James Beard Celebrity Chef Dinner at Vicia
Mar
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

James Beard Celebrity Chef Dinner at Vicia

Vicia to Host the James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour, Tickets on Sale This Wednesday 12/21!
 

Join us at Vicia Tuesday, March 21st for a very special evening supporting the James Beard Foundation. We are thrilled to bring together friends that we met along the way during our time in New York with some of our new friends here in St. Louis. 

Please help us welcome: 

  • Owen Clark- Rolf and Daughters, Nashville
  • Kevin Nashan- The Peacemaker and Sidney Street Café, St. Louis
  • Ryan Poli- The Catbird Seat, Nashville
  • Mike Randolph- Publico and Randolfi’s, St. Louis
  • Ted Wilson- Union Loafers, St. Louis
  • Bobby Schaffer- Pastry Chef, Chicago

Inspired by dinners served at the James Beard House in New York City, the evening will begin with a cocktail reception including food stations inside the restaurant and at our outdoor grill, along with a featured specialty cocktail in addition to wine and beer. This will be followed by a multi-course dinner and wine pairing where each chef will create a dish that will be shared with our guests. 

Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, December 21st. Reservations and further information about the event are available through the James Beard website here: https://www.jamesbeard.org/events/st-louis.

Tickets are $200 for JBF Members and the general public. 

Due to the nature of the event we will not be able to modify the menu for dietary restrictions. 

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Claverach Farm Takeover Dinner- POSTPONED
Dec
17
4:00pm 4:00pm

Claverach Farm Takeover Dinner- POSTPONED

*DUE TO A WINTER WEATHER STORM, THIS DINNER HAS SADLY BEEN POSTPONED. WE LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING BACK OUT TO THE FARM IN THE SPRING*

We're taking the Vicia team to Claverach Farm for a "takeover” farm dinner on Sunday December 18th! 

Claverach Farm, a 300-acre working farm and winery located in Eureka, Missouri is just twenty miles outside of St. Louis, but as soon as you enter the driveway, you know you are worlds away. We have heard incredible things about Sam Claverach and his crew since we moved back and after our visit out there this summer, we discovered first hand how special it truly is. Claverach grows a beautiful variety of vegetables and grapes, utilizing organic practices and respect for the soil. They are well known for their sold-out farm dinners, and now, for bringing in some of the most unique and impressive natural, biodynamic and organic wines from around the world. 

We have been dreaming of hosting a farm dinner since we moved to St. Louis and could think of no better place than Claverach. We can't wait to bring our team out to harvest and explore all the land has to offer. This late-fall celebration will highlight what we discover and will be paired with exciting wines that have been carefully curated from Claverach's portfolio. The evening will begin with a fireside cocktail hour and move into a multi-course farmers feast with wine pairings inside the barn. The event will begin at 4:00 p.m. and tickets are $135 per person, including food and wine pairings. 

As this will be a set menu we will not be able make changes to items the evening of. If you or anyone in your party has a dietary restriction or food allergy, please email tara@viciarestaurant.com in advance so that we will be able to accommodate. 

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Vicia Pop-Up Dinner Series
Nov
13
to Dec 8

Vicia Pop-Up Dinner Series

Michael and Tara Gallina are excited to announce their final series of pop-up dinners in anticipation of Vicias opening in the coming months!

Each night will feature a set menu that will provide a glimpse into what you can expect from Vicia's a la carte menu, celebrating seasonal ingredients at their best, vegetable forward and protein driven dishes, wood-fired cooking, as well as sweet treats. 

Vicia is excited to partner with The Block CWE and Cafe Osage at Bowood Farms, great neighbors and venues in the Central West End, to bring the restaurant to life for these limited engagements. Tickets to each dinner are $68 per person (inclusive of all food, tax and gratuity) and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase the night of. 

Click each date for link to tickets: 


Reservations are available for parties up to 4 guests, for groups of 5-6, please contact Tara Gallina at info@viciarestaurant.com.

If you or someone in your party have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, please notify us with at least 24-hours notice and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

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Pig Roast Fundraiser @ Bolyard's
Oct
23
3:30pm 3:30pm

Pig Roast Fundraiser @ Bolyard's

In celebration of farmers Bobbi and Alex (formerly of Live Springs Farm), Kitchen Kulture and Bolyard's Meat and Provisions are hosting a pig roast to help Bobbi and Alex launch their new, sustainable farm. They have relocated after the property they operated on was sold with virtually no notice by the land owner. With the money raised from this event they plan to get their poultry operation back up and running on their new land!

