Les Dames STL Food Lit 📙 Food Lit 🎂


Black Cake
by Charmaine Wilkerson

Wednesday, July 12 at 6:00 pm at Judy Bello's house. 

More details to follow


Black Cake is a character-driven, multigenerational story that’s meant to be savored. . . . Thought-provoking and poignant.”Time

“A thrilling debut novel about sibling ties and hidden family history.”Glamour

“As delicious as the titular dessert.”W Magazine

“Wilkerson explores the nuances of racial identity and betrayal in a powerful novel.”Vogue (UK)

Black Cake is a satisfying literary meal, heralding the arrival of a new novelist to watch.”—Associated Press

Les Dames STL Food Lit 📙 Food Lit 🍝

Join us for the relaunch of the STL Dames Food Lit book club!

This month we have chosen to read and discuss "Taste: My Life Through Food" by Stanly Tucci

A NYTimes favorite for 2023 >>>

If you love to read and love food, please join us as friends, STL Dames style.

Don’t worry about eating.  We will have a Mushroom Frittata, some salad and bread with some wine and maybe a special cocktail? Maybe some cookies too.

Please RSVP by April 30th.,  so we can be sure that we all will have something to eat!

From our gracious hostess Judy Bellos

📆 Annual STL Dames Meeting 📝 2023

Meet your new Board and Committee Chairs.  Catch up on all their exciting plans for the new year.  Looking forward to see you all there! 

RSVP with payment no later than Saturday FEB 4th, 2022

✨ 2022 ✨ STL Les Dames Holiday Party

St Louis Dames! Let’s celebrate this holiday season together with our annual Pot Luck!

Join us for a festive holiday potluck
the home of fellow Dame Joan Long.

Please bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert!

Please RSVP here!


Les Dames d'Escoffier St Louis Chapter


We are pleased to invite the St Louis Chapter Dames to our 2022 New Member Induction and Scholarship Recognition Dinner.

This year the Dinner will be held at the beautifully renovated Meadowbrook Country Club where Dame Alyse Scaglione is the pastry chef.

In working with Alyse and the staff at Meadowbrook, we know that this will be an exceptional and fun evening for our Chapter as we introduce and welcome our new members.

Come join in the celebration!!

**CANCELLED** Les Dames STL Food Lit 📙 Book Group Potluck🥘 

A Culinary History of Missouri: Foodways & Iconic Dishes of the
Show-Me State by Dame Suzanne Corbett

Join us for an interesting evening when historian and culinary writer Dame Suzanne Corbett leads us in discussion about her most recent book. Missouri's history is best told through food, from its Native American and later French colonial roots to the country first viticultural area. Highlights of the book include the state's vibrant barbecue culture, the evolution of iconic dishes such as Kansas City burnt ends, St Louis gooey butter cake and Springfield cashew chicken. We'll discuss how hardscrabble Ozark farmers launched a tomato canning industry and how a financially strapped widow, Irma Rombauer, would forever
change how cookbooks were written. Suzanne also included more than eighty historical recipes in her book, capturing a taste of Missouri's history that spans more than two hundred years .

** Dames Only Event **

Annual STL Dames Meeting

**Dames Only Event**

What a joy to work with a couple of our newest Dames - Meredith Barry, Co-Owner Platypus and Bridget Bitza, Vice President of Sales & Catering for Butler’s pantry!  

I want to thank them both for their great planning and flexibility!  I hope you can all join me in celebrating the New Year, experiencing Meredith's new venue and sampling the wonderful creations of Butler's Pantry (and a couple of specialties from Platypus) at our Annual Meeting on February 8.   

Meet your new Board and Committee Chairs.  Catch up on all their exciting plans for the new year.  Looking forward to see you all there! 

RSVP with payment no later than Saturday FEB 5th, 2022

**CANCELLED** – Dames Event – Kaldi’s Roastery Tour

**Dames Only Event**

Take a mid-day break (also known as a “fika” in the Swedish culture) and
join us for a tour of Kaldi’s, a prominent local coffee roastery. We will learn
about coffee and what makes Kaldi’s so special through a cupping
(tasting) designed just for our Dames. We will try to find a place for lunch
nearby for those interested after the tour.

Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co. and Roastery, 3983 Gratiot St., St. Louis, MO 63110
There is guest parking on site

  • Dames only (due to COVID restrictions) – Attendance limit of 15 dames
  • Vaccination and mask will be required to attend
  • No cost for the tour; lunch on your own if you decide to join

RSVP by Wed 02/02/22

Due to the Omicron variant, we will confirm that the event is “on” to the Dames that register by Wednesday, 2/2/22. We appreciate your flexibility as we attempt to have an in-person event for our members.

Holiday! Celebrate! – (members only event)

St Louis Dames! Let's celebrate this holiday season together with our annual Pot Luck!

Join us for a festive holiday potluck at Joan Long's home
(she's back downtown!)
It's been quite a Covid stretch, and we're all anxious to get together and
catch up. There's no better time than our annual holiday fete!

Please bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert!

Please RSVP through the EVITE Invitation COMING SOON!

Joan has recently converted part of her home into an Airbnb, and
would be happy to accommodate any Dame as her guest, coming from
a distance. Her lodging can comfortably sleep 9 Dames.
If interested, please contact Joan directly

This holiday season, the St Louis  Dames will again support The Ville Collaborative Christmas party by contributing household items for their family baskets. 

We were super generous in 2020, and the Collaborative was more than grateful for our donation and efforts. Below is a list of items that they need. 

The Collaborative makes baskets for 150 families. Please give as little or as much as you can. 

What they need to fill baskets with:

  • Blankets/throws
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Hand Soap
  • Bath Soap
  • Dish Detergent
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Lotion
  • Kleenex
  • Hand Sanitizer

If it is easier, we are also accepting monetary donations. You may bring your donations to the Holiday Party.  If you cannot attend, please contact Millie to set up a time with her for delivery of your items.

Thanksgiving Supper Wine Pairing

Les Dames d'Escoffier St Louis is getting together to make a better Thanksgiving Dinner!

Enjoy a cocktail and wine tasting hosted by Dames Dana Eliason, Denise Mueller and Liz Engelsmann. We’re hoping to make your Thanksgiving meal beverage menu a breeze. 

Come try a cocktail and taste four wines that are ideal
pairings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Wines and spirits used to mix the
cocktail will be available for purchase at the event

Also a charcuterie plate and a short cooking demo of an easy Thanksgiving-appropriate dish is also included. 

No Cost for Admission.

This is a Member's Only Event