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Kansas City Elites PLEY With Their Food!



On Tuesday night, the Culinary Center of Kansas City opened their doors (and kitchen!) to a select number of Elites, making this our most exclusive event of the year so far!

Photo by Daniel Hu

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The Culinary Center features cooking classes, special events and meals cooked by a talented group of chefs, so we knew we in store for some delectable edibles! We enjoyed beer braised brisket on fresh baked focaccia, grilled veggies, creamy artichoke bacon spinach dip and for dessert, liquor-infused truffles. Did tipsy truffle-shuffles ensue? You had to be there!

Photo by Daniel Hu

  Photo by Chloe Mann Photo by Chloe Mann

After making our own masterpieces at the interactive crostini bar (featuring fresh vegetables, goat cheese and a variety of fresh herbs), Chef Matt Chatfield gave us a presentation and we got to take home the recipes of all the food we savored.

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For a "final course," we enjoyed our own interactive meal plan game with scary diet recipe cards from the 1970s! Fluffy Mackerel Pudding, anyone? Alicia R, you put it so well: I greatly enjoyed getting to know some new folks while making a "meal" with my fish stir-fry and my fellow guests' surprise chowder, frankfurter pie, and slimming dessert beverage (made of beef bullion and water)–yum! Ah, a true foodie can find the potential in anything, right?

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Those who gave in a donation for Joplin relief received one of these gorgeous aprons made just for this event. We were able to raise $325 for Convoy of Hope and contributed many non perishables for the Culinary Center's food drive.

Thank you to Maria, Connie, Chef Matt and the entire staff at the Culinary Center of Kansas City!

Check out the reviews & photos by Daniel Hu on the review page and photos by Chloe Mann on flickr.

Until next time, you know how it goes: SYOY!

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Joi B

Yelp KC Community Manager

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