Kansas City’s traditional,

hickory-smoked barbeque

Barbeque favorites can be

catered or delivered

Dine at any of the three Smokehouse locations

in Gladstone, Kansas City or Overland Park

Private banquet rooms

are also available at each location

Monday, January 26, 2015

Chateau Avalon Specials

February is the perfect time of year to remind that special someone just how much they are loved and appreciated!  What could be a better gift than a romantic night away at the Chateau Avalon? So celebrate the “Month of Love” by giving the gift of romance! Trust us...she'll love you on Valentine’s Day, and again when you stay with us!
Book your stay by January 31 and stay by February 28 to get the best possible prices!

  • $50 off any Adventure Room plus receive a $10 hotel credit
  • OR $60 off any Luxury Room plus receive a $10 hotel credit
  • Hotel Credits can be used for Romantic Packages, Spa Treatments, food & beverages
  • Use discount code "LOVE" when booking online, or call us at 913-596-6000.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Flourless Chocolate Cake - Ophelia's Restaurant

One Great Dish #1:  When Easy Just Happens to Be Delicious
This is one of Chef Robert Stearns’ recipes from Ophelia’s Restaurant and Inn.  If you’re slightly addicted to chocolate (and if you’re not, I am so sorry for you!), here is something slightly (?) decadent to end a dinner with a flourish.  Or begin one.

Flourless Chocolate Cake
4 oz. fine quality bittersweet chocolate
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 375°, line baking pan and butter the paper.  
Chop chocolate into small pieces. In a double boiler or metal bowl set over sauce pan of barely simmering water, melt chocolate with butter, stirring, until smooth. Remove from heat and whisk in sugar.
Add eggs and whisk well. Sift 1/2 cup cocoa powder over chocolate mixture and whisk until well combined. Pour batter into pan and bake for 25 minutes or until top has formed a thin crust. Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes and invert on to serving plate.
Optional: Cover cake with warm ganache or whipped cream.

I used only slightly sweetened whipped cream when I made this last Saturday night for a dinner with friends; we swooned on cue.  Truly.

Ophelia's Restaurant
201 North Main
Independence, MO 64050
Ph. 816- 461-4525