Birthdays at Ça Va and Tannin, fermentation discussions, and more: KC’s food and drink events for February 25-March 3

Monday, February 25

Opt for a Tequila Ocho dinner at Waldo Thai (8431 Wornall). Chefs Pam Liberda and Kevin Foster, and mixologist Darrell Loo, will be creating a four-course meal with drink pairings (the third course being a family-style meal with multiple options). On the menu: roasted lemongrass and coriander chicken with spicy jaew sauce, sliced scallop with lime and Thai chili garlic lime dressing, and fried Pompano with Tequila Ocho-induced ssäm rod sauce, and more. The meal is $50 a person including tax but not gratuity. Learn more and pick up your tickets via Eventbrite

Tuesday, February 26

Corvino Supper Club & Tasting Room (1830 Walnut Street) is hosting the latest of its series of Raven’s Nest Wine Dinners beginning tonight at 6:30 p.m. The five-course meal highlights wines from Napa Valley’s Storybrook Mountain and is hosted by winemaker Dr. Jerry Seps and chef Michael Corvino. Among the dishes on the menu are a scallop tostada with sour mango, avocado, habañero and black lime; short-rib steak with confit shallots and béarnaise; and garrotxa (Catalan goat cheese) with smoked blackberry pâte de fruit for dessert. The meal is $122 per person (tax and gratuity included) and is currently sold out, but waitlist spots are available here.

Or, from 5 to 9 p.m., you can head to Mission Taco Joint in the Crossroads (409 East 18th Street) for a Taco Tuesday night, with 20 percent of all proceeds going to Wayside Waifs, the nonprofit animal shelter located in South Kansas City. In addition to tacos, there will also be a pet-themed cocktail on the menu.

Thursday, February 28

One of Kansas City’s most celebrated bars, Ça Va (4149 Pennsylvania Avenue), specializing in bubbles and bites, turns five years old today. There’s no more appropriate way to celebrate than with wine, and bottle specials will be available throughout the weekend. Reservations are recommended, particularly for guests who want to come in during live music hours from 9 to 11 p.m. Reserve your seats here

EJ’s Urban Eatery (1414 West 9th Street) and Crane Brewing Company are coming together for a specialty paired dinner at EJ’s that begins at 6 p.m. Four courses with beer will be available. A couple of sample courses: grilled octopus
with andouille sausage and black-eyed pea ragout (paired with Tea Weiss), and smoked duck will be served topped with elote relish, gochijang aioili and grilled naan bread (Gooseberry Gose). Themeal is $54.95 a person, and tickets can be purchased here.

Friday, March 1

Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen (1526 Walnut Street) is also celebrating a birthday — its eighth — and will have happy hour going all night long. This includes $2 off all glasses of wine, plus the happy hour menu, which includes a selection of cheese boards, charcuterie, and bites available from 4 p.m. to midnight.

Saturday, March 2

Learn about the world of fermentation at the Kemper Museum of Art and Cafe Sebastienne (4420 Warwick Boulevard). First, at 6 p.m. a panel discussion with writer/activist Sandor Katz, artist and fermentation experimentalist S.E. Nash, and Café Sebastienne executive chef Rick Mullins dives into the topic, then, at 7 p.m. a multi-course dinner follows. The panel discussion is free to attend, and the dinner is $65 a person, which does include gratuity and tax, though not beverages, which are available for purchase on-site. For more information, visit the Kemper’s website.