Stone Soup Cottage Offers Special Parties and Six-Course Menu

Chef Carl McConnell and his wife, Nancy, searched for many years to find the perfect location to open their intimate, fine-dining restaurant. Nestled in the heart of historic Cottleville, Stone Soup Cottage took root in 2009, and Carl and Nancy opened their doors, set their tables and welcomed their diners into a unique culinary world to explore—one that changes every 30 days. 

Stone Soup Cottage is open to the public only a few nights a week, offering a six-course tasting menu and wine flights. It offers just one seating of up to 40 guests and one seasonal tasting menu a night. The prix fixe menu changes every month and offers an opportunity to embrace classically prepared European fare, focusing on the regions of southern France and northern Italy.

Coined the hardest reservation to secure in the area, Stone Soup Cottage brings seasonal elegance, hospitality and fine, French-inspired cuisine to guests night after night.

Stone Soup Cottage is open for dinner Thursday through Saturday evenings. Due to the intimate atmosphere of the cottage, space is limited to 10 guests or less per table. 

However, with Thanksgiving and other special, seasonal gathering dates around the corner, Carl reminds that October is a perfect time to secure reservations for holiday and company parties for Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evenings. A private group meal on one of these three evenings must include 15 or more guests, and providing a least a week’s notice will enhance various date selection availability. 

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Looking for an authentic, something-different, true-foodie place to dine this fall season? On Sept. 20, 2013, Stone Soup Cottage relocated to the Wiese Farm, approximately one mile away from its original location. It was the next logical step for this farm-to-fork restaurant to be located on the very property that supplies the majority of their produce. The McConnells then purchased 6 1/2 acres overlooking the fields and ponds. The current restaurant sits on the exact location where the Wiese Family barn stood. The original 1930s barn was carefully dismantled piece-by-piece and repurposed in the new structure.

“It was important to use as much of the original barn into the new home of Stone Soup Cottage once it was learned the barn could not be saved,” Carl says. 

Stone Soup Cottage guests now experience an intimate dining approach while enjoying breathtaking views of surrounding farm.