Thursday, November 13, 2014

Famous Barr French Onion Soup Recipe- a holiday tradition in St. Louis

Some dishes instantly evoke childhood memories.  For most locals over the age of 35, Famous Barr French Onion Soup is definitely one of them.

For decades, the Downtown location of the Famous Barr Department Store was THE holiday destination in St. Louis. Thousands of families, mine included, dressed in their holiday finest to head Downtown to visit Santa Claus, enjoy the magical automated window displays, shop until they drop, and enjoy lunch in the Famous Bar restaurant which almost always included this...

If you grew up in St. Louis, you just salivated.  If you didn't grow up here- this is simply the best french onion soup that you will ever eat!

Big thanks to my client Chelsea for emailing me this prize last night... 

While Famous Barr and the local holiday tradition is long gone, the recipe still exists!  It instantly makes me reminisce about our annual holiday trek Downtown to Famous Barr with my Grandma Dee Dee, who has sadly been gone since 2001.   So tasty, such memories. Enjoy!