Kansas hardly looks a day over 100, but this weekend, The Legends at Village West is throwing a 150th birthday party to honor the state's history.
And every party needs a cake, but few will measure up to the three-dimensional cake depicting the new Kansas stamp being made by MeMa's Bakery. While you might enjoy looking at it, you'll be glad to know that all comers get a free piece. Cake is available at MeMa's at the Legends from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and tomorrow (the actual day to celebrate Kansas' statehood) and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Ring in the Chinese New Year at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on Friday and Saturday. There will be performances from the Shaolin Lohan Pai Lion Dance Troupe, yo-yo demonstrations from the Chinese School of Greater Kansas City, and Chinese food from Bo Lings at the museum's cafe.
The average home baker isn't attempting to make French macaroons. But then again, the average home baker doesn't have the benefit of cooking alongside Le Fou Frog pastry chef Carter Holton. He's teaching a class on French macaroons at Portfolio Kitchen & Home (8027 State Line) at 10 a.m. this Saturday morning. The class is $35; call 913-789-9594 to see if they can squeeze you in.
A fight between sommeliers might be the only kind of fight in which
everybody wins. Avenues Bistro continues its Iron Sommelier series with
a five-round wine dinner that pits sommelier Joshua Judy against Josh
Mott in a battle to determine who can provide the best wine pairings.
The dinner is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 31, at the Avenues Bistro
in Brookside. Judy and Mott will have to pair wines with zucchini
fritto, egg-yolk ravioli, lobster three ways, a prime KC strip and a
cheese plate. Tickets cost $89. To make a reservation, call
KC Restaurant Week may end on Sunday night, but District Restaurant Week -- the same idea (sans the benefit to Harvester's) -- kicks off on Monday in the Power & Light. Lunch menus are $10, and prix fixe dinner menus are $25 or $30. Lunch comes with a $5 gift card toward your next visit, while dinner comes with a similar $10 offer. There are 14 restaurants participating, and the lobster mac and cheese ($15) at the Bristol is hard to resist. District Restaurant Week lasts through Sunday, February 6.
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