Wednesday, February 6, 2013

PARISI CAFÉ HAS OPENED IN LEAWOOD


After tremendous success of its flagship location at Union Station in Kansas City, Mo., Parisi Café has opened a second shop in Leawood, Kan. at Park Place. The new café features hand-brewed coffee by the cup, barista-prepared espresso drinks, iced coffees, artisan teas, Italian sodas and more – all made with Parisi’s locally-roasted coffee, sourced from around the world.

 The new café sells an array of pastries and baked items, plus grab-and-go sandwiches and salads. But the most anticipated new menu items are their limited offering of hand-crafted, cordial-style mixed drinks and wines selected to pair with a new dessert menu.

“With the success of our first café, we knew we wanted to open a second. So, when we were approached by Park Place we decided it was the ideal spot to complement our coffee with even more menu items and expand the drink menu,” said Scott Presnell, director of marketing for Parisi Coffee.

“With this larger space, we are able to focus on a wider variety of culinary selections as well as cocktail and wine options.”

Parisi Café’s team consulted with Kansas City's own mixologist and nationally-recognized Master Sommelier Doug Frost to assist in creation of the cocktails as well as to select the wines served. Similar to how coffees are carefully selected for particular pairing or taste, it was important to ensure the drinks were aligned with the taste profiles of food they complement.

Of course, the most popular items at the café will continue to be the signature hand-brewed coffee by the cup, espresso beverages with house-made syrups and Parisi's own Chai tea recipe. The café is also known for its new product line of popular artisan teas.

“The Park Place location is near offices, retail, full-service restaurants, neighborhoods and apartments, a large movie theater and more. We thought it would be a great spot for those who might like to go out for dinner, see a show and then grab a coffee and dessert or even a nightcap,” Presnell said.

 Similar in interior design to the Union Station location, the new Parisi Café Leawood will also include outdoor sidewalk seating and covered seating in Park Places’ south breezeway, Park Place’s access from the south garage. Garage parking as well as limited street parking will be available.

 The new 2,000-square-foot café is located at 5245 W. 116th Place, across from Mestizo restaurant. Store hours are from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. The café phone number is 913-696-9999.

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