Lidia Bastianich will be in KC to celebrate her restaurant’s 15th anniversary

  • Bastianich’s latest book will be out in October.

Lidia Bastianich, the Italian grandmother you always wished you had, will be in town on Wednesday, September 4, for a celebration of her restaurant’s 15th anniversary in the Freight House building. Bastianiach will host the four-course dinner at Lidia’s (101 W. 22nd St.) that runs from 5 to 9 p.m. After the dinner is over, David George and A Crooked Mile will be playing in a tent outside.

The meal (full menu here) starts with antipasti: house-curred salumi, roasted peppers and fresh mozzarella. After that, you can have wild mushroom and barley soup, grilled octopus or crispy veal sweetbreads. The third course has the pasta-tasting menu (including risotto with Maine lobster), a roasted heritage pork loin stuffed with bourbon-soaked prunes, or veal osso bucco. Wrap up with Limoncello tiramisu, pumpkin budino or chocolate chestnut torta. The dinner is $60 per person (an additional wine pairing of Bastianich wines is $30). Call 816-221-3722 to make a reservation.

Categories: Dining, Food & Drink