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New Restaurant and Bar Concept Arrives at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel

Named after the Architect of the Gateway Arch, Eero's Reflects St. Louis Culture Both On and Off the Plate

ST. LOUIS, MO. July 20, 2017 - To get an authentic experience of St. Louis, travelers only have to arrive at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel. Here, the cityís history and traditions infuse everything, from the recently renovated event space to the hotelís community engagement. The most tantalizing example, however, may just be its newest restaurant: Eeroís, which specializes in contemporary American cuisine with a decidedly Midwestern twist.

Formerly known as Norahís Crafted Food & Spirits, Eeroís owes its new nomenclature to Eero Saarinen, the early 20th-century Finnish-American architect. Saarinen was the visionary behind St. Louisí Gateway Arch as well as other notable structures like the Washington Dulles International Airport.

As a name, Eeroís is particularly apt: The design of this restaurant near the St. Louis Airport incorporates nods to the cityís biggest traditions, including the soulfulness of the Blues, the camaraderie of the regional breweries and the innovation of the aerospace industry.

As a result, guests find themselves engaged with the restaurant before they even look at a menu. This is a place that invites you to pull up a seat and strike up a conversation. Itís the kind of place where you can make new friends or reconnect with old ones, learn something new and soak up that legendary Midwestern friendliness.

Of course, visitors may need to take a break from socializing once the food arrives. Further distinguishing itself among restaurants near Lambert Airport, Eeroís showcases local ingredients within its often hearty and always savory dishes. Guests can sit down to a St. Louis pork steak or crawfish au gratin if they crave stick-to-your-ribs fare. Or they can try a roasted-beet kale salad if theyíre in the mood for something lighter. Whatever one orders, each dish offers a taste of the areaís culinary traditions Ė and ingredients Ė that leaves everyone hungry for more.

Complementing the menu is a selection of indulgent desserts (think salted-caramel bread pudding) as well as locally sourced craft beers that are available on tap. Breweries like 2nd Shift Brewing, Broadway Brewery, 4 Hands Brewing and others enjoy pride of place on the menu.

Guests can also order a flight of beers for the sort of edification that pairs well with dinner, or they can opt for something stronger: Eeroís offers a wide range of regional whiskeys. Also on the menu is specialty coffee by the St. Louis company, Kaldiís, and an international wine list.

True to its Midwestern sensibilities, Eeroís doesnít just stop at a mouthwatering menu. It also creates a sense of place through curated events. Guests can try one of the daily punch rituals made with local spirits, grab a table during one of the weekly performances by local musicians or drop in during a monthly meet-and-greet with the local art community. Like its menu and ambience, the events at Eeroís invite visitors to sit back and simply enjoy.

About the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel

At the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel, visitors encounter a unique blend of contemporary luxury and Midwestern hospitality. Convenience informs much of oneís stay, from the complimentary shuttle service to and from the St. Louis airport, which is located just a mile away, to the high-speed Wi-Fi, on-site parking, fitness center and indoor and seasonal outdoor pools. Luxury, meanwhile, appears in the details of this St. Louis, Missouri hotel, which features pillow-top mattresses, flat-screen televisions, ergonomic desks and a Club Lounge. Indulgence also awaits at Eeroís, where local ingredients are transformed into tempting, modern American dishes. Additionally, the hotel offers more than 37,000 square feet of recently renovated event space for meetings and occasions that are as unforgettable as the rest of oneís stay.

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Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel
9801 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, Missouri 63134

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