Friday, January 29, 2016

L’École Culinaire – More Than “Just” a School

L’École Culinaire – More Than “Just” a School

Last Thursday I had dinner at L’Ecole Culinaire’s Presentation Room on the Plaza.  If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a private cooking school with locations also in Memphis and St. Louis.  They offer classes to us ordinary mortals as well (see our current wine contest for their wine class on February 12th!) as well as degree classes and diplomas in culinary skills and restaurant management.  Students do the cooking and baking as well as the serving and hosting. 

BUT, what I want to talk about is this dinner we had.  Prepared and served by students, it was delicious and remarkably, and I mean remarkably, inexpensive.  The charcuterie board was amazing, four or so different meats and pates, grilled bread, scallions, beets, couple of difference sauces – it was, truly, a meal for two all on its own.  Seven bucks.   Entrées were $12 and you could choose from five – a fish, sirloin, lamb, and a chicken lasagna that was unusual and excellent according to my co-taster.  I had the pork chop which was perfect and served with probably the best Brussels sprouts I have ever had. There was a choice of three desserts, each at $3, which included flaming bananas foster.  The place has a bakery outlet downstairs which is open five days a week and serves coffee as well. 

You can only get dinner on Wednesdays and Thursdays and reservations are preferred of course.  Call 816-627-0100 for those.  And check out their evolving classes on chocolate, wine, pizza, and more for amateurs by first checking out our website which will take you to their classes. Or go there for lunch, Monday through Thursday.

L'Ecole Culinaire Presentation Room
310 Ward Parkway 
Kansas City, MO 64112 
Ph. 816-627-0100 


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