Adam Altnether

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    January 7, 2014

    Niche's Adam Altnether Named in Forbes' 30 Under 30

    It's no secret that Niche (7734 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-773-7755) is a good restaurant. Like, a really good restaurant. Owner Gerard Craft usually gets the press, but this time it's his chef and Niche co-owner Adam Altnether. Forbes magazine has named him in its 30 under 30 list. He and Craf ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    Niche offers Pastaria R&D, a Trip Through Italian Cuisine on Monday Evenings

    Niche (7734 Forsyth Boulevard; 314-773-7755) needs no introduction. It's only the best restaurant in St. Louis. Starting July 1, chefs Gerard Craft and Adam Altnether will offer a 5-course menu of Italian antipasti and pasta dishes every Monday evening. This Summer event, dubbed Pastaria R&D, refle ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013
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    April 18, 2013
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    April 16, 2013

    Brian Moxey Journeys from Starry-Eyed Young New York City Cook to Executive Chef of St. Louis' Hottest Restaurant

    This is part one of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Brian Moxey of Pastaria. Part two, a Q&A with Moxey, will be published Wednesday. Part three, a recipe from Moxey, will be available on Thursday. A chef can't hide at Pastaria (7734 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-6603). Not only is its k ... More >>

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    March 12, 2013

    Pastaria's Italian Ramen: One of 100 St. Louis Dishes You Must Eat Right Now

    The Gut Check One Hundred is our accounting of the 100 dishes in St. Louis that you must eat right now. These are the best dishes at the newest restaurants and the newest dishes at the best restaurants. These are the 100 dishes that define St. Louis dining in 2013. Our list culminates this fall when ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    Tasting Menus in St. Louis Might Stretch Your Budget, But They Won't Beach a Whale

    Our friends at Eater are celebrating "Whale Week," a tribute to high-spending diners -- or whales, as they're known in industry-speak. As part of the festivities, Eater ranked the fourteen most expensive tasting menus in America. The cheapest ("cheapest") tasting menu on the list is at Daniel in New ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012
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    December 4, 2012

    Review Preview: Pastaria

    This week I visit the latest venture from Gerard Craft, along with executive chef Adam Altnether and executive sous chef Brian Moxey: Pastaria (7734 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-6603).

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    September 27, 2012

    First Look: Pastaria

    "Sorta close to Italy" is the legend on the back of the the staff shirts at Pastaria (7734 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-6603). Indeed, the newest addition to chef Gerard Craft's portfolio is a far cry from the Italian countryside. Modern touches such as floor-to-ceiling glass cover the entire ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    Eat Me in St. Louis: Ten Splurge Restaurants for March Madness Visitors

    Hello, fans of North Carolina, North Carolina State, Kansas and Ohio, and welcome to St. Louis for the -- deep breath -- 2012 NCAA Division One Men's Basketball Championship Midwest Regionals! You've come all the way to St. Louis to watch your beloved team fight for a berth in the Final Four. Why n ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    The Nine Best Tapas/Small Plates Restaurants in St. Louis

    Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this Gut Check series, we are chewing our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. To see hundreds more winners and finalists a ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    December 26, 2011

    Top Ten Dishes 2011 #6: House-Cured Prosciutto at Taste

    I'm counting down my ten favorite dishes from the restaurants that I reviewed in 2011. The top dish will be revealed on Tuesday, December 27, and look for a slideshow featuring most of the winners on Wednesday, December 28.​A one-off summer special that captures the essence of Gerard Craft and Ada ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Food & Wine Names Taste One of 50 Best Bars

    Laura Ann MillerInside Taste, one of America's best bars​In a slideshow posted this week, Food & Wine magazine named Taste (4584 Laclede Avenue; 314-361-1200) one of the 50 best bars in America. A brief blurb does manage to mention "local hero" mixologist Ted Kilgore and of the dishes from che ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Taste Wood Fired Fare Changes Name

    Eagle-eyed (and apparently omnipresent) George Mahe of St. Louis Magazine reports that Taste Wood Fired Fare (1201 Strassner Drive, Brentwood; 314-644-2772) has changed its name to TwinOak Wood Fired Fare.Casey Friedrichs, who owns the restaurant with his twin brother, Curt, confirms the change to G ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Slow Down with Feast in the Field

