Notable Mixologists Serving Some of KC's Favorite Cocktails - VISIT KC

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Self-taught bartender Daniel Purdue has been at Story since 2014, often incorporating cooking techniques into his cocktails, such as using a sous vide to make turbinado syrup for the spring cocktail list.

Local produce and seasonal ingredients are often the catalysts he uses in creating a new drink like the Strawberry Breeze, which contains a homemade strawberry shrub. One of the area’s more lighthearted cocktails, the drink leans on fresh fruits and is tied together with elderflower liqueur.

Strawberry Breeze

  • 1 oz Tito's Vodka

  • .5 oz St Germaine

  • .5 oz Cointreau

  • .75 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice

  • .5 oz house made strawberry shrub

  • 3 dash Fee Brother's Peach Bitters

Shake all ingredients and strain into a chilled cocktail shell. Garnish with some fresh mint. To make the strawberry shrub, heat up 1 cup of water and 1 cup of white sugar on the stove until the sugar is dissolved, then add 2 cups of sliced strawberries and let simmer over low heat for about 15 minutes and strain out the strawberries.

Purdue likes to add 1/4 cup of a mild white wine vinegar, but it can be left out. Store it in the fridge and it will stay fresh for a couple of weeks. It also makes a great strawberry lemonade: just mix 1.75 oz strawberry syrup and 1 oz lemon juice with 4 oz of water.

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Your Guide to the Very Best Restaurants in Kansas City - Suburban Restaurant Jewels in Kansas City - 435 Magazine

by Natalie Gallagher and Sherry Kuehl

Guests are sure to have a storybook ending when they dine at James Beard Award-nominated chef Carl Thorne-Thomsen’s restaurant, Story, in the Village Shopping Center. His modern American dishes make for elegant, expressive characters.    Best bet: We’re in love with the colorful halibut entree featuring a pan-seared fillet arranged atop a golden butternut squash puree with Brussels sprouts and braised watermelon radishe s.

Guests are sure to have a storybook ending when they dine at James Beard Award-nominated chef Carl Thorne-Thomsen’s restaurant, Story, in the Village Shopping Center. His modern American dishes make for elegant, expressive characters.

Best bet: We’re in love with the colorful halibut entree featuring a pan-seared fillet arranged atop a golden butternut squash puree with Brussels sprouts and braised watermelon radishes.

The Bucket List Restaurant in Your State

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KANSAS: STORY

Prairie Village 
This suburban Kansas City restaurant has been quietly turning heads with its contemporary American cuisine and upscale atmosphere, earning honors from Wine Spectator and The Diner's Club, among others. Diners can stick to à la carte fare or opt for a six-course tasting menu. Either way, reviewers say you can't miss the smoked duck empanadas, served with black beans, avocado, jicama, and barbecue sauce.

Reviewer rave: "The service was impeccable. The food, oh so delicious. The restaurant was quiet even though full of people, but it wasn't stuffy at all. It was so nice to have a conversation between the three of us where we didn't have to raise our voices to be heard. I had the green salad, Mahi Mahi, and a perfect lemon dessert. Oh, and did I tell you about the bread? Baked in house — it had soul. Altogether, a perfect meal!" — Roxy236 on TripAdvisor

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Story Named to The World's Best Wine Lists and Receives Two Star Award from World of Fine WIne

It is said that a dish tells a story, from the growing and sourcing of ingredients, the way they are prepared and paired, and, of course, the final eating experience itself. Whether eating a delicate scallop revives memories of childhood beach escapades, or to conclude a chapter by drinking a mature vintage, there is part of a story in each bite and sip. This is the idea behind the restaurant Story, where head chef and owner Carl Thorne-Thomsen spends time carefully selecting and pairing the freshest and most interesting ingredients to create a menu and dining experience with character and history.

The story continues to develop whilst browsing the wine list, taking the reader around the world, with particular lengthy chapters in California, France, and Italy. With over 500 labels now stocked, the breadth and depth of the wine program is commendable. What stands out, though, is its domestic selection, which celebrates the best of Napa Valley, Washington, and Oregon. View the feature here.

 

Story Named Best Restaurant in Kansas - MSN.com

The Best Restaurant in Every US State - MSN.com

KANSAS – STORY

Since opening in 2011 this restaurant in the Prairie Village Shopping Center has racked up the awards, including James Beard semi-finalist for Best Chef in the Midwest and Food & Wine magazine’s best new chef for 2014. Dining here it’s not hard to see why it’s proved so popular with a menu full of beautifully-presented eclectic dishes with French and Italian influences.  

View all winners here:  https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/restaurantsandnews/the-best-restaurant-in-every-us-state/ss-BBuC2iT#image=17