Best of KC 2020: The Restaurant at 1900’s devilish desserts dauntingly deceive diners
This month, we published The Pitch’s annual Best of Kansas City issue. You can browse the results of the readers’ poll here. The issue also included a list, compiled and written by our editorial staff, of some of our current favorite things about Kansas City in 2020. We’ll be publishing these items online throughout November.
Elizabeth Paradise’s desserts will deceive you. The plates appear simple—a small plate of cookies that look like they could have come out of a grandma’s kitchen, a dish of panna cotta—but they are so well executed that on second glance you realize that they are essentially perfect. That simple dish of panna cotta? The incredibly fresh flavor comes from lime curd, and a cantaloupe-peppercorn granita adds depth and spice. Paradise favors desserts that are familiar, like apple tarts, ice cream, and cheesecake. Yet her brilliance lies in executing these dishes so well that they are reliably going to not only be so beautiful they almost look fake, but they will taste like the best version of that dish you’ve ever had.
The Restaurant at 1900
1900 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Mission Woods, KS, 66205