Back of the House: Chez Leon in Clayton
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Carré d’agneau au thym, is an entrée at Chez Leon. It is rack of Colorado lamb, dauphinois potatoes and is served with a thyme port sauce.
Chef de Cuisine, Colby Erhart, doing his thing in the kitchen at Chez Leon.
Éclair chez Leon. Really, what more need be said?
In the kitchen hangs a sign to remind all who enter that “the chef is always right.”
Another appetizer, les ris de veau âux capers, is veal sweetbreads with capers.
The Ricard Anisette is a vintage pastis that sits at the bar. A pastis is a water pitcher that is served alongside a bottle of Ricard.
The two placards on the wall that divides the bar from the main dining room. The top sign is a vintage piece from a Paris subway from the turn of the last century, and translates to “please give way to the severely invalid.” While the placard below it states, simply, “no spitting.”
A painting of the French Flag “flies” above the bar at Chez Leon, now in Clayton, Missouri.
The impressive looking crème brûlée served at Chez Leon.
Truite âux amandes is golden Idaho trout with haricots verts, braised red cabbage and rice pilaf.