Those who are familiar with Greenville College know that every January comes the wonderful Interterm semester where you can take a fun class like scuba diving or a trip to Honduras for two and a half weeks. This year, I chose Cuisine and Culture and let's just say, I think I made the right choice. Two and a half weeks of getting fat over good food while in great company is the life.
Our first week in the class has just ended and our first trip, on Friday the 6th, was spent in St. Louis. Pictures just don't do this wonderful Black Forest Torte justice that we had in the Feasting Fox in St. Louis that night. But to really do the day justice, I should start with the beginning. We started the day off on a shuttle bus around 9:45 in the morning to begin the drive to St. Louis. Once we got there, we took a short walk until we found ourselves at the Tigin Irish Pub for some Irish style breakfast/brunch. Now, none of the pictures I took did the food any justice whatsoever but I will tell you that it was really good. It was a whole lot of meat and eggs and potatoes and two different kinds of Irish pudding (thankfully the Blood Pudding was fried or baked into this little round disk so it actually didn't taste that bad) and this fantastic sauce that was supposed to go with one of the kinds of meat but I ate it with everything and it just added that little extra 'something' to it all. It was really good.
After Tigin's, we went to the mall to walk off the food that we ate. Little fact, if you take Cuisine and Culture, you get a Fitbit to keep because one of the 'homework' assignments is to get either forty-five minutes of activity every day or ten thousand steps a day because we also get a Activity credit for the class but that means we actually have to do something and get off our butts. But anyway, for a few hours, we walked around the mall and even tested out the new VR device and sat on these really big, soft bean bag type cushions that cost almost as much as one semester at Greenville. So once everybody got their activity in for the day, we headed off towards the Feasting Fox.
Feasting Fox is a German restaurant in St. Louis and it sort of has this old timey feel which makes sense because the owner's have owned it for twenty-four years and, I quote, "still looking for someone to take it off their hands". To start off our meal that night, we started with a small salad which was nice but I didn't really care for the dressing. After the salad course, we were served this really good meat/carrot/potato dish with red cabbage and applesauce. To go with the applesauce, they gave us this potato, almost hash-brown like, food and told us to put the applesauce on top of it and sure enough, it was fantastic. One of the best things I have ever tasted, besides the dessert that is. Then, last but not least, they served us the wonderful Black Forest Torte as pictured above. Now, I don't usually like chocolate cake but I decided to try it just because that's the point of the class, to step out of your food comfort zone (which between you and me, consists of a lot of potato based food and cheesy food and bread, lot's of bread) and let me tell you, this is what I will be judging every other dessert I eat the rest of my life to. It was so good, I was sad when it was gone.
So if any of you Greenville College students were thinking about next year's Interterm, definitely look into Cuisine and Culture with Deloy Cole. We have many St. Louis trips planned and even a New Orleans trip where we just get to walk around the city for three to four days and eat good food. You can't go wrong with this class (unless you don't like food but come on, everybody loves food) and I would highly recommend it (even though I'm only six days into it). And I will be back next week with this upcoming week's adventures (a head's up, it's the New Orleans trip).