This Is Not A Restaurant weekend takeover

If you've ever been to Brennan's in St. Louis' Central West End, then you know it is home to some of the world's finest whiskey's, and offers one of the only cigar lounges in the city. What you may not know is that tucked above cozy bar is an eclectic co-working space called the BHIVE. 

As they put it "The BHIVE is a 3,000 square foot space with a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde personality that caters to both creative entrepreneurs and sophisticated night owls. By day the BHIVE lends itself to daily private workspace, meetings and luncheons.  By night, the space is a place for speakers, networking events, and entertaining". 

So what better place to host a pop-up dinner! Chef Frank McGinty has taken the reins to create This Is Not A Restaurant, a series of dinners that feature creative, avant garde, and delicious dining experiences in the BHIVE. We were stoked to be approached by Frank to join in on the fun and have signed on to take over the space the weekend of March 18-20.

On Friday and Saturday we will host Soil + Fire: An evening with Rooster and the Hen which will feature a multi-course tasting menu celebrating the emergence of spring and cooking with fire. The moveable feast will take advantage of all the intimate nooks and crannies hidden throughout the old building, pull from Brennan's impressive wine cellar, and of course feature some of that amazing whiskey. Two seatings will be held each night, with 14 seats available at the chef's table, so tickets are sure to go fast. 

We're taking a totally different approach to our Sunday spot, hosting Not Your Mama's Casserole...A Modern Midwestern Supper. This casual, family style meal will let us have some fun with family recipes and St. Louis traditions. Think party potatoes, broccoli and cheddar, whole roasted ham, all with a modern, locally-driven twist. Local craft beer will be poured and the record player will be spinning. Bring your friends (even your Mama!) for a good time. 

Tickets for the evening will go on sale in early march through www.definitelynotarestaurant.com. Be sure to enter password 86travs to access the page. Keep an eye on your inbox for a pre-sale notice so you don't miss out on these awesome dinners.