Flying Horse Taproom turns one, National Bao Day, and more: KC’s food and drink events for August 19-25
Monday, August 19
California’s Melville Winery is in the spotlight tonight at Vox Vineyards (19310 Northwest Farley Hampton Road). Melville general manager Kurt Ammann will be on site from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., pouring both current and vintage Melville wines, talking about Melville, and meeting with guests. The event is free; reserve your spot here.
Tuesday, August 20
Chef Joe West of the Savoy at 21c (219 West 19th Street) welcomes chef Rick Mullins from Cafe Sebastienne at the latest dinner in the Savoy’s “The New Midwest” chef series. West and Mullins are collaborating on a five-course wine dinner in the Savoy’s historic dining room that highlights seasonal produce and features meticulously selected wines that complement the two chefs’ dishes. Tickets are $100 a person are available via Eventbrite.
Wednesday, August 21
Learn how to make herb-infused syrups, vinegars, and oils at today’s class, hosted by Sacred Earth Arts at the Upper Level (3931 Washington Street). Attendees will learn how to impart the flavors and health benefits of a variety of herbs and flowers into cooking oils, salad dressings, and finishing oils, as well as how to make syrups and vinegars for cooking and salads. The class is led by herbalist Regina Compernolle and is $37; more information and tickets are available here.
Thursday, August 22
Head over to City Barrel Brewing Company (1740 Holmes Road) for its inaugural seasonal beer dinner. Hosted by executive chef Benjamin Wood and City Barrel co-founder Grant Waner, the five-course meal highlights seasonal produce and ingredients sourced from City Barrel’s regional farmers and producers. One sample course: dry-aged ribeye served with pickled blue oyster mushrooms, beer-garlic mustard, and braised beets, paired with one of City Barrel’s sour beers. The meal is $65 a person, not including tax or gratuity. Call 816-298-7008 to secure your spot.
It’s also National Bao Day. Celebrate these little pockets of love with a trip to Boru Ramen (500 West 75th Street). Boru will be offering its bao for $1 each (limit 4, dine-in only). Come in from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. to get in on the deal.
Flying Horse Taproom (600 East 63rd Street) is celebrating its one-year anniversary with 50 percent off of all flatbreads and the release of a unique beer brewed in collaboration with Casual Animal Brewing Company. Head in starting at 4 p.m. to sample the beer, which is an imperial pale lager named Airspace.
Sunday, August 25
Rye Plaza (4646 J.C. Nichols Parkway) is hosting an End of Summer cocktail party featuring some of Kansas City’s greatest bartending talent, including Rye’s Van Zarr, Kenny Cohrs from the Monarch Bar and Liquid Minded Concepts, and Mike Strohm from the W in Lee’s Summit. From 6 to 9 p.m., enjoy a special cocktail menu along with snacks from Rye’s kitchen. Tickets, which include two drinks and a series of passed snacks, are $45 a person (tax and tip not included) and are available here.
Learn about the art of blending wines at today’s blending class at Amigoni Winery (1505 Genessee Street). Attendees will make their own unique blends of Amigoni wines and vie in a good-spirited competition to see who has created the finest blend. The class runs from 3 to 5 p.m. and is $50; tickets are available via Eventbrite.