L’Ecole Culinaire in St. Louis, Missouri is Closed
Going to School in St. Louis, MO
Nicknamed the “Gateway City” and the “Gateway to the West,” St. Louis, MO is named after King Louis IX of France. The largest metropolitan area in Missouri, St. Louis is bordered by the Mississippi River to the east, and St. Louis County to the north, south, and west.
Famous for its German and French influences, St. Louis is also known for its Victorian past. With such a diverse history, it’s not hard to imagine that St. Louis is home to an eclectic and well-rounded culinary scene.
Like many downtown areas, St. Louis’ downtown district is in the midst of a revitalization project. New lofts, in addition to the St. Louis Cardinals’ Busch Stadium have all been part of this revitalization effort, and have lead to St. Louis winning the World Leadership Award for urban renewal in 2006.
When you attend L”Ecole Culinaire in St. Louis, you’ll always have plenty to do. St. Louis is Baseball City USA because everybody loves to watch the Cardinals play. It’s the “Best Sports City” in the country. The St. Louis Art Museum is world-class, with impressive collections of modern art, European masters and ancient Native American artifacts.
The Missouri History Museum has fascinating exhibits about Lewis and Clark, the Westward migration and the World’s Fair. Union Station has delightful shops and restaurants. The old Fox Theater has been restored, and is a popular venue for concerts and off-Broadway musicals. St. Louis has over a hundred parks, including Forest Park, which is the largest urban park in the world.
Popular attractions in St. Louis include the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, The Hill (a historically Italian neighborhood with many authentic restaurants), and the St. Louis Art Museum, which houses paintings by Picasso, Pissarro, Rembrandt and Van Gogh.