 

We are joining up with our friends, including Chef Josh Galliano of Companion and Daniel Brewer of MoFu Tofu, for a delicious afternoon of whole roasted pigs, chef-made side dishes, and Schlafly beer! 

Tickets are available for sale at Bolyard's and Kounter Kulture, or at the door. Should be a beautiful fall afternoon with great food and friends! 

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Food, Wine & Design: A dinner hosted by St. Louis Magazine
Oct
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Food, Wine & Design: A dinner hosted by St. Louis Magazine

One of the most anticipated culinary events of the year, St. Louis Magazine’s Food Wine Design unites three sophisticated crafts an evening of indulgent celebration. Acclaimed chefs, certified sommeliers, and talented tabletop designers come together for this Premier Chefs’ Dinner on Friday night, October 21st at Lumen Private Event space in downtown St. Louis

Michael and Tara of Vicia will be collaborating with Chef's Mike Randolph (Publico, Randolfis, Half & Half), Nick Miller (23 City Blocks Catering), and Baker Ted Wilson (Union Loafers) for a one-of-a-kind dinner featuring an original five-course menu, wine pairings, and creative tabletop designs. 

To reserve your seat, visit the Eventbrite ticket page. Tickets are $100 per person (or $150 for the VIP table). 

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Chef's Night Off Dinner @ Publico
Oct
13
12:30am12:30am

Chef's Night Off Dinner @ Publico

Chefs Night Off x Publico x Central Restaurant Product Present: Cross Polination I

Chefs’ Night Off will be hosting their first dinner in St. Louis, MO at Público (6679 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO 63130) in the famous Delmar Loop on Tuesday, October 25 at 6:30 PM. Alan Sternberg of Cerulean Indianapolis comes to town to collaborate with Mike Randolph of Público, Randolfi’s and Half and Half, Michael Gallina of the much-anticipated Vicia, and Chris Bolyard of Bolyard’s Meats and Provisions.

Chefs' Night Off is an ongoing series of "pirate" dinners, curated by founder R.j. Wall from Indianapolis. Conceptualized and executed by cooks and bartenders from the most respected restaurants around the Midwest, the series has featured award-winning individuals such as Chef Kevin Ashworth of 610 Magnolia and Milkwood, as well as Chef Matt Jozwiak and Sous Chef Brian Fischer of Schwa, and Bloomington James Beard semi finalist David Tallent of Tallents.

The goal of Chefs’ Night Off is to get cooks working with other cooks – exchanging ideas, having fun, and showcasing the developing talents of chefs from other Midwest cities. The series facilitates a creative think tank for up-and-coming culinary and bar talent. Chefs’ Night Off has also done dinners in Louisville, Indy, and Chicago, but this first trip to St. Louis showcases our city’s top talented chefs in a new way. Guests dine together at communal tables, and the chefs interact with them to create a dining experience unlike any other. There is no razzle dazzle. No unnecessary frills – just the people who put the flame to the pan breaking loose for one night and bringing to life their cuisines in their way. 

Tickets for this event are limited and are $70, not including tax and gratuity. Premium bar will be available for purchase. Please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chefs-night-off-x-publico-x-central-restaurant-product-present-cross-polination-i-tickets-28404338140



The official bits: Tickets will be refunded 72 hours prior to the event. Gratuity and beverage not included in tickets price. Menu is subject to change. Menu modifications will be politely declined. Allergies will be evaluated on a situational basis, please email us with any needs. This aint fine dining! Wear flip flops, wear a costume, wear a banana hammock! Wait, no banana hammocks! If you have a group of friends attending the event that you wish to be sat with, please notify us via email 48 hours prior to the event.

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Vicia Head's South! Guest Chef Dinner in Fort. Lauderdale
Oct
13
12:30am12:30am

Vicia Head's South! Guest Chef Dinner in Fort. Lauderdale

Before Vicia get's open, Michael and Tara are taking one more trip down to South Florida to visit Tara's family and hometown. It just so happens one of Michael's friends from Eleven Madison Park, Chef James Everett, is running a fantastic restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale and they've invited us to collaborate with them for a one-night-only dinner. 

Join us for dinner on Tuesday November 1st at Valentino Cucina Italiano, one of South Florida's hottest restaurants. Details on how to purchase tickets will be available soon! 