    Claverach Farm & VineyardsClaverach's barn​Tomorrow, tickets go on sale for Slow Food St. Louis' annual Feast in the Field event scheduled for June 26. The event, formerly held at Prairie Grass Farm in New Florence, moves this year to Claverach Farm & Vineyards (570 Lewis Road, Eureka; 636 ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011
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    June 8, 2011

    Stressed? Hungry? Consider Meat Therapy

    Image via​This week's review of Taste begins with praise for the prosciutto that chef Adam Altnether cured over the past fifteen months. A few weeks ago, I went into a deep reverie over lunch at salumeria Salume Beddu. What could have made either experience even better?How about a relaxing spa ses ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Review Preview: Taste

    ​This week, I visit Taste (4584 Laclede Avenue, 314-361-1200) to see how the restaurant once known (and acclaimed) as Taste by Niche has adapted to its new location and its new leader, Adam Altnether:The special at Taste this sticky spring evening is simple fare: two slices of toasted bread, each ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Adam Altnether Opens Taste Tomorrow, March 11

    ​The relocated and reimagined Taste -- formerly Taste by Niche -- will open at 5 p.m. tomorrow, March 11, at 4584 Laclede Avenue in the Central West End. Taste strongly encourages that you have a reservation (for any evening, not just the opening), which you can make at 314-361-1200.Taste is the f ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Preview: The New Taste

    Aimee Levitt​The official opening for the new Taste at 4584 Laclede Avenue is next Monday, February 28, but the recently relocated-from-Benton-Park spot staged an impromptu soft opening this past Thursday, February 17, in order to accommodate a visiting editor from Food & Wine who was coming i ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Taste by Niche (Version 1.0) Closes Tonight

    Jennifer SilverbergThis octopus and potato preparation was one of many memorable dishes at Taste by Niche.​Tonight is the final service for Taste by Niche at its original location at 1831 Sidney Street, owner Gerard Craft announced via Twitter today.The restaurant will relocate to 4584 Laclede Ave ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    Exclusive: Craft Reversing Course, Niche to Remain Niche

    Jennifer SilverbergGerard Craft at Brasserie by Niche​Gerard Craft will not relocate his flagship restaurant Niche to the adjacent Taste by Niche space, made available by the relocation of Taste to the Central West End, nor will he open an Italian restaurant in its place, the James Beard Award-nom ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    Gerard Craft's Niche Restaurant Musical Chairs Act Won't Commence Till February -- Got That?!

    Local chef/restaurateur Gerard Craft took to Twitter earlier today to counter misconceptions that his Benton Park twosome, Niche and Taste by Niche, have closed for renovation. ​Niche will "close day after Valentine's, reopen a couple of weeks later," Craft tells Gut Check. Of course, Ian F ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Laura Ann Miller Kakao Chocolate​As we moved into a new month, Gut Check took stock of some changes to the local scene. Among the news, Kakao Chocolate is opening a shop in Maplewood, and Gerard Craft sold Taste by Niche to Adam Altnether. Find a list of the month's openings and closings i ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    Gerard Craft Sells Taste by Niche to Adam Altnether

    Jennifer SilverbergTaste by Niche's current digs. The new space will also feature a new owner.​Gerard Craft announced today that he has sold Taste by Niche to Adam Altnether. The 24-year-old Altnether, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, has worked for Craft for ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    Review Slideshow: Taste by Niche

    Photo: Jennifer SilverbergThe crew, starting in front, going clockwise, owner/chef Gerard Craft, chef de cuisine Adam Altnether, mixologist Ted Kilgore, cook Nick Blue, pastry chef Mathew Rice and sous chef James Peisker. See a slideshow of photos from Taste by Niche.​My review of Taste by Niche ( ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    Review Preview: Taste by Niche

    Jennifer SilverbergThe crew, starting in front, going clockwise: Gerard Craft, chef de cuisine Adam Altnether, mixologist Ted Kilgore, cook Nick Blue, pastry chef Matthew Rice and sous chef James Peisker.​This week I visit Taste by Niche, the new offering from acclaimed chef Gerard Craft. Of cours ... More >>