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Join Us for the Heartland Winemaker’s Dinner

Heartland Winemaker's Dinner featuring Robller VineyardHeartland Winemaker’s Dinner
featuring Röbller Vineyard & Winery

Saturday, Sept. 17  | 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
at The Culinary Center of Kansas City
7920 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS

After this very special wine dinner/class, we promise you’ll look at Missouri wines in a whole new way.  On September 17, we are pleased to feature one of Missouri’s best – Robller Vineyard in New Haven, Mo., which is a gorgeous vineyard nestled on 18 acres of rolling vines in the heart of Missouri wine country.   Winemaker Jerry Mueller is passionate about the wines produced by his family’s vineyard which uses very traditional French methods of vinification in order to create world class wines from estate grown grapes.  This approach generally takes significantly longer but the results are an amazing complexity and balance in each wine produced. It is a path less traveled that creates a superior outcome.  Jerry’s philosophy lies in the belief that the land defines the fruit which in turn defines the wines.  Winegrowing is not just this family’s livelihood but rather an expression of their passion and dedication to the land and their culture. 

Jerry will lead us in a very special and entertaining evening focusing on multi-course perfect pairings of food and Robller Vineyards wines.  Our own Culinary Center of Kansas City chefs will prepare dishes highlighting Missouri artisans such as Cool Cow products from Martha & Tom’s Farm in Owensville, MO, (a family owned and operated sustainable farm located in the heart of historic Missouri German wine country.)  The menu will be designed around, and sourced from seasonal and local products and will include highlights such as a Poulet Mirabelle (chicken with plums, olives and tomatoes), Beouf en Daube (beef braised in red wine), and a beautiful cheese course with a Robller Port to round out the menu.

The wine dinner will highlight some of the wines for which Jerry is the proudest. It’s a power-packed dinner event brimming with culinary experience and acumen. Join us for this incredible evening of great wine and a fabulous farm-to-table gourmet dinner.

($75/person includes dinner, wine pairings and wine education)

Register NowOr call 913-341-4455 to sign up over the phone.

Winemaker's Dinner with Robller Vineyard

3rd Friday LOCAL LIFE Summer-Palooza!

3rd Friday LOCAL LIFE is this week!
And we’re having a SUMMER-Palooza…
 Join us for music, food and all-around summer fun. 
Come play with us.   
 The Culinary Center of Kansas City.
Friday, August 19  5 – 9 p.m.

GAMES & FUN!
  ‘Kitchen Korn Hole’
with decent prizes

FREE LIVE MUSIC
  ‘Good Time Charley’

FREE WINE TASTING
Stone Pillar Wines

FREE BEER TASTING
Free State Brewing

FREE COOKING DEMO & TASTINGS
Christina Robson talks Pesto

FREE ARTISAN FOOD TASTINGS
 Blackberry Hill Farms

ORGANIC FARMER STEVEN WILL BE UNDER THE TENT 
Can you say farmers market produce?

CASH BAR & SMALL PLATES AVAILABLE
cause you need beverages and tasty things while you listen to music

And that’s all just at The Culinary Center of Kansas City!
There are a lot more live music and special events
going on in Downtown Overland Park.

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF OTHER ACTIVITIES
YOU’LL FIND AT LOCAL LIFE TONIGHT.

Local Life - Third Fridays in Downtown Overland Park

See You at LOCAL LIFE Tonight!

There’s a “Wing Dang Doodle” 
in Downtown Overland Park tonight.
That’s fancy talk for “party” 

…and YOU’RE INVITED!

Music, food and great shopping. Don’t miss out.
Come play with us for 3rd Friday LOCAL LIFE  
at The Culinary Center of Kansas City.
Friday, July 15  5 – 9 p.m.

FREE LIVE MUSIC
  Beau Bledsoe & Guitarras Ibericas

FREE WINE TASTING
Airfield Estates Vineyard

FREE ARTISAN HOOCH TASTINGS
Holladay Distillery
Union Horse Distillery
Defiance Brewing

FREE COOKING DEMO & TASTINGS
Healthy Chef Lauren Abel

FREE ARTISAN FOOD TASTINGS
Tall Grass Toffee

ORGANIC FARMER STEVEN WILL BE UNDER THE TENT 
Can you say farmers market produce?

CASH BAR & SMALL PLATES AVAILABLE

And that’s all just at The Culinary Center of Kansas City!
There are a lot more live music and special events
going on in Downtown Overland Park.

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF OTHER ACTIVITIES
YOU’LL FIND AT LOCAL LIFE TONIGHT.

Local Life - Third Fridays in Downtown Overland Park

It’s Another Awesome “3rd Friday LOCAL LIFE” This Friday!

Can You Taste Summer?  We Can!!
We’ll be servin’ it up too with
FREE music, hooch and food tastings!
Join us for Third Friday LOCAL LIFE

at The Culinary Center of Kansas City
in Downtown Overland Park!

Friday, May 20  5 – 9 p.m.