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Vicia debut's at Brennan's "This Is Not A Restaurant"
Oct
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Vicia debut's at Brennan's "This Is Not A Restaurant"

Join Michael and Tara Gallina for their first pop-up dinner in anticipation of their new restaurant, Vicia, opening later this fall in the Cortex Innovation District. The Gallina’s will be serving a seasonally inspired tasting menu, offering a preview of what to expect with Vicia’s chef’s tasting experience. Two intimate seatings will be available on October 1st at 5:30 and 8:30 pm in The BHIVE. A beverage pairing will be included with your ticket. 

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 Peru Meets Midwest Diversion Dinner at Público
Jul
18
6:30pm 6:30pm

Peru Meets Midwest Diversion Dinner at Público

Chef Mike Randolph will be hosting his next Diversion Dinner with special guests, Michael and Tara Gallina! This exploratory dinner series allows Chef Randolph to showcase his culinary passion through a variety of cuisines. This month's theme will bring the tastes of Peru to the Midwest. The South American country offers a melting pot of cultures with culinary influences from Italy, China and Japan. The chefs will be using the best of Missouri's summer produce and Público's wood-burning hearth.

Chef Randolph explains, "Since moving back to St. Louis, Michael and I have become friends - meeting over coffee to discuss things from the kitchen and beyond. We're excited to have him and his wife Tara back in St. Louis to open Vicia this fall. This will be an opportunity for us to collaborate in the kitchen and give him a go at the fire!"

The chefs have been meeting for several weeks to create the menu. There will be limited seating for the 8-10 course meal. A limited wine and beer list as well as Peruvian-inspired cocktails will be available for additional purchase. 

Tickets VERY limited and are $120 per person ($125.19 w/service fee) and can be purchased here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2572925

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Jul
16
4:00pm 4:00pm

Bolyard's Burger Battle

Michael Gallina

VS.

Ben Grupe

The battle of the summer is going down Saturday July 16t at Bolyard's Meat and Provisions when Michael takes on chef Ben Grupe for a burger battle. 

Each chef has to create an outstanding burger that is judged by the crowd using proteins from the shop. The Bolyard's crew will be cooking up tallow fries, Maggie's ice cream truck will be on hand, and plenty of cold beer from 2nd Shift and soda will be on hand. 

Tickets for the battle are $26 and on sale now, click here

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Feast in the Field
Jun
12
4:00pm 4:00pm

Feast in the Field

Slow Food St. Louis presents the 11th Annual Feast in the Field on Sunday, June 12th from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at La Vista CSA Farm near Godfrey, Illinois. 

We are excited to be participating in this year's event alongside some of the cities top chef's!

Feast in the Field is an intimate evening of farm-to-fork dining located on picturesque La Vista Farm on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. With 255 acres of woods, pastures, and gardens, it is the perfect setting to enjoy the rich bounty of local food and beverages. This event celebrates our region's innovative passionate farmers, La Vista Farm, and their mission dedicated to good food and ecological stewardship. 

Guests will enjoy an extended cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception at 4:00 p.m. followed by an exquisite dinner prepared by some of the region's nationally recognized and award winning chefs. Dinner will feature a bounty of locally and sustainably sourced ingredients, harvested from La Vista and other small St. Louis area farms. Local beer, wine and spirits will be featured during both the reception and meal. 

Space is very limited for this dinner on the farm, so purchase your tickets early! As in past years, watch for menu highlights and announcements just prior to this bountiful, seasonal farm dinner.

Feast in the Field funds the Slow Food St. Louis Small Farm Biodiversity Micro-Grant Program. To date, the program has distributed more than $62,000 to local farms to assist with growing heirloom varieties and heritage breed animals that are not produced in the St. Louis region. The project is a financial investment in our local farms and our local food culture.

Click here to buy tickets: http://feastinthefield11.brownpapertickets.com

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Jun
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

Collaboration Dinner: Sidney Street Cafe + Rooster and the Hen

SOLD OUT!

Celebrated St. Louis chef Kevin Nashan of Sidney Street Cafe has been a huge source of support, encouragement, and guidance since we have returned to STL and we are so excited to share the stage at his famed Benton Park restaurant for one night only this spring. 

Kevin and Michael and anxious for all the spring goods that should be appearing by the end of April, and weather permitting, we will begin our evening in the garden outside Sidney Street. 

