The first course is a hamachi crudo with scallions, hon shimeji and dashi vinaigrette. The second course is crispy sweetbreads with roasted radicchio, pickled apple, buttermilk and bourbon pecan molasses. The next course features a pancetta poached cod with whipped carrots in a caramelized parsnip broth. Hungry, yet?
The penultimate course is a Kansas City strip and short rib with puffed barley, Thane Palmberg kale, Mienke grits, pumpernickel and horseradish, while the dessert course is a graham-cracker pound cake with hot-chocolate poached pears and tangerine sherbet, and petit fours.
The dinner has seatings at 6 and 8:30 p.m and is $115 per person, not including tax and gratuity. The evening includes a signed copy of the Bluestem cookbook. A wine pairing is available for an additional $35. Call Niche at 314-773-7755 to make a reservation.