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