We are so happy for Michael & Tara at Vicia for this acclaim and wish them the best moving forward!
Below is the write up from the EATER article on Vicia:
Tara and Michael Gallina’s remarkable debut restaurant — a modernist dream space of crisp lines; floor-to-ceiling windows; and soothing tones of white, black, and slate with woodsy accents — aims for out-and-out usefulness to its community. Counter-service lunches focus on reasonably priced sandwiches, soup, and quiche. The midday menu tides over hungry souls with charcuterie and pastries. At dinner, the a la carte options center around small plates meticulously anchored in the season and geography. To experience the fullest and most exhilarating breadth of the kitchen’s abilities, order the $85-per-person, 15-course tasting menu. The Gallinas are both alums of Dan Barber’s extraordinary Blue Hill at Stone Barns; Michael Gallina was chef de cuisine there for four years. He channels the Barber aesthetic with an opening sequence of close-to-the-moment vegetables, but the St. Louis native also weaves in some Midwestern witticisms, including fleshy ribs and a bright-orange, breakfast-as-dinner romp of egg yolk, bacon, corn, tomatoes, and cheddar. 4260 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis, (314) 553-9239, viciarestaurant.com