Melting Pot Fundraiser for Autism

On Monday, April 28, The Melting Pot of Town and Country, is hosting a “fondue-raiser” for Missouri Families for Effective Autism Treatment (MO-FEAT).

For this benefit event, 100 percent of proceeds raised will go to MO-FEAT.

Karen Barnett is co-owner of the T & C Melting Pot and the parent of a child with autism.

The 4-course dinner will include a cheese fondue opener, a fresh salad, a “succulent entrée with fresh vegetables,” and a chocolate fondue dessert. Cost is $65/person and that includes your tip.

A cash bar will be available. Silent auction and raffle items will help raise more money.

First seating on 4/28 will be at 5:00 p.m. Make reservations by calling 636-207-6358. For more info, click HERE.






Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant

Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant is new in West County at Town and Country Crossing. That’s the center on Clayton Road, just west of 141, that has Whole Foods.

CH entrance

Yes, it’s a winery. No, they don’t make wine in West County, but they sell it. In fact, the first thing you see when you walk in is their wine store.

CH Store

The wines Cooper’s Hawk sells in the store are made at their winery in suburban Chicago. (Grapes are sourced from all over.) But, first let’s go inside the restaurant.

CH Dining AreaDecor is modern, with wood, stone and lots of earth tones. It’s bright in the daytime, thanks to windows all around. I like the way they use the wine bottles as part of their room divider.

photo-238Cooper’s Hawk has a beautiful bar (shown below) which offers a decent selection of beer and cocktails, as well as wine.


I enjoyed a glass of Lux Meritage Red from their wine menu.

Wine glass

From the Beef and Pork portion of the dining menu, I had the New York Strip (shown below) with Betty’s Potatoes and mixed veggies. (Sorry, but I cut off a bite of the steak before I snapped the pic. Hungry!)

CH steak

Cooper’s Hawk also has a Winemaker’s Barrel Reserve red wine that skips the bottle and goes straight from the barrel (shown below) to your glass.

CH barrel

As you leave, you pass through the store again. If you enjoyed the bottle of wine you had with lunch or dinner, you can buy a bottle or three of that very wine to take home with you—at a lower price than you paid in the restaurant.

Cooper’s Hawk in Town and County is, by my count, their 13th winery/restaurant. It’s a clever concept, in a beautiful space. And it adds to the ever growing list of better restaurants in the county. Click HERE to go to the Cooper’s Hawk website.