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Collaboration Dinner: The Antler Room comes to STL
Apr
18
6:30pm 6:30pm

Collaboration Dinner: The Antler Room comes to STL

We are thrilled to welcome our friends Nick and Leslie Goellner of The Antler Room and Natasha Goellner of Mulberry and Mott in Kansas City to town for a one-of-a-kind collaboration dinner. This will be the second installment of our dinner series following a fantastic night at BLVD Tavern in KC back in January. 

To welcome the first true signs of spring in STL the couples will host a dinner at renowned cocktail emporium Planter's House in Lafayette Square that will showcase the beautiful, historic space both inside and out. The evening will begin at 6:30 pm with a cocktail reception and light snacks, followed by a 5-course tasting menu with beverage pairings provided by A. Bommarito Wines. 

In the spirit of collaboration, we are excited to have A. Bommarito Wines partner with us on this event. A leader in small-producer, high quality wines in both Kansas City and St. Louis, Bommarito shares our enthusiam for unique and exciting wines and we can't wait to showcase their portfolio thoughout the night. 

Tickets for the dinner are $125 per person and are inclusive of tax and gratuity. Due to the nautre of the event we are not able to accomodate dietary restrictions. 

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday April 5th through Eventbrite.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rooster-and-the-hen-the-antler-room-collaboration-tickets-24326889381

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Apr
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

Collaboration Dinner: Niche + Rooster and the Hen

We are thrilled to parter with Niche Executive Chef Nate Hereford for our first collaboration dinner here in St. Louis. 

Since we decided to move back to St. Louis, Gerard Craft, Nate, and their team have been so supportive and encouraging of our plans. They have played a major role in introducing us to the STL food and farming community and it is really full circle to join them for this special dinner. 

The evening will kick off with a reception with some bubbles and snacks, and Nate and Michael will each feature two courses throughout the night. Sweets from the uber-talented Sarah Osborn will cap things off. Tara and Niche General Manager Chris Kelling will be working the dining room and pouring wine from either the optional wine pairing or Niche's excellently curated list. 

We look forward to celebrating the first signs of spring through our vegetable-forward cuisine, we hope you can join us!

Details:

Thursday April 7th. 6:30 pm
Niche restaurant, 7734 Forsyth Blvd.
, Clayton, MO 63105
Five courses plus snacks

Menu $115 (includes tax and gratuity)
Optional wine pairing $60 (includes tax and gratuity)

Tickets are on sale now through Brown Paper Tickets. Click here to purchase yours!

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Mar
20
to Mar 21

Not Your Mama's Casserole...A Modern Midwestern Supper

Tucked above the whiskey haven that is Brennan's in the Central West End lies the BHive, a co-working space by day, and home to This Is Not A Restaurant by night. Rooster and the Hen has joined the roster of talented local chefs and will take residence the weekend of March 18-20. 

Sunday March 20

Rooster and the Hen will be closing out their weekend residence at the BHive with a casual Sunday supper celebrating some delicious Midwestern traditions with a modern, seasonal spin. Think party potatoes, broccoli and cheddar, biscuits, and a roasted ham. We're excited to celebrate family favorites, kick back, and have some fun. 

Dinner will be served family style, local craft beer will be poured, and good times will roll. Tickets will be available through the BHive for $55 which includes food, beverages, tax, and gratuity. Please visit www.definitelynotarestaurant.com and enter password 86travs to purchase tickets. 

If you have any questions about the dinner, please contact Tara Gallina at Gallina@roosterandthehenfood.com.

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Soil + Fire: an evening with Rooster and the Hen
Mar
18
to Mar 19

Soil + Fire: an evening with Rooster and the Hen

  • BHive above Brennan's (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tucked above the whiskey haven that is Brennan's in the Central West End lies the BHIVE, a co-working space by day, and home to This Is Not A Restaurant by night. Rooster and the Hen has joined the roster of talented local chefs and will take residence the weekend of March 18-20. 

Friday March 18 - Saturday March 19

Soil + Fire: an evening with Rooster and the Hen will bring a moveable feast to the BHive celebrating the end of winter, the first signs of spring, and cooking with fire. A multi-course tasting menu will be paired with fine wines from the Brennan's collection, records will be spinning, and you can definitely expect some whiskey to wind down the evening. 

An intimate dining room will allow us to accommodate two seatings on Friday and Saturday night, with a maximum of 14 guests per seating. Our first experience will begin at 5:30 pm, and the second will start at 8:30 pm. Tickets will be available for sale through the BHIVE at a price of $150 per person, and includes all food, beverage, tax, and gratuity. 

