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Friday, July 29, 2016

7 St. Louis Restaurants to Enjoy Chanterelle Season

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 7:15 AM

HARVESTED CHANTERELLES | COURTESY OF BOLYARD'S MEAT & PROVISIONS
  • Harvested Chanterelles | courtesy of Bolyard's Meat & Provisions

The season for chanterelle mushrooms has begun in the Midwest, and St. Louis chefs are taking advantage of a slightly early harvest.

Chanterelles are only available in the wild, generally in the late summer and fall. They have a yellow-orange hue and range in size from quarter-rounds to five-inch beauties. Their earthy, slightly peppery flavor pairs well with butter and cream, white wine and fresh herbs in pasta, soup and risotto with light proteins such as eggs, tofu, fish, poultry and pork.

We’ve rounded up five St. Louis restaurants offering wild-harvested chanterelle dishes on their menus for a limited time. Try these dishes now or you'll have to wait 'til next year.

PIZZA AT RANDOLFI'S | COURTESY OF RANDOLFI'S
  • Pizza at Randolfi's | courtesy of Randolfi's
Randolfi’s
6665 Delmar Boulevard, University City
Mike Randolph's acclaimed new Italian spot is offering a chanterelle, mozzarella, garlic scape pesto, preserved lemon and grana padano pizza.
Available for a limited time.

click to enlarge PORK CHOPS AT ELEMENT RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE | COURTESY OF ELEMENT RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE
  • Pork chops at Element Restaurant and Lounge | courtesy of Element Restaurant and Lounge
Element Restaurant and Lounge
1419 Carol Road, Lafayette Square
At this elegant spot just east of Lafayette Square, chef Josh Charles is serving a grilled pork chop with chanterelles, fresh peaches and peach butter, polenta and nasturtium.
Available for the next two weeks.

click to enlarge AGNOLOTTI AT FARMHAUS | COURTESY OF FARMHAUS
  • Agnolotti at Farmhaus | courtesy of Farmhaus
Farmhaus
3257 Ivanhoe Avenue, Clifton Heights
James Beard finalist Kevin Willmann is serving corn and goat's milk ricotta agnolotti with foraged chanterelles, venison stock, Farmhaus bacon, minced shallot, thyme flowers, opal basil and oregano flowers. 
Available for the next two weeks. 

Turn the page for more chanterelle possibilities.

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