From the prosciutto plate to the pork chop, it's hard to go wrong at the acclaimed Louie in Clayton's DeMun neighborhood. But the restaurant's seasonal pasta specials – like sweet potato ravioli or delicate butternut squash agnolotti – are worth planning a trip around in their own right.
In celebration of the height of the growing season, Louie recently introduced a new sweet corn ravioli special, available for a limited time. Executive chef Sean Turner (who was recently crowned U.S. Master of Pasta) highlights the best of late-summer produce in the dish, including local corn from Matt Stuckmeyer in Columbia, Illinois, alongside juicy cherry tomatoes from Keith Biver of Biver Farms in Edwardsville, Illinois, and Tony White (known to many as Tony Tomato).
The housemade ravioli are stuffed with a light yet indulgent filling made with a sweet corn-milk mixture, white polenta, fresh corn kernels, mascarpone and Parmesan. Topped with those juicy heirloom tomatoes and a generous dusting of Parmesan, the dish is a delicious reward for battling through St. Louis' famously humid summers. Pair it with a glass (or two) from owner Matt McGuire's stellar wine list and that famous prosciutto plate (available for a limited time with juicy in-season peaches), and you're well on your way to a perfect summer night.
Louie, 706 DeMun Ave., Clayton, Missouri, 314.300.8188, louiedemun.com