If you're looking for a delightful experience do yourself a favor and go to the bistro FIVE at 5100 Daggett Avenue on the Hill.
Chef Anthony Devoti and his staff ( which includes his mom and dad who are the host and hostess of the restaurant) have created a very special dining experience.
The name comes from our five senses, Taste,Smell, Feel, See and Hear, which is printed at the top of his daily menu.
We were there before a St Louis Symphony performance recently with our good friends, Mary and Tom. Naturally we notified our server that we had a time limit and it was honored graciously.
My husband chose two appetizers Tagliatelle Bolognese which was described on the menu as Braised Benne's Farm pork sausage, tomato, mirepoix( a combination of finely chopped onion, carrot and celery) and parmigiano-reggiano. He followed that with Steamed Bar Harbor Mussels with white wine, garlic caper butter, toast and tarragon pickle aioli.
Tom had the Farrar Farm Rabbit Saddle which came with house made pork sausage and pistachios, Ozark Forest mushrooms, roasted carrots, Rissi Farm potatoes,and braised local black turtle beans.
My friend Mary chose Benne's Farm Pork Braise and Polenta Prarie Breeze white cheddar, rosemary, black pepper and trumpet royale mushrooms.
I had the Troutdale Farm Trout, with local sweet potatoes, white turnips, yellow foot chantrelle mushrooms, Claverach Farm sunflower shoots, roasted shallot and caper vinaigrette.
We all enjoyed our dinners. We happened to order a la carte, but Five has a four course prix-fixe with or without wine pairings that is a great way to sample the menu.
It's a most pleasant, small and intimate dining place. I think you will enjoy it and keep coming back for more.
It was voted having the Best Hamburger in this year's St Louis Magazine article and if you want to try that, come for lunch.
5100 Daggett Avenue