Monday, January 14, 2013

The Second Best Reason to Eat (Soon) at Room 39

If you're at all like me you have a  list of area restaurants you keep meaning to visit but every time you go out they slip your mind and you wind up elsewhere. For me Room 39 fits squarely in that category. There's certainly no good reason to not eat here. There are many, many reasons to do so. So what motivated Shelly and I to brave the wind, the cold, and the (mis)forecast snow last night for a quiet meal at Room 39 in Midtown? A coupon. Now I'm not what anyone would consider a coupon guy, but when a $60 for $30 Google Offer from Room 39 landed in my inbox it became a string around my finger, the reminder to eat well. 

You can still get yours if you act soon. You'll need to buy it from Google by end of day Tuesday January 15th and use it before March 28th. Follow this link...

The snow never materialized but a great meal ensued all the same. The best reason to eat here of course is the food, some of which is pictured below. The best way to eat here is by ordering their signature $39 Four-Course Tasting. This is an absolute no brainer as you have the full menu available from which to build your meal. Portions are a bit smaller than a la carte, but big enough even for my hearty appetite.

St. Germain Cocktail
Sauvignon blanc, St. Germain liqueur, cava, orange twist

Ahi tuna, roasted beets, nauc cham, sesame cracker spears    
It is by no means fair that the best plate of the night was
my nearly my worst photo. If this is available, order it!

Pan seared scallops, chana dal & wild rice pilaf, 
glazed carrots, local pecan, bĂ©arnaise    
Crispy veal sweetbreads, sweet potato puree, 
roasted celery root, foie gras butter
(Not so photogenic but very tasty)

Somehow we ended up with three very good
dessert wines including a Maison Nicolas Sauternes, a
Disznoko Tokaji Aszu (Tokay), and a Chapoutier Banyuls
Late Harvest Grenache.

The Goat Cheese Cheesecake is amazingly light
and rich at the same time.

Warm Berry Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream

1 comment:

  1. So glad you and Shelly had a good time a great meal at Room 39, Kevin. Room 39 is one of my top 3-4 restaurants in KC. And you're right, the tasting menu is one of the best ways to simple their fare. They nailed it for me long ago when they put Coq au Vin on the lunch menu (on a cold winter day). The chicken livers are decadent, and ask ahead of time if Ted will make a lobster pot pie for you. They do good duck too. Love that place (actually, both of them...the Mission Farms location is every bit as good).