Tonight marks the conclusion of KC Restaurant Week 2013. As you may recall from my earlier post, Vince and I were planning to hit the week hard, eating out practically every night. Towards the end of the week we sort of fizzled out. It was a LOT of food that we were eating. It's a wonder that I fit into my Party Arty dress. (More on that to come!)
Last Sunday, we ate dinner at Pierpont's with my family. I was stuffed to the gills as usual, but the dinner menu was also delicious as usual!
I had the salmon as usual. I think that Pierpont's is the only place in the city that will actually cook salmon to the medium level. It sat atop garlic gnocchi (YUM!) and Prosciutto cream. SOOO deliciously decadent.
Dessert was a wonderful bread pudding. They light it on fire table-side! Once we had a waiter that lit his napkin and apron on fire, then picked up a small bowl of liquor that had also been on fire. Not advisable, but at least he didn't burn the place down. Can't say this bread pudding is as good as ones I've had at Avenue's or JULIAN, but still rather tasty.
On Monday night, we went to Affare. Neither of us had ever been there before and I was pleasantly surprised!
The $30 menu also appeared to be a good deal, compared to the regular menu.
This was the black forest ham salad. It's beets, squash, ham and bacon on top of a strip of smoked black forest ham. The smokiness was absolutely perfect in comparison to the rest of the flavors in the dish. The textures were all there as well: crunchy, chewy, soft, smooth, textured, etc. My favorite dish that I tried at Affare.
I had the apple strudel for dessert. I'm not a huge fan of baked fruit desserts, except for certain pies, but I found this to be good. It wasn't too syrupy sweet, and I liked the way the apples were sort of shredded instead of sliced into chunks. Fun fact: the puff ball on top of the strawberry is a meringue dollop!
Vince had the cheese torte. It included this flaky shell on top of this incredibly light and fluffy, mousse-like filling. I liked that it was mild and not incredibly sweet, either.
On Tuesday, I went to Capital Grille with a group of my coworkers. We just moved to the Plaza and were looking to test out some new restaurants. We'd never be able to afford to go to Capital Grille normally but with the $15 restaurant week lunch price, we figured it'd be fun to get a group together to splurge once.
I started with a potato leek soup and then had this bad boy. A good ole crab roll. I could tell that I was eating seafood in the Midwest, but it was pretty good just the same.
Dessert was house made cookies. The light one was coconut-y, and the dark one was all chocolate. (I liked that one better.)
More meals to come soon!