Monthly Archives: January 2013

Restaurant week (cont)

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Restaurant week is technically more than a mere 7 days (thank goodness!) It went for 9. And I went to two more places. And my tummy thanks me.

Second off on the trail was Westport Cafe, a cutesy little place in my fav part of KC. I went with 3 other girls (who are just as adventerous in ordering new food as I am) and we had quite the spread. My 3 course consisted of black truffle pasta (truffle oil could be a whole new post but I have grown to love it!), Atlantic Char atop spinach and green beans with a mustard glaze and espresso pot de creme (again). However, our table held dishes such as fresh Blue Point oysters, escargot (a first), roasted beet & arugula salad, baked ricotta with goat cheese and honey (the best thing on the table, we all agreed), and terrine (another first). Wow, wow, wow. This restaurant definitely impressed.

The last stop was Webster House next to the beautiful Kauffman Center for Performing Arts. This place is so cool! It used to be an old school and has a lot of the original woodwork. Be sure to go if you have not. This dinner gave you an option of either salmon atop a risotto or pork ragu. Both were so very good, I love seeing how different places serve salmon. The appetizer was a choice of potato soup or salad and dessert was creme brulee. Can I just say I got my cream fix for restaurant week? Plus I tried three new stops in this wonderful city. Win-win indeed.

Next on the list, traveling to other cities to try their restaurant weeks, who is with me? 🙂

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Restaurant Week

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This year was the first one where I finally took place in KC’s restaurant week.  We ended up going to The Tavern in Prairie Village which has been around for two years but I had never been.  Restaurant week is something several places around town are a part of and they have a lunch ($15) option or dinner ($30).  There are usually 3 different options for each of the 3 courses.  So we sampled the bruschetta (amazing pesto and balsalmic reduction), filet (atop a potato mound of heaven), and espresso brulee (um, amazing).  While I just ordered the ahi tuna salad (so hard for me to stray away from this since I haven’t been able to create it rare at home).  My salad was so-so, but everything from the 3 course prix fixe was awesome. 

Another new place was El Salvadorean, a place in cute downtown OP.  I got eggs and chorizo with avocado and peppers.  The chorizo was tasty and had just enough spice and was a great change up from normal breakfast food.  Allen tried his first pupusa there! 

Any tips for making Ahi Tuna at home?