Thursday, April 21, 2011
Restaurant Tidbits from Jim Fiala, Pi
By Ian Froeb
on Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 8:00 AM
was first to report that Matt Abeshouse
, formerly the executive chef at Franco
, has taken over the kitchen at Jim Fiala's The Crossing (7823 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-721-7375)
. If you want to check out Abeshouse's work and try some new wine, the Crossing will be hosting a wine dinner featuring Peay Vineyards
out of California's Sonoma Coast on Tuesday, May 10. The five-course meal, with wine pairings, is $100 per person.
- Meanwhile, Evan Benn of the Post-Dispatch
reported via Twitter that Jonathan Olson
, formerly of Erato on Main
in Edwardsville, Illinois, has taken charge of the kitchen at another Fiala spot, The Terrace View (808 Chestnut Street; 314-436-8855)
. For a look at Olson's philosophies in the kitchen, check out Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice Profile
of him from last year.
- Finally, you might know already that Pi
has had its Washington, D.C., food truck on the streets for a few months now. The Washington Post
has weighed in with a favorable review of Pi's truck
I'm nursing a high ankle sprain -- imagine me making a puppy-dog sad face, asking for your pity -- which means I'm currently housebound and just a skosh behind the curve. At any rate, lots of chef shuffling over the past few weeks, plus a cool tidbit from Washington, D.C.