A Stag party, a Salvador Dali dinner, and more of the week’s best food and drink events
What to do between October 21 and October 27.
Monday, October 21
Yard beer lovers, unite: Stag Beer is hosting a special stop tonight on its Stay Gold promotional tour at the Campground (1531 Genessee Street). Plenty of Stag beer will be available, plus cocktail and food specials and live music from local bands Mild Cats and Fullbloods. The party begins at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, October 22
Renowned winemaker Anne Dashe will be on hand tonight for a multi-course wine dinner featuring wines from Dashe Cellers at Novel (1927 McGee Street). The meal features dishes including steamed buns stuffed with blue crab, apple, celery, and seaweed (paired with 2018 Chenin Blanc, Concrete Cuvee) and American Wagyu Beef Salad with oyster mushrooms and lemongrass dressed in bone marrow vinaigrette and smoked soy sauce (2016 Cabernet Sauvignon). The meal is $68 a person, not including tax and tip. Call 816-221-0785 for a seat.
Thursday, October 24
Wines from Johnson County’s Stone Pillar Vineyard & Winery will be featured at tonight’s Fork and Bottle chef’s table dinner at Parker at the Fontaine (901 West 48th Place). The meal features a welcome cocktail, two passed appetizers, and a three-course paired meal. Advance tickets are $50 per person (not including tax and gratuity), or $60 if purchased the day of the event. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.
Friday, October 25
Rarely seen original artwork by surrealist artist Salvador Dali will be excavated from Hallmark’s private art collection and displayed tonight at The American‘s (200 East 25th Street). Dinner with Dali event. It features a coursed dinner (prepared by chef Andrew Longres) inspired by the parts of the world where Dali lived and worked. Hallmark curator Erin Dodson will present the artwork during the meal and describe each piece’s history. The meal is $110 per person, inclusive of gratuity but not tax. Call 816-245-7331 to reserve your spot.
If you’re feeling in the mood for something completely different, head over to City Barrel Brewing Company (1740 Holmes Road) for the Great Pumpkin Smash. Ten bucks gets you a pour of one of City Barrel’s beers and a pumpkin to smash on site or take home.
Saturday, October 26
From 3 to 7 p.m., Green Dirt Farm (1099 Welt Street, Weston) is hosting the Cheers to Cheese beer-and-cheese pairing festival. Local breweries and cheese makers/purveyors are teamed up in an effort to create the best cheese pairings: City Barrel Brewing with the Better Cheddar, Blackberry Farm Brewery with Blackberry Farm Dairy, Crane Brewing with Edgewood Creamery, plus several others. Tickets are $35 a person (or $15 for designated drivers), and include samples of each of the eight paired teams. Additional food products both from Green Dirt Farm, as well as other purveyors, will be available at the festival. Learn more and pick up tickets here.
Casa Somerset Bed and Breakfast and Organic Farm (16315 W 287th Street, Paola) is hosting a specialty dinner tonight. On the menu: Schenker Family Farms Italian sausage with sweet potatoes and peppers, herbed focaccia, and lobster and shrimp gnocchi with garlic parmesan cream sauce, among other dishes. The meal is BYOB. Seats are $39 a person, not including gratuity. Email email@example.com or call 913-557-9288 to secure your seat.
Sip on a specialty fall cocktail (alcoholic or not) while learning to decorate Halloween cookies from one of the city’s brightest pastry talents at today’s Spooky Boozy Cookie Class at Rye Plaza (4646 J.C. Nichols Parkway). Each ticket is $30 and includes the cocktail and eight cookies to decorate. Reserve your spot here.
Sunday, October 27
Messner Bee Farm (8301 Westridge Road, Raytown) is hosting a special farm brunch today that runs from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy lots of treats featuring the farm’s fresh honey, as well as coffee from Cuento Coffee. No tickets are necessary.
Woodyard Bar-B-Q (3001 Merriam Lane) is host to today’s Fall Swing Oktoberfest, an offshoot of the Strawberry Swing craft festival. The event will feature Woodyard’s much-loved barbecue, lots of local beer, and crafts from Strawberry Swing’s makers. No tickets are necessary; the event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.