As a native of the Chicagoland area, I’d never ventured to Missouri much prior to college and had no idea how beautiful the landscape can be in the Show Me State. Earlier this week, I went just a few miles west of my college town to Rocheport, Mo., a historic town along the Missouri River, and dined at the Les Bourgeois Winery. I’ve been to the winery a few times before for Greek socials, but this was my first time having lunch at the Blufftop Bistro (the photo at left is the view from our table). The weather was exceptionally warm and sunny, so we sat outside and enjoyed the view and great cuisine.
I had the quiche, the ingredients of which changes daily, and had a cup of their New England Clam Chowder, while my boyfriend had a drool-inducing burger with macaroni and gouda cheese as a side. I highly recommend both options, which were exceptionally yummy and priced reasonably at $8 and $10. After lunch we went down to the bluff and took in the view of the Missouri River (pictured below).
After lunch, we drove through Rocheport’s historic downtown and were tickled by the charming houses, shops, and stunning trees (as pictured below). Rocheport is a great place not only for wine, but for antique hunting and it also has access to Missouri’s Katy Trail. If you’re in Missouri and need a quick getaway, try Rocheport for a day-trip and experience the feel of the country.