The dinners will take place at Balkan Treat Box (8103 Big Bend Blvd. Webster Groves, Mo 63119) on dates throughout the fall. The first dinner-will take place with Chef Nate Hereford, former executive chef of Niche, on Monday, September 23 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $80 (includes gratuity and tax) and include a 5-course meal with craft cocktails, local beer and wines.
For Nate and Loryn’s collaboration, they will be highlighting the influence of Balkan cuisine on Eastern Europe from the Black Sea to Russia. Guests can anticipate dishes like lamb served family-style with bread, crispy rice and vegetables shish kabobsas well as a course featuring herring. The two chefs have formed a friendship, and Chef Hereford even helps in the kitchen from time to time at Balkan Treat Box.
Chef Nalic explains, “Good Magic is kind of my mantra. You’ll hear me say, ‘spread good magic or share good magic.’ Magic to me means doing something that seems impossible. We wouldn’t be where we are today at Balkan Treat Box without the support of our hospitality community here in St. Louis and individuals like Nate. To be cooking next to a chef of his caliber, it doesn’t seem real, but here we are!”
Chef Hereford explains further, “I am super excited to cook up some good magic with Loryn. She is a super inspiring individual to be around in the kitchen. I really appreciate the way that she thinks about food and culture. I think that this dinner will exemplify that and push each other to come up with some delicious and fun food.”
Join is for an unforgettable evening!