerling potato

Ivy on TV

Panorama is also kicking off a monthly dinner series on Wednesday, August 27. For each dinner Panorama will partner with a local winery or brewery. The first event will feature a prix fixe menu of items paired with Schlafly beers. Cost is $75 (which includes tax and gratuity). Call 314-655-5490 for reservations.

Panorama is open for lunch Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and for dinner on Fridays, 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday brunch is offered 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Click HERE to go to Panorama’s website.

Panorama at St. Louis Art Museum

I recently was invited to taste some of the food at Panorama, the new beautiful new dining area at the St. Louis Art Museum.

Panorama is located in the newly-opened east addition to the museum. Panorama has a huge picture window that looks to the north and offers great natural light during daytime hours.

The beef at Panorama is grass-fed from Rain Crow Ranch. The salmon is wild caught.

Thanks to the crew at Panorama and the Art Museum for great food and hospitality.

I interviewed Panorama’s chef Edward Farrow. Click on the link below to listen to our chat, which begins with a mention of his St. Louis connections:

Edward Farrow interview (5:54)

Here are pics of a few of the items sampled.

Pave of Quinoa and Avocado:


Skirt Steak:

Skirt steak



Chocolate Cherry “Pot de Créme”:

Pot de Créme

Panorama’s hours are:

Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sunday (brunch), 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Call 314-655-5490 for reservations.

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