Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Whatever Debbie Gold Is Up To, I Promise To Pay More Attention This Time

This was supposed to be a blog post about the amazing dinner Shelly and I experienced at The American Restaurant when we celebrated our anniversary several weeks ago. It was going to go something like this:
  1. I get married 17 years ago and move to Kansas City.
  2. Soon afterward, blushing bride and I eat at Kansas City gem The American Restaurant and have a wonderful meal overlooking Crown Center during a December snowfall. Magical.
  3. For various (and indefensible) reasons we wait until last month (17 years!) to return to The American and marvel at what we'd been missing. 
  4. Accolades for Executive Chef Debbie Gold. 
  5. Yadda, yadda, yadda.
  6. Food Porn Photos.
Things can change fast. Just this week Ms. Gold pulled a fast one and announced her upcoming departure from The American. Where she's going next is super double secret spy stuff and known only to those who know. Suffice it to say however, this time I will pay more attention and not ignore this local talent.

I'll save the yadda, yadda, yadda for Debbie's new digs and whatever The American does post-DG

But you still want photos. And here they are:

Butternut Squash Soup
Coconut, Thai peanuts, mint

Day Boat Scallops

Smoked Chicken CongeeShiitake, rice, egg yolk, salmon roe
(This was the highlight of the evening by the way)

Crown Center refracted in a glass of Ramey Chardonnay

Knife Rest

Pineapple Parfait
Pfeffernüsse, carbonated calamansi, mango sherbet

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