We are finally beginning to see more than just greens and some early wild edibles making their way to the kitchen. This spring has been a wild one with late snow, an abundance of rain, cool weather, and very little sunshine. Farmers as well as our own growing efforts are seeing the effects as we have had a much later start than we saw last year (although last year was particularly early). The next week and into the summer (yes, summer begins next Friday) should be bountiful as things are really starting to come on strong. All of our favorite farms have contributed to our menu beginning this week as we welcome the perennial late comer Berger Bluffs Farm to the mix. As we move through the season nearly all of our produce will be sourced locally or grown by us and we look forward to the plethora of delicious local options.
Next Saturday, June 22nd is a special event taking place right in our own backyard. The 2nd annual Grub and Groove in Francis Park is a free music festival with several local restaurants offering food and drink. From 4:30pm to 10:00pm the park will be rockin’ with music by Joe Dirt and the Dirty Boys and the Ultraviolets. Kids’ entertainment is sponsored by Bubble Bus and Sugar Free Allstars with several activities for the young ones. The St. Louis Hills Young Ambassadors along with Innovative Construction and Roofing have organized the event with several local and national sponsors taking part. We will participate by selling food and signature cocktails as well as craft beers for this gathering. We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy an evening of music, food, and fun as we enjoy the beautiful setting of Francis Park. Find out more about the event on their website here:
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Our menu this week will highlight some new local produce entering the equation. Berger Bluffs Farm has joined the party contributing a beautiful baby lettuce called Australe as a first course salad option. Along with fennel, celery, and pea shoots from Claverach Farm, we grate ricotta salata cheese over this salad and toss it with a pine nut dressing. Steamed mussels are another new first course choice this weekend as we cook these tender mollusks with a coconut green curry sauce. The T-ravs are filled with cauliflower and ricotta and are served with house marinara. The Za this week is topped with pancetta lardoons, roasted zucchini, and chick peas for an untraditional finish to this pizza. House Pizziola sauce and mozzarella add the final touches to this dish. The Fluke crudo again joins the choices as does the roasted beet salad. The hummus, antipasto, and beef carpaccio are available as always and our soup is a potato puree with tender leeks and cream.
Pasta dishes begin with our semolina tagliatelle with pan seared beef tips. Roasted grape tomatoes and fresh spinach are added to the garlic cream sauce for what will be a very popular selection. The Agnolotti is filled with eggplant, Asiago, and pine nuts with fresh basil. The red wine tomato sauce is its usual accompaniment as the flavors in the pasta and the sauce combine for an appetizing dish. The whole wheat walnut fettuccini is tossed with Double Star Farm Red Pac Choi, Berger Bluffs Farm Roasted Carrots, and fresh mozzarella. The oil, butter, garlic sauce allows the freshness of the produce to shine through while adding to the overall appeal. Our final pasta dish sees grilled chicken and roasted mushrooms layered with semolina pasta sheets, house marinara, and mozzarella cheese. This hearty satisfying dish may just rival the beef tip tagliatelle for most popular dish we offer this weekend.
Sayers Brook Ranch Bison Strip Steak headlines our non pasta specials. This extremely lean strip is grilled to your liking with only salt and pepper to allow the flavors of this locally raised “clean” animal to show through. The entire preparation of this entrée comes to us from local sources as we present Double Star Farms wilted Mustard Greens, Riverbend Roots Farm Roasted Hakueri Turnips, and Double Star Farms Roasted Cauliflower Puree as its accoutrements. Finished with a demi glace, this boldly flavored display highlights all things local and exemplifies our approach to sourcing and preparing food.
Our fish entrée follows suit with exception of the fish of course. The Barrel Grouper from the coast of Florida is a smaller type of grouper averaging between 5 and 10 pounds each. The texture and flavor is similar to other groupers we have offered as this mild flaky white fish comes to us extremely fresh. Along with baby Yukon Gold Potatoes and Garlic Scapes from Double Star Farms, Dan’s Backyard Arugula, and Berger Bluffs Farm Carrot puree this locally sourced dish has many great flavors. The sweet carrot puree is offset by the slightly spicy arugula while the potatoes and garlic scapes work together as their flavors meld into one. The pan seared fish provides an open canvas for these other flavors to stand out yet work to make a cohesive finished dish.
Potato soup with leeks $4.95
Antipasto platter $12.95
Hummus and olive plate $8.50
Berger Bluffs Farm Australe Lettuce, Claverach Farms Celery, Fennel, and Pea Shoots with Ricotta Salata and Pine Nut Dressing $8.50
T-ravs – Cauliflower and ricotta with house marinara $8.00
Beef Carpaccio – sliced beef, Mache salad, hard boiled quail egg, piave vecchio cheese, hot mustard, extra virgin olive oil $9.00
Za – Pancetta lardoons, roasted zucchini, and chick peas with house Pizziola sauce and mozzarella cheese $11.00
Fluke tartar with grilled Double Star Farms Asparagus, orange supremes, and red pepper jus $10.00
Roasted beet salad – Red, Golden, and Chiogga Beets with Goatsbeard Farms Goat Cheese Mousse, walnuts, Frisee, and beet vinaigrette $8.50
Steamed Mussels with coconut green curry sauce $10.00
Semolina tagliatelle with pan seared beef tips, roasted grape tomatoes, and spinach in a garlic cream sauce $19.00
Eggplant, Asiago, and pine nut Agnolotti with red wine tomato sauce $12.95
Grilled chicken and roasted mushroom lasagna $12.95
Whole wheat walnut fettuccini with Double Star Farms Red Pac Choi, Berger Bluffs Farm Roasted Carrots, and fresh mozzarella in oil butter and garlic $17.00
Pan seared Florida Barrel Grouper, Double Star Farms Baby Yukon Gold Potatoes, Garlic Scapes, Dan’s Backyard Arugula, and Berger Bluffs Carrot Puree $26.00
Grilled SayersBrook Ranch Bison Strip Steak with Riverbend Roots Farm Roasted Hakueri Turnips, Double Star Farm Mustard Greens, Double Star Farm Roasted Cauliflower Puree and Demi Glace $29.00
Stellina is now accepting reservations for any parties of 6 or more! Call the restaurant any time you want to reserve a table for a larger group.
We look forward to seeing you!