A meal with Lidia Bastianich, plus the rest of this week’s food and drink events
Tuesday, November 14
Glenmorangie brand ambassador Dan Crowell will be at Rye (10551 Mission Road, Leawood) tonight for a four-course dinner featuring selections from the legendary maker of Scotch whisky. Executive chef Ryan Williams has developed a menu of some rich fall offerings to match with the spirit: Courses include glazed veal sweetbreads with pomegranate and chervil, and a roasted quail with root vegetables. The dinner is $125 a person, including tax and gratuity. Tickets are still available here. Call 913-642-5800 for more information.
Wednesday, November 15
To fete her new cookbook, Celebrate Like an Italian, Lidia Bastianich will be on hand at Lidia’s Kansas City (101 West 22nd Street) tonight to host a four-course dinner, mingle with guests and sign copies of their books. Among the options you can choose from: pear-and-pecorino ravioli, heritage pork shank with barley risotto, and pappardelle with beef guazzetto. The dinner is $55 a person, with wine pairings available for an additional $30 (not including tax or gratuity). Call 816-221-3722 for reservations.
Thursday, November 16
Tonight’s wine dinner at Michael Smith (1900 Main) will feature the wines of one of Sonoma County’s first female winemakers, Merry Edwards. Brand ambassador Robert L. Bond will be hosting the event, which will feature six wines and five courses. One sample course: a filet of beef with bacon spaetzle in a plum demi glace, served with Merry Edwards’ Meredith pinot noir (2014). The dinner is $150 a person, exclusive of tax or gratuity. Call 816-842-2202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
If tequila is more your fancy, you can opt for the Tequila Ocho Dinner at EJ’s Urban Eatery (1414 West Ninth Street). Sixty bucks (excluding tax or gratuity) will get you four courses (including oysters, octopus, duck confit and churros) with tequila pairings. Call 816-491-8262 or email email@example.com for reservations.
If not wine or tequila, maybe you’re feeling Caffé Amaro, the coffee liqueur made by J. Rieger & Company Distillery with Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters. Thou Mayest (419 East 18th Street) is hosting an “Amaro Essentials sip and learn” tonight to teach attendees about the spirit and how to use it. Your $10 ticket includes three sample cocktails. More information and tickets are available via Eventbrite.
Friday, November 17
Scooter’s Coffee is opening its newest location today at 7621 Shawnee Mission Parkway in Overland Park. In honor of the opening, all proceeds today will be going to the Victory Project, a Sporting KC-affiliated charity which benefits children with cancer. The shop will also be hosting T-shirt, mug and gift-card giveaways all day.
Saturday, November 18
Crane Brewing Company is collaborating today from noon to 3 p.m. with Tapcade (1735 Swift Avenue) for coffee and doughnuts. Tapcade plans to “randall” (essentially, infuse) Benetti’s Coffee into Crane’s Omar Porter, then serve it with DoughBoy’s doughnuts.