The final savory course was a bison filet topped with grated horseradish and served with a mash of sweet potato and parsnip. This was an understated dish, with the sweetness of the mash balancing the bite of the horseradish. Dessert was equally understated: a small piece of white cake topped with a ginger-Champagne chocolate ganache, gone in two or three bites.

Wine pairings are available for each course, though we opted for a bottle from the small list. Bottled beer is also available.

By virtue of Moore's approach, your meal will be different from mine. You won't know what you're eating until Moore brings you the first course. There are those of you who might find this approach to dining unappealing, in principle. Fair enough. Consider this your advance warning. (Also: At $48 per person, the tasting menu might not be for every budget.)

More to Harvest: Besides coffee and pastries, there's an exquisite tasting menu.
Jennifer Silverberg
More to Harvest: Besides coffee and pastries, there's an exquisite tasting menu.

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Local Harvest Cafe & Catering

3137 Morganford Road
St. Louis, MO 63116

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: St. Louis - Tower Grove

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Local Harvest Café & Catering
Vegan chili (cup)...$4
Morganford Mediterranean...$6.50
Tasting menu...$48
3137 Morganford Road; 314-772-8815.
Hours: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon., 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun.
(Dinner menu available 5-9 p.m. Tue.-Sat.)

But that very uncertainty is what excites me about Local Harvest Café's Saturday dinner. It's one alternative to the same restaurant template that, while it satisfies our appetites, only furthers a food system that grows increasingly unstable with each passing year.

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