Located on the iconic 8th floor of Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, Cinder House will showcase sweeping views of the Gateway Arch and downtown skyline. The menu will centre around the kitchen’s wood-burning hearth, for Craft’s take on wood-fired cuisine.
“Some foods taste so much more complex when cooked on a wood fire,” Craft says. “Grilling is a universal technique so the menu reflects many different cultures but the food will be heavily influenced by the grilling mecca of South America.”
Craft’s focus on simple foods with bold flavours will be highlighted throughout the menu and it will include several steak selections and rotating grilled items of the night. From grilled pickles to grilled lamb ribs in soy, lime and garlic with a mango-honey glaze, dishes feature enticing techniques and flavours.
Cinder House’s design is a timeless, modern interior, deeply rooted in South American and European aesthetics. The new restaurant will sprawl from its warm wood and stone interiors, to the lofty new outdoor lounge and upbeat bar area on the Sky Terrace.
Internationally acclaimed designer S. Aleksandr Malinich, Co-Founder & Design Principal of R|5 DESIGN AGENCY + CASCO Architects will lead the transformation of the new dining concept with a multi-million dollar renovation set to begin in May 2018.
“We wanted to create a unique experience for guests, and I think we’ve done that at Cinder House,” says Malinich. “The views remind guests that they are someplace special – the white oak and Amazonite stone décor provide the perfect setting to enjoy Craft’s gastronomic vision.”
Cinder House is the product of a unique partnership between Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis and Gerard Craft.
“The city of St. Louis has greatly transformed since we opened our doors nearly ten years ago with a burgeoning culinary scene,” says General Manager Alper Oztok. “Craft has been a leader and advocate for St. Louis’ dining community, so we are proud to partner with him to deliver an elevated experience to our guests with genuine Midwestern hospitality.”
Gerard Craft is the executive chef and owner of Niche Food Group in St. Louis, Missouri. As a Food & Wine Best New Chef, Food & Wine Innovator of the Year, and 2015 James Beard Foundation Award-winning Best Chef: Midwest and Inc. magazine Star Entrepreneur, Craft has been a pioneer for the Midwest dining scene.
The project is expected to begin in early May and be completed in early August, 2018. During such time, Cielo Restaurant and Bar will continue to service its guests in the 8th floor lobby of Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis for all three meal periods.