Cinder House now open in St. Louis’s Four Seasons

August 30, 2018 by  

The Cinder House, a Brazilian restaurant, is now open in the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown St. Louis. The restaurant opened ahead of schedule, thanks to several successful “soft opening” days.

Cinder House takes over the spot inside the hotel once occupied by Cielo, with Chef Gerard Craft, a winner of the James Beard Award, in charge in the kitchen. The menu features Brazilian dishes such as cohinxa (chicken croquettes); moqueca, a fish stew; and feijoada, a stew often called the Brazilian national dish. The stew is usually made with beans and pork, but Cinder House has changed things by making their entree with duck.

Cinder House dishes are frequently wood-fired in preparation, and a selection of grilled steaks is available for dinner. Cinder House also serves lunch, and meals on a rooftop deck, where the selections are more casual. Among the items available in these venues are tacos, shrimp or lobster rolls, and burgers, which all can be listed on stylish menus owners of establishments like this can develop in collaboration with print shops.

One dish on the menu at Cinder House has special meaning for Chef Craft: Dia’s cheese bread. Craft had a Brazilian nanny named Cecelia Assuncao, and he referred to her as Dia. In his first restaurant, Niche, Craft honored her and her magic in the kitchen by developing and serving Dia’s Cheese Bread.