Taste • St. LouisThe short list of small plates complements the cocktails at Taste. These light bruschetta are terrific with In a Pickle (gin, St-Germain, Velvet Falernum, lime juice, dill and cucumber). Fast Hors d'Oeuvres
Preheat the oven to 350°. Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet and brush on both sides with olive oil. Bake for about 10 minutes, until golden brown. Rub the hot toasts on one side with the garlic clove.
In a large skillet, heat the 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the carrots, cover and cook over moderate heat, tossing a few times, until golden brown and just tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the butter and lemon juice. Add the mint and season with salt and pepper. Top the toasts with the carrot mixture and serve.