Local Life - Third Fridays in Downtown Overland ParkFREE WINE TASTING
‘Writer’s Block’ Wines

FREE VODKA & WHISKEY TASTING
Union Horse Distillery

FREE COOKING DEMO & TASTINGS
featuring the legendary Joe Kieltyka
from the original Stonewall Inn

LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE
  Gypsy Jazz Trio, Mire Pral

FREE ARTISAN FOOD TASTINGS
Dēz Nüts

FREE FOOD SAMPLES
Taste food from our Dinners on Demand freezers
in The Kitchen Shop

VISIT ORGANIC FARMER STEVEN QUARLES

CASH BAR & SMALL PLATES AVAILABLE
beer, wine & savory cheesecake ‘small plates’ for sale 

And that’s all just at The Culinary Center of Kansas City!
There are a lot more live music and special events going on in Downtown Overland Park.
Click here for a complete listing.

Celebrating Local & Organic At Local Life Friday

* * PARTY LOCAL * *

We’ll be celebrating local and organic
at The Culinary Center of Kansas City
in Downtown Overland Park
at 3rd Friday Local Life!

Friday, April 15  5 – 9 p.m.

Local Life - Third Fridays in Downtown Overland ParkFREE WINE TASTING
Sample sustainable, organic wines

FREE COOKING DEMONSTRATION
Learn to make pizza & sauce
with CCKC Instructor Daniela Mancinelli Abel

ENCORE LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE
by John Murphini (aka John Murphy)

EAT.FOOD.ART.GALLERY
featuring paintings by the best food artists in town – our staff!

FREE BOOZY BOTANICALS
Try simple syrups created by a local maker

FREE FOOD SAMPLES
Taste food from our Dinners on Demand freezers
in The Kitchen Shop

VISIT ORGANIC FARMER STEVEN QUARLES
out front with his wares!

CASH BAR & SMALL PLATES AVAILABLE
Beer, Wine & Spring Pea Guacamole ‘small plates’ for sale 

AND
Save 10% Off Selected Classes
Sign up tonight at Local Life for any of Instructor Daniela Mancinelli Abel’s April or May classes and save 10% on registration!

And that’s all just at The Culinary Center of Kansas City!
There’s a lot more going on in Downtown Overland Park.
Click here for a complete listing.

Get Your PARTY On!

Join us this Friday (2/19) for
3rd Friday  LOCAL LIFE 
  in Downtown Overland Park  where we will be dishing out
a heaping helping of LOCAL.Local Life - Third Fridays in Downtown Overland ParkWe have a WING-DANG-DOODLE of a good time planned!
We have ordered BEAUTIFUL weather for it, so plan to stroll Downtown Overland Park between 5:00 and 8:30 p.m.

At The Culinary Center of Kansas City, you can enjoy the following FREE activities:  

  • FREE BOURBON TASTING
    Wicket & Peg  (Kansas City, MO)
    (come early for a special tasting of Bourbon Brownies… uh that’s why I said)
  • FREE WINE TASTING
    Queen of Hearts Wines – 5 varietals
  • EAT.FOOD.ART  GALLERY OPENING
    with live art demonstration by Nicole Emanuel 

    We completely redecorated our CCKC office, and it now doubles as the Eat.Food.Art Gallery. Check out our new digs and watch artist Nicole Emanuel with InterUrban ArtHouse at work, creating food-related art for our gallery!
  • FREE FANCY KNIFE SKILLS DEMO & FOOD TASTINGS
    Chef Gary Hild
    As always, we’re offering 10% off classes by our featured LOCAL LIFE chef. Sign up that night at CCKC for any of Chef Gary Hild’s classes on our schedule and save 10% on registration.

Click here for details about the other fun things going on in Downtown Overland Park at Local Life!

 

 

Tonight’s The Night For FREE Wine & Spirits Tastings!

It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it!  Yes, for all the folks who will be joining us for Local Life in Downtown Overland Park TONIGHT, we – the staff of The Culinary Center of Kansas City – took a field trip out to Stone Pillar Winery and picked the wines they’ll bring along for sampling.  (We’re there for ‘ya…)

George Hoff, Stone Pillar’s owner, wearing a Stone Pillar t-shirt touting ‘We Don’t Cork & Tell’ on the back :-), was gracious in hosting our sampling of some of Stone Pillar’s finest wines. The vineyard is located at College Blvd. and Woodland Ave. in Olathe, KS, on land that has been in his family for 150 years (!).  George told us about the wines, pointing out flavors to notice and suggesting pairings that would suit each of them.

It was a tough choice, but we have picked six wines that they’ll bring along to Local Life.

  • Sweet Riesling, which has refreshing sweet pineapple and floral aromas with citrus hints
  • Hofftoberfest, their most popular semi-sweet tropical white wine
  • 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, made with 100% estate-grown grapes that give red black currant aroma with a subtle tannic and oaky finish
  • Joceaux, pronounced Joco, a blend that serves well with spicy dishes
  • Redneck Rosé, a heavier and sweeter wine than some of the other reds, with a hint of what we think reminds us of cloves
  • Chocolate Sweetheart, a seasonal offering that has a chocolate, dark cherry flavor – a great dessert wine

..and oh yes, our own Chef Sandy will be providing a cooking demonstration and tastings on Homemade Marshmallows! … and then there’s Jim Lammers on classical guitar.  What a night.

Don’t miss out. Come visit us during 3rd Friday Local Life tonight at CCKC to enjoy a delicious mix of local wines available from Stone Pillar, AND Pinckney Bend Distillery from New Haven, MO, will be here with samplings, as well. Click here for more details of this Friday evening’s Local Life activities!

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