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  • Porto do Sul

    Brazilian Steakhouse

  • Harvest Table

    with an array of hot and cold items

  • Traditional Brazilian Steakhouse fare

    full Churrascaria experience

  • Offers a menu in the bar area

    for those in the mood for a lighter meal

  • Newly renovated second private dining room

    for your groups of up to 140 guests

The Raphael

The Red Envelope Please
The rewards could be big for Raphael Guests and Chaz Diners. December 1 – December 31st guests/diners will receive a “Red Envelope”. Each envelope contains a certificate good for use on the holders’ next visit to Chaz or Raphael January 2012 – February 2012. The prize could be big ----- We are giving away two Shopper’s Delight Packages (see below) as well as other great packages and discounts!! Be sure to get your Red Envelope when you stay at The Raphael or dine at Chaz.

The Raphael Shopper’s Delight Package
What better way to start your holiday shopping season than with a vacation. The Raphael’s Shopper’s Delight Package includes: choice of accommodations, certificate for a bottle of wine, and two appetizers at Chaz on the Plaza. All the shopping you can want is only a few steps from your hotel on the famous Country Club Plaza.

Chaz for the holidays
Chaz is a romantic and festive place to dine every night through the Season of Lights. Christmas and New Year’s Eve are especially so thanks to menus created by Chef Charles d’Ablaing and his culinary team.

Chaz on the Plaza Live Entertainment

Be sure to drop into Chaz for live entertainment in December (or any month!). You can listen to local favorites and enjoy a drink. Chaz features live entertainment every evening Tuesday – Sunday. You can hear Kansas City’s premier musicians like: Lonnie McFadden Duo, Max Groove, Joey K, the Cavern Club, and many others. Check out our event calendar for a complete listing.

blanc burgers + bottles

plan your
plaza lights cocktail party
blanc burgers + bottles

gather with friends, employees or family
in one of our two private areas for
happy hour cocktails and appetizers.

enjoy a chef’s selection of:

onion rings
buffalo wings
truffle fries
fish tacos
sweet potato fries
hummus & pita

indulge your guests with one of the
largest beer selections in town
or celebrate with an eggnog shake!  

to make your reservation contact

4710 jefferson street
kansas city, missouri 64112

mention RGKC & this event for a 10% discount

Winter - Oranges

The season has already started. Now is the time for blood oranges to arrive at your table. Very aromatic, with little acidity, they are excellent oranges.

Blood oranges cultivated in the United States are in season from December to March (Texas), and from November to May (California).

Yummy ideas

Nice with duck or porc tenderloin. Orange quarters in a smoked magrets (duck) salad will be a nice surprise.

Let me know if you want more ideas or share yours!

The Nutcracker

Kansas City Ballet presents The Nutcracker At the magnificent Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
December 3-24, 2011
Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108

December 3, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
December 4, 1:00 p.m.
December 9, 7:30 p.m.
December 10, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
December 11, 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
December 16, 7:30 p.m.
December 17, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
December 18, 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
December 21, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
December 22, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
December 23, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
December 24, 1:00 p.m.

Don’t miss the holiday classic The Nutcracker at the new Kauffman Center!

‘Tis the season to make memories with the PERFECT seasonal celebration for YOUR family at the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts!

Holiday magic sparkles as the curtain goes up for Kansas City Ballet’s enchanting presentation of The Nutcracker with the wondrous music of Tchaikovsky played by the Kansas City Symphony. For 20 performances throughout the month of December, the Kauffman Center will be transformed into a winter wonderland.

Featuring vibrant costumes, elaborate scenery, and stunning sets, this holiday classic tells the story of Clara, the Mouse King and her Nutcracker Prince. Kansas City Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” is sponsored by Bank of America. Tickets are on sale now and range from $29-$119.
Select your own seat online at Call the Kansas City Ballet Box Office at 816-931-2232 or toll free 888-968-2538.

For the full story of The Nutcracker visit

14th Street Wine Walk

Saturday, November 5th 3-6pm

The Kansas City Power & Light District hosts the 14th Street Wine Walk benefiting the Alzheimer's Association - Heart of America, this Saturday, November 5th. From 3-6pm, stroll along 14th Street and enjoy a different wine and small plate at each participating location. Participating venues include: Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge, Bar Louie, Bristol Seafood Grill, Drunken Fish, The Marquee Lounge and The Garment District Boutique.

Tickets are $25 each with a portion of the proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Association - Heart of America. Ticket includes: Souvenir tasting glass2-oz pour at each participating venueSmall plate at each participating venue Full glass of wine at one of the participating venues Donation to the Alzheimer's Association Click Here to purchase ticketsFor more information on the Alzheimer's Association, 14th Street Wine Walk

RA Sushi Mixes Up

RA Sushi Mixes Up“The Perfect Pear” of Seasonal Cocktails
Fall Inspired Drinks to be Served for a Limited Time

Throughout the month of November, RA Sushi will be serving “The Perfect Pear” of seasonal cocktails. Infused with the crisp flavors of fall, the Pear Martini and Asian Pear Smash will be available for a limited time for $8 each.
The Pear Martini tastes like a bite of fresh, ripe pear, with an added kick. The Asian Pear Smash is a lightly spiced and refreshing cocktail bursting with fall fruit flavors. Mix up one of these cocktails for a Thanksgiving feast, or stop in to RA Sushi Leawood for one of these delicious drinks from Nov. 1-30.

Pear Martini:
1.25 oz. Absolut Pears vodka
.5 oz. St. Germain Elderflower liqueur
1 oz. pear nectar
.25 oz. fresh lemon juice
Splash Prosecco
Preparation: Combine vodka, St. Germain, pear nectar and lemon juice in a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into glass. Top with Prosecco.
Asian Pear Smash:
1.5 oz. Absolut Pears vodka
.5 oz. falernum
1 shiso leaf
1.5 oz. pear nectar
.25 oz. fresh lemon juice
Splash of soda
2-1 inch pear slices
Preparation: Muddle pear and remaining ingredients. Shake and pour in a glass over ice. Garnish with pear slices.


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