2021 Induction Dinner

There is no better time for the St Louis Dames to get together than at our 2021 Induction Dinner.  We will be honoring a new Dame, as well as two Dames who were inducted virtually last year. It will be great to fete all our new Dames in person!

Our celebration dinner will be held at Spazio Westport.  This unique banquet space is managed by Russo's Catering, and has provided over 50 years of award-winning catering in the St. Louis area 

When:           Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Time:             6:00 pm (Cash bar opens at 5:30 for cocktails)

Where:          Spazio Westport

                      12031 Lackland Road

                      St Louis, MO  63146

Cost:              $55 per person includes light appetizers, three-course seated meal, and a glass of wine with dinner

Please join us for this memorable evening!

Food Lit Book Club, Dinner with Churchill by Cita Stelzer

DINNER WITH CHURCHILL:

POLICY-MAKING AT THE DINNER TABLE 

BY CITA STELZER

Evite will be sent prior to RSVP

A colorful and eloquent look at Churchill as he has never been seen before. With fascinating new insights into the food he ate, the champagne he loved, and the important guests he charmed, this delectable volume is a sumptuous and intellectual treat.

A friend once said of Churchill “He is a man of simple tastes; he is quite easily satisfied with the best of everything.”           

But dinners for Churchill were about more than good food, excellent champagnes and Havana cigars. “Everything” included the opportunity to use the dinner table both as a stage on which to display his brilliant conversational talents, and an intimate setting in which to glean gossip and diplomatic insights, and to argue for the many policies he espoused over a long life.

In this riveting, informative and entertaining book, Stelzer draws on previously untapped material, diaries of guests, and a wide variety of other sources to tell of some of the key dinners at which Churchill presided before, during and after World War II– including the important conferences at which he used his considerable skills to attempt to persuade his allies, Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin, to fight the war according to his strategic vision.

Pot Luck to be held at the home of Millie Mattfeld-Beman, 7534 Westmoreland Avenue, St Louis, MO  63105.  Evite to follow