Thanksgiving prep classes, a Korean pop-up in Waldo, and more of KC’s best food and drink events this week
Monday, November 18
Chef Pam Liberda and bartender Darrell Loo are presenting a multi-course, family-style dinner tonight at Waldo Thai (8431 Wornall Road). The meal, which includes a welcome cocktail and drink pairings, includes dishes like shrimp and lobster wonton soup, bay scallops in red curry, and beef with coconut panang curry. The four-course meal is $57 a person (not including gratuity); pick up tickets here.
Tuesday, November 19
Down in the Hey Hey Club at J. Rieger & Co. Distillery (2700 Guinotte Road), bartender Ryan Maybee will be hosting a holiday cocktail class. Learn how to make (and sample) three batch holiday cocktails as you snack on bites prepared by chef Marita Swift. Recipe cards will be available to take home following the event. Tickets for the class are $60 per person; add a bottle of limited-edition J. Rieger & Co. whiskey for $35 more. Learn more via Eventbrite.
Thursday, November 21
Chefs Joe West and Nick Vella of the Savoy at 21c (219 West 9th Street) are hosting a four-course, French harvest-inspired meal tonight featuring wines from Beaujolais Nouveau. Dishes including escargot tortellini with maître d’ hôtel butter, French onion tart with fresh thyme, beef cheek bourgogne, chicken coq a vin, and more. The meal is $100 per person, not including tax or gratuity; reserve your seat with a small deposit via Eventbrite.
Restless Spirits Distilling (109 East 18th Avenue) is hosting a “pies and pours” tasting event tonight. Attendees can sample three seasonal craft cocktails paired with a variety of pies from the Little Store & Cafe. Tickets also include a distillery tour and 25 percent off of all bottles of spirits. Tickets are $25 a person and can be purchased here.
The Crossroads Hotel (2101 Central Avenue) is hosting the Helping Hops Nanobrew Festival tonight from 5–7:30 p.m. It features beers from home brewers as well as local breweries, all in an effort to benefit Hope Lodge, which provides lodging to cancer patients undergoing treatment and their families. Each ticket is $20 and includes admission and unlimited beer tastings. Food is available for purchase, and a suite of prizes will be put up for auction. Learn more and buy tickets here.
Friday, November 22
Teaming up tonight at Dodson’s Bar and Commons (7438 Wornall Road): Jeremy Danner, brand ambassador for 4 Hands Brewing Company and Korean restaurant Sura Eats. Enjoy beers from 4 Hands while sampling dishes not available at Sura Eats’ stand at Parlor Food Hall, including kimchi cheese fries, stir-fried Korean-style blood sausage, and Korean popcorn chicken or tofu. The pop-up runs from 6–9 p.m.
Saturday, November 23
From 2:30–4 p.m., certified sommelier Taylor Tantillo will be hosting a Thanksgiving-themed wine class at Bluestem (900 Westport Road). Learn about how to pair your wines with holiday meals while sampling six unique wines and savory snacks from Bluestem’s kitchen. The class is $65 a person, and tickets can be purchased via Tock.
In KCK, the Strawberry Hill Museum (720 North 4th Street) is holding its first-ever cooking class. Befitting the area’s Croatian heritage, it’s a pierogi-themed course. For $35, attendees will receive a demonstration and leave with at least two dozen pierogies to fry up or boil at home. Purchase your tickets from the Strawberry Hill Museum’s website.
Limitless Brewing (9765 Widmer Road) is celebrating its 1st birthday today in Lenexa starting at noon. Get in on special beer releases, food from the Wiener Wagon and Yummylicious Cookies, as well as live music.