For Women’s History Month, Cinder House at Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis Spotlights Special Menu Created and Crafted by Women

“The Present is Female” as Four Seasons celebrates women in food and beverage leadership this March
February 28, 2023,
St. Louis, U.S.A.

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis tapped its strong female-led food and beverage team to create experiences that showcase their own talents and honour those that have influenced them. From a menu shaped by a grandmother’s love of cooking and a Frida Kahlo-inspired dessert to women-made wines and a cocktail that pays tribute to an industry innovator, the Women’s History Month menu features special dining and sipping options featured from March 1 to 31, 2023.

Led by Food & Beverage Director Julieta Mechkarska and Sarah Landry, General Manager of Outlets, leaders on the Hotel’s culinary team who contributed to the Women’s History Month menu include: Marisol Santiago, Cinder House Sous Chef; Tiffany Gilmore, Assistant Executive Pastry Chef; India Stevens, Cinder House Bar Supervisor; and, Alisha Blackwell-Calvert, Advanced Sommelier.

“We are so proud to have a group of exceptional leaders overseeing all aspects of the Hotel’s food and beverage programming, and we hope other women find inspiration in their accomplishments individually and as a group,” says Mechkarska.

Here are the offerings for Women’s History Month:


The Clover Club is a pre-prohibition era cocktail with a lovely pink hue achieved with a balanced mix of gin and raspberry. The Clover Club is also the name of a bar in Brooklyn, New York owned by Julie Reiner, an acclaimed author, influential modern cocktail innovator and a personal inspiration to Cinder House Bar Supervisor India Stevens.  USD 20

Menu and Wine Pairing

Cinder House Sous Chef Marisol Santiago, who found inspiration in the colours and bold flavours of her own Latin heritage, created the special Women’s History Month Menu.  A reflection of herself as a chef and a woman, her goal was to have each plate exhibit the versatility, strength, sophistication, and fearlessness she feels all women represent.

To complement the menu, Advanced Sommelier Alisha Blackwell-Calvert selected wines from female winemakers and producers to pair with each dish.   As a trailblazer herself, Blackwell-Calvert relishes the opportunity to spotlight women in the wine industry.  “While the industry continues to change, there’s a reason we have our own hashtag #womeninwine, as we need to support one another and celebrate our achievements.”

First Course

  • Beet Carpaccio - Thinly sliced roasted beets, Calamansi Vinegar Caviar, Cashew Cheese, Arugula, Toasted Pistachios - USD 20

Wine Pairing: Château Coupe Roses 2021 Frémillant Rosé. Minervois, France - USD 12.50/glass

  • Lamb Arancinis - House-Made Lamb Sausage, Sweet Pea Mint Purée, Pickled Vegetables Salad – USD 22

Wine Pairing: Sister’s Run 2020 “Epiphany Vineyard” Shiraz. McLaren Vale, Australia - USD 14/glass

Second Course

  • Seafood ravioli  - Homemade Pasta Infused with Squid Ink, Creamy Saffron Sauce, English Sweet Peas, Crispy 0nions – USD 52

Wine Pairing: Dashe Cellars 2021 “Vineyard Select” Zinfandel. California – USD 18/glass

  • Skirt Steak – Creamy Sweet Plantain Mousse, Crispy Asparagus, Chimichurri Sauce, Demi Glaze – USD 49

Wine Pairing: Forth Vineyards 2018 “Histoire” Cabernet Sauvignon. Mendocino, California - USD 16/glass


Limones Rellenos de Coco (coconut stuffed limes) created by Assistant Executive Pastry Chef Tiffany Gilmore in honour of artist Mexican Frida Kahlo is a playful modern take on one of Kahlo’s favourite desserts.  Kahlo, celebrated for her depiction of the female experience and form, often depicted coconuts and limes in her still life paintings.  USD 12

The entire three-course menu including the cocktail and wine pairing for the first and second course can be order as a prix fixe for USD 125 per person.  Each offering can also be ordered a la carte for the prices indicated.

Cinder House and Cinder Bar are located on the eighth floor of Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, offering unparalleled views the iconic Gateway Arch and majestic Mississippi.  In warmer months, the terrace is a coveted spot for outdoor dining and the alfresco Cinder Bar and fire pit lounge are popular for enjoying craft cocktails and artisanal snacks.