Food and Drink

Three Beer and Wine Dinners You Won’t Want to Miss

Mark your calendar: April is full of opportunities to enjoy delicious dishes paired with wine and beer.

Bring your appetite to The Jacobson on Thursday, April 3, where you’ll find five delicious courses from executive chef Chadd Williams and executive sous chef Adam Ransdell served with six featured beers from Stone Brewing Co. The $65 meal starts off with Prince Edward Island mussels and a Stone IPA and ends with a blackberry mousse paired with a Double Bastard brew. Let the other delicious courses come as a very pleasant surprise.

Photo via Stone Beer Co.’s Facebook page.

Slow Food Kansas City is partnering with Blue Bird Bistro on Tuesday, April 8, for can’t-miss spring wine dinner. Naturally vino and food from local producers are being showcased, including wine from Jowler Creek Vineyard, Amigoni Urban Winery, Westphalia Vineyards and Somerset Ridge Vineyard and Winery paired with courses like tasty Oatie Ranch oat-fed beef tenderloin with a fresh herb macerated berry, feta and pecan brittle. The menu also includes several vegetarian options. Just make your reservation for the dinner ($55 for Slow Food members, $65 for non-members) soon—limited seating is available and April 4 is the last day to make reservations.

Local drinks also take center stage at I-70 Showdown III, which pits Boulevard, Free State, KC Bier Co. and Schalfly beers against each other over four courses at Beer Kitchen. Which brewery will reign supreme? With a menu featuring halibut cheeks, roasted quail, lamb shank and a duo of vanilla cake with mascarpone mousse, the food may well be the evening’s true standout. Call (816) 389-4180 to reserve a spot at the dinner on Monday, April 14.