Easter brunch, a Waldo seafood boil, and more: KC’s food and drink events for April 15-21
Monday, April 15
Waldo Thai (8431 Wornall Road) and Crane Brewing Company are teaming up tonight for a generous, one-off seafood boil. Chefs Pam Liberda and Kevin Foster are preparing several seafood courses, which will be paired with beer from Crane and cocktails by Darrell Loo and Mari Matsumoto. One sample dish: crispy panko soft shell crab, served with with granny smith apple, red onion, cilantro, scallion, carrot, mint, lettuce, and spicy tamarind dressing (pictured). The dinner is $100 a person (not including taxes or fees); pick your tickets up via Eventbrite.
From 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tom’s Town (1701 Main Street) is celebrating the release of its latest spirit, the Double Oaked Bourbon, a “warm and spicy bourbon with notes of maple, butterscotch and honey.” Each $50 ticket includes a signed 750 ml bottle of the booze, cocktails and light bites. Pick up tickets here.
Wednesday, April 17
Pop in to the Boulevard Tours and Rec Center (2534 Madison Avenue) for a guided tasting featuring five Boulevard beers and a series of cheeses chosen to pair with those beers. Tickets are $15 (not including fees) and can be purchased through Peek.
Sunday, April 21
It’s Easter, and you can rely on Bristol, Capital Grille, Pierpont’s, Stock Hill, and Eddie V’s for the carving stations and cold bars you’re after. Here are a few notable standouts though, including the luxe and spendy, beer-oriented, and unique.
City Barrel Brewing Company (1740 Holmes) is putting on its first Easter brunch, and it’s promising a special, one-time menu as well as specials on its Day Drinker beer and cocktails including Bloody Marys and palomas.
This is one of the few days of the year that the American (200 East 25th Street) is open to the public, and chef Andrew Longres won’t disappoint. A multi-course menu, which includes dishes like ricotta gnocchi, green asparagus, parmesan and herbs; slow poached halibut, carrot, peas, pea blossoms, dry vermouth; and meyer lemon curd, buttermilk granita, earl grey and graham cracker, among others. It is $75 for adults or $25 for children. Reservations are available from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and can be made by calling 816-245-7331.
A good option for families considering all of the other activities on Easter at Union Station is Harvey’s at Union Station (30 West Pershing Road). It’s offering a large buffet with prime rib and glazed ham carving stations, a cold bar with smoked salmon and peel-and-eat shrimp, and much more. It’s $30 for adults and $16 for kids. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-460-2274 for reservations.
Tavernonna (106 West 12th Street) is also offering its version of the Easter buffet, with a Bellini bar, carving stations, make-your-own benedicts, a variety of salads, and a breakfast spread. Call 816-346-4410 or visit Open Table for reservations.