pastry chef eddy dhenin’s signature olive oil cake photo courtesy of four seasons hotel minneapolis

Four Seasons St. Louis is hosting a Mississippi River dinner experience on Friday, Sept. 22

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Enjoy a night along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River at the Four Seasons St. Louis Mississippi River Dinner at the Cinder House restaurant located on the eighth floor at 999 N. Second St. at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22.

Four Seasons St. Louis executive chef Kelley Schmidt will welcome Four Seasons Minneapolis executive chef Martín Morelli and executive pastry chef Eddy Dhenin for its final 2023 dinner of the collaborative Mississippi Dinner Series for a regionally inspired multi-course dining experience unlike any other, giving homage to both properties’ Midwestern roots. The menu offers local cuisines from each region, not only celebrating what the rivers provide us but also highlighting the high-end culinary talents and styles of the featured chefs.

“This dinner is special to me,” said Schmidt. “I grew up in North Dakota and frequented Minneapolis often. Collaborating with the Minneapolis chefs on some great dishes not only represents Minneapolis, but the area I grew up in at the confluence of both the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers.”

Guests begin the night at cocktail hour on the eighth floor at Cinder House’s stunning outside terrace overlooking the St. Louis cityscape and Gateway Arch. Guests will have an opportunity to mix and mingle with the esteemed chefs, who will be actively cooking outside, while enjoying a sparkling lemon drop cocktail and passed hors d'oeuvres that include Minneapolis’ take on a Juicy Lucy and a smoked Missouri Trout tartine.

The multi-course dinner will be served family style in the Cinder House dining room and feature a delightful mix of dishes including Dakota-raised bison with choke cherries, spiced Dakota duck breast with dirty wild rice paired with a baby kale salad and roasted acorn squash. Dinner will finish off with pastry chef Eddy Dhenin’s signature olive oil cake served with gelato and a citrus segment. Guests have the option of wine pairing at an additional cost. The combination of fresh ingredients and the craftsmanship of the chefs will make for a memorable meal and night.

“It’s a great opportunity to celebrate and see what’s happening at another Four Seasons property and learn about food from other places,” said Schmidt. 

The Mississippi Dinner is $125 per person (plus tax and gratuities) and includes a cocktail, hors d’oeuvres and the multicourse dinner. Wine pairing is available for $75. Seating is limited to 80 guests; reservations are required and are available now on OpenTable or by calling the restaurant at 314.881.5759.