Food & Drink

Move over, pumpkin spice: it’s eggnog season

Where to get your ’nog on in Kansas City

It seems to start earlier and earlier each year: the vast array of pumpkin-spice flavored products. From lattes and granola to soups and beer, you can easily overload on the taste long before it’s time to sit down for a slice of the real thing at Thanksgiving.

Lucky for those who’ve had enough, pumpkin-spice fever is waning to make way for a new seasonal taste—eggnog.  Lots of our local favorites have put eggnog-flavored items on their menus and product lists. Here’s where to get your ’nog fix in Kansas City. Enjoy it while it lasts!

Glacé Artisan Ice Cream, the frosty side of luxury chocolatier Christopher Elbow, is serving up scoops of eggnog ice cream in its parlors in Kansas City and Leawood, where you can also buy cartons of the chilly treat to take home.

Parisi Café locations in Union Station and Leawood’s Park Place should be the go-to for java junkies who crave festive flavor. Their eggnog lattes are especially tasty because they’re made with real eggnog rather than a flavored syrup.

Natasha’s Mulberry & Mott on the Country Club Plaza can always be trusted to produce sugary delights that are as beautiful as they are delicious. Talented chef Natasha Goellner’s 8-inch Eggnog Cake consists of layers of brandy-soaked nutmeg chiffon cake and eggnog pastry cream, all topped with meringue. Order 72 hours in advance for a sweet ending to your holiday dinner parties.

Shatto Milk Company’s ’nog is one Kansas Citians look forward to every year. Drink it by the glass or substitute it for milk to add holiday flavor to your everyday recipes. Eggnog French toast, anyone?

Finally, for bona fide eggnog with a twist, head to Tannin Wine Bar. Although it’s not on the cocktail menu, ask Tannin’s award-winning bartender, Arturo Vera-Felicie, nicely and he might just pour you some of the Puerto Rican-style eggnog (a.k.a. “coquito”) from the bottles he keeps behind the bar for customers who specially request it. The big difference between coquito and the eggnog you’re used to? It’s made with cream of coconut. Vera-Felice makes small batches weekly during holiday season, but once it’s gone it’s gone. Sidle up to the bar and hope you’re one of the lucky few who gets a taste.