Leftovers: Breadsticks, menus, and hirings

Here are some random newsy items from my reporter’s notebook.

Farm to Market Launches Line of Breadsticks 

The Farm to Market Bread Company recently introduced a new line of Grissini Torinesi — traditional Italian-style breadsticks. The grissini will be made by Claudio Cantore, a third-generation baker who emigrated to the United States from Italy in 1974 and served as an early mentor to Farm to Market founder Mark Friend.

“I’m really proud we can offer Claudio’s Grissini,” Friend says. “He’s just such a master at the
traditional Italian style. I think our Kansas City bread lovers are in for a real treat.”

The three varieties — kalamata olive, sun-dried tomato, and herb, can be found at the Cosentino’s in Brookside, Marsh’s Sunfresh, as well as select Hen House, Price Chopper, and Hy-Vee stores. 

City Tavern’s New Menu

City Tavern has launched a new fall menu that features a pasta section with a daily special, the goat cheese stuffed tortellini with sweat peas, sweet potato ravioli with duck confit, and risotto with roasted fall vegetables. One of the most interesting additions should be “Harry’s Oysters,” roasted oysters with brie and champagne.

In addition to the new offerings, an old standby — chicken fried steak — is returning to the lunch menu. There are two new desserts as well: maple creme brulee with walnut shortbread cookies and french toast bread pudding with caramel ice cream and caramel sauce.

Categories: Dining, Food & Drink