Game of Thrones night at Boulevard, a rare dinner at Swordfish Tom’s, and more: KC’s food and drink events: April 8-14
Wednesday, April 10
Game of Thrones fans should make a point to visit the Boulevard Tours and Rec Center (2534 Madison Avenue) for Wednesday’s Game of Thrones-themed Barrel-Aged Happy Hour. For $25 (not including tax and fees), enjoy a selection of four of Boulevard’s best beers, plus lemon cakes, pigeon pies, and a charcuterie board. Buy your tickets here.
Thursday, April 11
Story (3931 West 69th Terrace) is hosting a four-course wine dinner featuring selections from Northern California’s Ridge Vineyards. (Katie Blakely, regional manager of the vineyard, will be on hand to guide the pairings.) Among the dishes on the menu are fresh capellini pasta with
pancetta, fava beans, olives, and smoked tomato (paired with Three Valleys, Sonoma County 2016); and beef ribeye
with fingerling potatoes and spinach with chimichurri sauce (Lytton Springs, Sonoma County 2016). The meal is $95 a person (exclusive of tax and gratuity). Make reservations online here or by calling 913-236-9955.
Saturday, April 13
Get serious about making cinnamon rolls today at Dolce Bakery (3930 West 69th Terrace). Attendees will learn how to properly make, proof, and bake cinnamon roll dough like a pro. The course includes instruction as well as materials, including an offset spatula, rolling pin, bench knife, bowl scraper, ingredients and the official Dolce recipe. The class runs from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and tickets are $125. Pick those up here.
Visit Webster House (1644 Wyandotte Street) between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. today for a tea service featuring three distinct seasonal teas, which will be served alongside a spring buffet. The menu includes spring asparagus and goat cheese crostini with local honey, crab and avocado deviled eggs, a Boursin & Blue savory cheesecake with fresh spring herbs, open-faced Caprese tea sandwiches, macarons, berry tartlets, and more. The service is $30 for adults and $15 for children (exclusive of tax and tip). Reservations are required; call 816-800-8820.
Get in on a crawfish boil and patio party today that celebrates the one-year anniversary of Tribe Street Kitchen (316 Delaware Street). From 2 to 6 p.m., feast on crawfish, corn and potatoes and sample the new Mexicali Ale that Tribe — a house beer — that Tribe is releasing at this event. Tickets are $20 and include a beer plus the boil; additional drinks and food are available for purchase. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.
The Dialogue Institute of Kansas City (4215 Shawnee Drive) is hosting a Turkic Food Festival today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees will get to try more common offerings like gyro and baklava, as well as more difficult-to-find items like lakmajun (Turkish pizza), stuffed flatbread, and Turkish cakes. There is no attendance fee for this event.
Sunday, April 14
Tonight presents a rare opportunity to eat at Swordfish Tom’s (210 West 19th Ter), Jill Cockson’s celebrated craft cocktail bar in the Crossroads. The event, “Sunday Funday,” features cocktails, dinner, desserts, and prizes, and benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Tickets are $100 a person (not including gratuity) and are very limited. Pick those up here.
The Russian Heritage Foundation (13000 West 67th Street) is hosting a Russian-American Festival today from 3 to 7 p.m. The event features arts and crafts, fresh Russian-style baked goods, music, and more. There is no admission fee.
Visit The Better Cheddar (604 West 48th Street) tonight from 7-9 p.m. for its Spring Wine and Cheese tasting, which features a number of great cheeses from its collection (as well as its back room reserve), plus a selection of paired wines and accompaniments including pickles and spreads. Tickets are $50, and are available via Eventbrite.