The chefs at The American, Kansas City’s iconic 5-star restaurant, will be packing up their knives and taking it on the road at the beginning of the new year. Executive Chef and General Manager Michael Corvino and Pastry Chef Nick Wesemann have been invited to cook at the James Beard House in New York on January 22nd, 2015.
“We are doing a menu for them that represents the kind of dishes that are coming out of the kitchen at The American today,” Corvino says, promising “a seafood and vegetable tasting menu.”
The dinner, for 60 to 80 guests, is called “The New Classic,” and features a five-course menu that will start with a variety of appetizers and craft cocktails created by Paige Unger Cline, the American’s head bartender/bar manager.
Wine Director Ross Jackson will also be going to the Beard House to pour the wine paired with each course.
This is Corvino’s first time cooking at the James Beard House, which is considered an honor and a rite of passage by top chefs. To be asked to cook at the James Beard House acknowledges that you and your restaurant play at a certain level in terms of culinary skill and abilities. Invited chefs come for the exposure and experience but also for the chance make their hometown proud.
Corvino is looking forward to the experience of cooking and traveling with his team.
“It is an honor to be asked to come and cook for the James Beard members, but I’ll also enjoy the experience of taking my team to New York. I am absolutely looking forward to it,” said Corvino.
“The New Classic” dinner will be on January 22nd, 2015 at 7pm at the James Beard House in New York City. Tickets are $170 for general public and $130 for members. To see the menu or reserve your seat, click here.
If you can’t get on a plane to cheer the chefs on in person, you can watch them in the weeds via the JBF Kitchen Cam, which streams the kitchen at the James Beard House LIVE during every event.
The American Restaurant
200 East 25th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108