Spirit of the Season Dinner
November 30, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden > Spink Pavilion
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Description

Celebrate the holidays with a special dinner featuring craft cocktails and original culinary creations from chefs Lisa Slay and Michael Shine.

$75 per person (includes admission to Garden Glow); reservations required: contact Catering St. Louis at (314) 961-7588, extension 265 or customerservice@cateringstlouis.com.


Guest speaker Rich Anders began in the beverage industry in the beer department of a retail store 31 years ago. In 1988, he started selling fine wines for a wholesale distributor. He transitioned to the supplier side in 1995 representing several wineries over the next few years. In 2004, he started working for a multi-national spirits company. By 2012, Rich started to create a distillery in Colorado and is currently Co-Owner of Black Forest Distilling Company. The goal was to take his insights from wine production and knowledge from his corporate spirits career, and incorporate them into his own spirits production. He also brokers products for A. Hardy Imports and other companies that utilize his industry knowledge and experience to help sell their spirits.


1st Course
Poached Lobster Kabob

Garden Floral Sparkler
Anders Craft Vodka/Jos. Cartron Elderflower Liqueur/
St Hilaire Brut French Sparkling Wine/Lemon Juice/Lemon Twist



2nd Course
Filipino Pork Belly Porchetta
tamarind, ginger, lemongrass, bay leaf

Spicy Asian Sour
Anders Craft Vodka/Jos. Cartron Ginger Liqueur/
Tamarind Simple Syrup/Lime Juice/Orange Wheel



3rd Course
Duck Breast
Cardamon and Cassis sauce, Wild Rice
*This item contains nuts

Santa’s Manhattan
A.Hardy VS Cognac/Jos. Cartron Double Creme de Cassis Liqueur
/Angostura Bitters/Cherry



4th Course
Cracker Jack Cake
Popcorn Ice Cream, Peanut Cake, Salted Caramel Sauce

Cafe Cacao Brûlot
A.Hardy VS Cognac/Jos. Cartron Cacao Liqueur/Spiced Coffee/Sweet Cream