Root Food + Wine

Root Food + Wine is a rustic yet elegant, boutique restaurant in the heart of Missouri Wine Country, just up from the Katy Trail, in downtown historic Augusta, Missouri. It offers a locally sourced pre-fix dining experience, either inside the nostalgic 1905 vintage home or outside herb gardens, located on the grounds of Oaks Crossing. 

Root Food + Wine is the fruition of a journey started by Chef Philip Day, 20 years ago. Chef Day's philosophy is to offer warm and gracious service, along with the highest quality of local sustainable produce for his cuisine.

The menu changes frequently with seasonality at the forefront. Guests can choose between a 3, 5, or 7 course or an a la carte experience. Craft beer and cocktail and wine options and pairings will always be available. 

Chef Philip Day

Philip Day is the chef/owner of Root Food + Wine, marking his first solo project in Missouri's Wine Country. Day has worked at the helm of the kitchens, such as Tompkins, The Rack House, and Lake Forest Country Club in St. Charles County, Missouri. Prior to that, he has worked in some of St. Louis's area most notable kitchens, including Cafe de France, Chez Leon, Canoe, Mal Maison, and Niche.

Day's menus showcase a commitment to technique, seasonality, and support of local farms. His food often takes a creative spin on classic dishes. He is a level one with the court of Master Sommeliers and has multiple awards and nominations.

Chef Day lives with his wife Jamie, son Waylon, and daughter Elsie in Marthasville, Missouri. When not in the kitchen, Day is an avid outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman.

A Chef's Story

We are thrilled to have gotten the opportunity to work with Brenden Brooks on a film project all about Root Food + Wine, Chef Philip's journey to becoming a chef and fulfilling his dream of opening up his own restaurant. Brenden did an amazing job showcasing his talent on this documentary. We are very appreciative of his work!