Seasons Greetings from the Reeds American Table family! As we wind down 2015 with our friends and families we would like to extend the best and warmest wishes to you and yours. We would like to thank everyone who has helped Reeds American Table have a great first three months. We hope to see you in before the end of the year as well as in 2016.
Some Holiday Hours of Note:
- Christmas Eve, December 24th- CLOSED
- Christmas Day, December 25th- CLOSED
- New Year’s Eve, December 31st- OPEN with a special menu (see below)
- New Year’s Day, January 1st- OPEN with our regular menu and hours
- WINTER BREAK- We will be closed January 12th-19th.
- Reeds will re-open for regular service on Wednesday, January 20th.
From the Chef
We have been working hard over the past few weeks to create a few new dishes to offer you over the winter season. We will be rolling them out over the next few weeks, so stop in and try the new flavors on the menu.
- Pumpkin Seed Hummus with Flatbread
- Butcher’s Steak with Sweet Potato Gratin and Leek Soubise
- Pig’s Head Tortellini with Hominy, Green Chili Pork Broth and Creme Fraiche
- Meatloaf with Smoked Gouda Potatoes and Sauteed Broccoli
- Yellowfin with Tomato, Fennel, Fingerling Potatoes, Saffron, and Oregano
- Mushroom Bruschetta with Pears and Brown Butter
- Pasta Con Broccoli with Garlic, Chili and Dates
We are also working towards offering family style dinner options for your party with advanced booking as well as rolling out a cafe style morning service. Please stay tuned for more information next month!
Matthew R. Daughaday
New Year’s Eve
Join us for our first New Year’s Eve! Chef Matt and the Reeds culinary team is presenting a six course dinner with a personal touch. The kitchen staff will each present a course from their regional background and their personal interpretation of the New Year’s celebration. Andrey and the sommelier staff will in turn pair each dish with a different sparkling wine option from around the world. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions or food allergies when making reservations.
Reservations are required for this special event and can be made online at https://www.seatme.yelp.com/r/reeds-american-table/ . A $25 deposit is required, but won’t be charged unless a cancellation is made within 48 hours of service. The regular menu will not be offered on this evening.
Cost is $60 per person
Wine Pairings: 1/2 glass pairings: $25
Full glass pairings: $40
On the Vine
Sunday School Wine Class focuses on bubbles in December!
This month, Sunday School will be covering the many styles of Sparkling Wines around the world. We will explore Champagne, its ins and out, the prestige factor, and try wines made in the same way from around the world. We will also taste wines made in different styles of wine making such as the Charmat process, sparkling red wines, and the rustic and rare Methode Ancestrale. Finally, we will cover sparkling wine’s large range when it comes to food pairing. This will be the last Sunday School until February, so don’t miss out. Cost is $45 per person.
Please make reservations online at http://www.reedsamericantable.com or call 314.899.9821 .
Class– Sunday December 20 @ 3pm!
PRE-NEW YEAR’S WINE TASTING
Join us a few days before the new year as we open our cellar for a tasting highlighting our feature for the month, sparkling wine. We will sample over 10 different types bubbles including traditional and non-traditional styles from France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, the US, and more!
Also, we are thrilled to host St. Louis’s own Jake Claus of Robert Keenan winery in Napa for a special tasting of their current and library wines. Join us for this unique opportunity to chat with a homegrown talent as well as to taste some of the best, and most affordable, juice from Spring Mountain.
Cost is $15 per person and is WAIVED WITH ANY WINE PURCHASE .
No reservations are necessary.
Tasting will be Tuesday, December 29th from 5-8pm
In the Spirit of Things
With the changing of the seasons comes fond memories of friends and family, as well as the familiar flavors of cinnamon, allspice, and clove. For those yearning for a warm beverage on these increasingly chilly evenings, we have you covered with “The Summer’s End,” our take on a traditional hot toddy featuring Amaro di Angostura, bourbon, and a fall spice infused simple syrup. However, if trading in your holiday sweater for a beach towel is more your speed, I recommend trying “The Final Say,” a tropical riff on “The Last Word,” with orgeat, rum, Green Chartreuse, or “What She’s Having,” a citrus driven gin cocktail with just the right amount of spice and depth.
Staff Highlight: Andrey Ivanov, Beverage Director
A native of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in northeastern Siberia, Andrey immigrated to the U.S. in 1992 with his parents. After earning his BSBA in International Business, Russian Studies, and Economics from Saint Louis University, he has been a Wine Director/General Manager for a number of highly acclaimed restaurants in St. Louis, MO. This included stints at perennial James Beard Award Nominee Gerard Craft’s Brasserie by Niche, the iconic 33 Wine Bar, and most recently at Elaia & Olio, a “Middleterranean” restaurant that has garnered the Wine Enthusiast “Top 100 Wine Restaurants in America” Award twice as well as two James Beard Award nominations for Executive Chef & Proprietor Ben Poremba. Reeds American Table will be the fourth restaurant he has opened from scratch.
Andrey’s passion for wine was awakened while working under Scott Gaghan, Certified Sommelier at Vin de Set. He passed his Certified Sommelier Exam in 2009, and the Advanced Exam in August 2011 where he received the Rudd Scholarship and the Johnston Medal for achieving the highest overall score in the country that year. Andrey has since advanced to the national finals of TopNewSomm 2012-2014, as well as the national finals of TopSomm in 2015, where he placed 3rd. He was honored to place 2nd in the Chaine des Rotisseurs’ Best Young Sommelier Competiton in 2014, after a trip to the finals in 2013. In May 2015, he won the Best Young Sommeliers competition, becoming the first Midwesterner to do so. He has recently passed the Theory and Service portions of the Master Sommelier Diploma and will sit for the Tasting exam again in Aspen, CO in May 2016.
Andrey is an avid member of Cardinals Nation, a blockbuster movie buff, and a fan of most things Spanish. Travel, cooking, and the leisures of sommelierdom are definite favorites as well. He is very proud of being a part of one of the most exciting sommelier communities in the country here in St. Louis. Andrey is proud to mentor younger sommeliers both as scholars and beverage industry professionals. His family includes Mom, Dad, a 12 year-old sister named Alice as well as a 7 year-old American Staffordshire Terrier named Lyra.