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Sound Bites: Little Country Gentleman Offers Unique Dining Experience

Jonathan Gayman
Chef-Owner Mike Randolph along with chef de cusine Dale Beauchamp at Little Country Gentleman in Clayton, Missouri

“The excitement begins with a complimentary half glass of sparkling Lambrusco – the real stuff, fizzy and dry from Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region – and an amuse-bouche,” writes Sauce Magazine food reviewer Michael Renner.

Mike Randolph is the chef-owner Little Country Gentleman which opened in the Fall of 2012.

Renner’s review of Little Country Gentleman in Clayton, Missouri is complimentary ending with, “St. Louis needs chefs like Randolph to challenge us, to push us from good to great.”

Host Steve Potter talked with Randolph and Sauce Magazine senior writer Ligaya Figueras for our monthly Sound Bites segment.

Little Country Gentleman is a unique model in that it is a restaurant in a restaurant.  During breakfast and lunch the space is called Half & Half and at night, it switches to Little Country Gentleman.

The prix fixe (pronounced “pree-fee”) menu, in which there are set prices for various courses is unique, as are some styles of cooking food, including molecular gastronomy.

Produced in partnership with Sauce Magazine

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Mary Edwards came to St. Louis Public Radio in 1974, just after finishing her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She has served the station in a number of capacities over the years. From 1988-2014 she also taught an undergraduate class in radio production at Webster University. Mary was inducted into the St. Louis Media History Foundation Media Hall of Fame in April, 2017 and received the Gateway Media Literacy Partners' Charles Klotzer Media Literacy Award in 2012. Mary retired from St. Louis Public Radio in 2018, but still serves the station as a St. Louis Symphony Producer.

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