Where to eat and drink this month
Rye is serving up Soul Food for a reception and dinner on September 6 with culinary historian and James Beard Award-winning author Adrian Miller, who recently penned a book on Soul Food featuring recipes as well as a look at the history and relevance of traditional dishes. Rye will be making fried chicken and peach cobbler based on the recipes in his book, which is included in the cost of dinner.
Get sour at Bridger’s Bottle Shop during its Day of Sours on September 6, featuring rare tappings every hour from noon to 4 p.m., a Crane Brewing Table and food specials from a whole roasted pig.
Wine fans will want to make sure to reserve a spot at Top of the Hill, The American’s five-course wine dinner with Chappellet Winery pairings from the vineyard’s master sommelier. Try the world-class wines alongside chef Michael Corvino’s menu September 10 for $125 per person.
Of course stellar Italian is on the menu at Jasper’s. Head to the restaurant on September 15 for a taste of local heirloom garlic at a dinner collaboration between chef Jasper Mirabile and heirloom garlic producer Gary Verhaeghe of Coffee Creek Ranch. Featured dishes? Pasta aglio olio and chicken with 40 cloves of garlic, just to name a few.
On September 17, oenophiles can sip the ultra-premium wines of Long Shadows, a collection created by winemakers from the world’s leading wine regions, at a four-course dinner at Pierpont’s. Try not to salivate over the menu including stuffed quail with lamb-feta sausage, brioche, butternut squash and blackberry compote paired with Saggi, a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
Beer more your speed? Never fear, September won’t disappoint thanks to the KC Beer Fest September 27 in the Power & Light District. The boozy day of fun includes 150 hand-picked craft beers from around the world, rare keg tappings, live music, food trucks and gourmet food booths.
Photo via KC Beer Fest’s Facebook page.