Please visit http://www.definitelynotarestaurant.com and enter password 86travs to view the event page, tickets will be on sale in early March.

If you have any questions about the dinners, please contact Tara Gallina at Gallina@roosterandthehenfood.com. 

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Pop-Up Dinner #3 @ Schlafly Bottleworks
Feb
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

Pop-Up Dinner #3 @ Schlafly Bottleworks

EAT + DRINK + STL

Join us for a beer hall-style feast celebrating some of our favorite local artisans and producers inside the Crown Room at Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood. 

The food and beer scene in St. Louis is exciting and filled with so many great chefs, artisans, and brewers who have put the city on the map. Since we've started our adventure here we have been blown away by the collaborative spirit and want to celebrate that at this pop-up dinner. 

We've partnered with Schlafly to brew a custom Caraway Rye IPA. The spent grain from our beer will be made into a delicious loaf by Union Loafers. And we recruited local butcher Chris Bolyard of Bolyard's Meat & Provisions to make sausage, as well as master of cured meats Mark Sanfilippo of Salume Beddu to showcase charcuterie made from local pigs. 

The evening will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with a welcome reception featuring beer, cider, and charcuterie, and continue with a four course tasting menu paired with Schlafly beers. 

The total cost for the evening is $85 and is inclusive of all food, beverage, tax, and gratuity. 

Seating will be open and communal so be sure to invite your friends to buy tickets too! 

Due to the nature of the event we are not able to accommodate any dietary restrictions. 

Tickets go on sale Thursday 2/11 at 10 a.m. and be purchased in quantities up to 4 through Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rooster-the-hen-pop-up-dinner-3-tickets-21434812100

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Pop-up Dinner #2 @ Eva's Attic (above Juniper)
Feb
1
6:30pm 6:30pm

Pop-up Dinner #2 @ Eva's Attic (above Juniper)

SOLD OUT!

We're moving into the cozy digs at Eva's Attic (the upstairs private event space at Juniper + A Southern Table & Bar) to throw a southern accented soirée. Join us on Monday February 1st as we celebrate the best winter vegetables and proteins that our friends and farmers in Missouri and Illinois have to offer.

The evening will kick off at 6:30 PM and feature a 5-course tasting with ribs, chicken-fried something, and grits, but not in the way you may think! A creative pairing of beer, wine, and cocktails will be poured throughout the communal dining experience. 

The cost for the event is $130 and is inclusive of all food, beverages, tax, and gratuity.

Due to the size and nature of the event, we are not able to accommodate any dietary restrictions.

Eva's Attic is located at 360 North Boyle Avenue. The entrance is the door to the right of Juniper's main entrance, then head up the stairs. Parking is available on the street. 

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Collaboration Dinner with The Antler Room
Jan
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Collaboration Dinner with The Antler Room

Michael and Tara will be joining forces with another great culinary couple, Nick and Leslie Goellner, for a collaboration dinner at Blvd Tavern in Kansas City on Monday, January 18th.

The event will begin at 6pm and include the following:

  • Cocktail Hour to start
  • 5 Courses with Alcoholic Pairings
  • 2 Courses from Rooster and the Hen
  • 2 Courses from The Antler Room
  • Dessert by Mulberry and Mott

$125 per person includes tax and gratuity. Tickets can be purchased here.

Contact theantlerroomkc@gmail.com with any additional questions.

Due to the nature of this event, menu substitutions are politely declined.

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Pop-Up Dinner #1 @ Bowood Farms
Jan
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

Pop-Up Dinner #1 @ Bowood Farms

**SOLD OUT**

Join Michael and Tara Gallina of Rooster and the Hen for their first pop-up dinner in St. Louis!

Set inside the nursery and Cafe Osage at Bowood Farms in the Central West End, guests will be served a 5-course meal with beverage pairings featuring the best of what the midwest winter has to offer. The menu will be a surprise tasting revealed throughout the evening, but guests can expect vegetables and meats cooked over a roaring fire, seasonal cocktails and unique wines, and warm service around a communal dining table. 

Ticket includes the cost of food, all beverages, tax, and tip and must be purchased in advance.

Due to the intimate nature and surprise element of the event, dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated. 

Bowood Farms is located on the corner of Olive and Walton in the Central West End. Free street parking is available on Olive across from Bowood Farms.

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