Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Unveils The Dining Experience Winter Menu
Executive Chef Laura Comer launches seasonal menu in time for holiday performances at the Kauffman Center
Kansas City, MO (Dec. 5, 2019) – The Dining Experience, located inside the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, launched its new winter menu on Dec. 5, just in time for the Kauffman Center’s holiday season of performances. In her third year at Kauffman Center, Executive Chef Laura Comer continues to feature fresh, locally sourced ingredients in each of the 14 dishes offered on the menu.
Executive Chef Comer’s winter menu includes classic dishes like Wild Mushroom Gnocchi, Carrot Ginger Soup, and Pan Seared Duck Breast, while incorporating more adventurous plates including Burrata and Orange Roasted Beet Salad and Potato Crusted Halibut. For the final course, Chef Comer showcases her previous experience as a pastry chef to create house made desserts, including Churros, Sticky Toffee Pudding, and Brown Butter Tart.
Executive Chef Comer’s Dining Experience winter menu launches on Thursday, Dec. 5 in the Founders’ Lounge, located inside the south doors on level two of the Kauffman Center. Guests are invited to choose one selection from each of the three courses provided for $39 per person.
The Dining Experience also offers an overture menu of lighter fare, a selection of seasonal craft cocktails and a diverse collection of wines and spirits. The Dining Experience is available for all guests and visitors prior to most performances. Walk-in diners can be seated at café tables and at the bar for small plates and cocktails. Reservations are required for the three-course dinner menu. For more information and menus, visit kauffmancenter.org/dining.
The Dining Experience at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Winter 2019 Menu
Flavors change daily
House Made Spreads
Tapenade, Herbed Goat Cheese, Farm to Market Crackerbreads, Naan
Cheese & Charcuterie Board
Fruit, Local Honey, Giardiniera, House Mustard, Crostini
Chef’s Selection of Seasonal Desserts
Carrot Ginger Soup
Coconut Crème, Citrus Lace
Burrata and Orange Roasted Beet Salad
Orange and Grapefruit Supremes, White Balsamic Reduction, Pine Nuts, Basil
Baby Bib Bouquet Salad
Watercress, Radish, Kumquat, Candied Walnuts, Green Goddess Dressing
Wild Mushroom Gnocchi
Sherry Cream, Fine Herbs, Parmesan
Potato Crusted Halibut
Honeyed Carrot, Pearl Onion, Sauce Vierge, Chervil
Pan Seared Duck Breast
Celery Root Purée, Herb Salad, Cranberry Gastrique
Hatfield Ranch Beef Striploin
Crispy Pommes Pavé, Sauce Au Poivre
Spanish Hot Chocolate, Dulce de Leche, Crème Chantilly
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Spiced Orange Gel, Dates, Toffee, Cream Cheese Ice Cream
Brown Butter Tart
Brandy Poached Pears, Rooibos Tea Gel, Oatmeal Tuile, Black Currant Crème Fraiche Ice Cream
About The Dining Experience at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
The Dining Experience at the Kauffman Center offers modern American cuisine prior to most evening performances at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The Dining Experience has a seasonal three-course dinner menu for $39 per person, as well as a selection of small plates. Guests may enjoy a seasonal craft cocktail and curated wine selection. Reservations are required for the three-course dinner menu. Walk-in dining is available at café tables and at the bar for small plates and cocktails. For reservations, call (816) 994-7222 or visit kauffmancenter.org/dining. For more information and menus, visit kauffmancenter.org/dining.
About Executive Chef Laura Comer
Executive Chef Laura Comer brings a wealth of fine dining history to her work at the Kauffman Center, where she has led the culinary team since fall of 2016. Her background includes time with well-known local establishments including Bluestem, Justus Drugstore and Treat America. The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association named Comer its 2018 “Chef of the Year.” Comer is a Kansas City native and graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory. She holds an A.O.S. in Culinary Arts and Le Cordon Bleu Diploma from The California School of Culinary Arts.
About the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – a major not-for-profit center for music, opera, theater and dance designed by Moshe Safdie – opened in 2011. Serving as a cultural cornerstone for Kansas City and the region, the Kauffman Center delivers extraordinary and diverse performing arts experiences. Honored as one of the World’s 15 Most Beautiful Concert Halls, the Kauffman Center attracts some of the world’s most renowned performers and entertainers.
Through educational outreach programs and community enrichment, the Kauffman Center supports Kansas City as a cultural destination. More information on the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is available at kauffmancenter.org.
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