Frankly, I am not a big fan of business travel by myself. First of all, it’s lonely on the plane and you don’t have anyone’s shoulder to nap on. :D Then there are the heavy luggage, laptop, and carry-on that I need help carrying. Oh and because I am almost blind at night, I really need a second pair of eyes to look for directions for me. The list goes on. I was so glad on this particular trip to St. Louis, I had Allen with me. Traveling with him is not only fun but also ‘light and easy’ if you know what I mean.
Days before our trip, I had researched online to find restaurants to try out. Not familiar with the area, some of the restaurants I found were quite a drive. Five Bistro was about a 1/2 hour drive. What I found interesting in St. Louis was that the restaurants were mostly in the residential area, usually on the corner. It almost looked like they just turned a house into a restaurant. The buildings/houses are built with red bricks which was a very different sight from the stucco homes I’m used to seeing. It felt kinda vintage and charming to me.
The interior was a contrast, decorated in modern art deco style. The white linens and fresh flowers on each table was very welcoming!
Five Bistro’s philosophy is to evoke your 5 senses (see, smell, taste, hear, and feel) during your dining experience. It also supports the local farms by using the locally grown and raise resource in its menu which changes daily. This is great because you probably wouldn’t be eating the same thing each time you come and will never get tired of it.
Second course – Crispy Pork Cake (Rissi Farm Potato Gratin, Claverach Farm Micro Greens & Red Wine Reduction). This was like crab cake except made with pork. It was surprising good with crispy outside and tender inside. It didn’t taste fatty which I was a little concerned with. The potato gratin was so creamy and delicious!
5100 Daggett Ave
St Louis, MO 63110