IN Kansas City Magazine by Michael Mackie
There was a time when Sunday suppers were a mandatory staple of the weekend. Several local restaurants are reinventing that time-honored tradition by offering inspired, get-the-whole-family-together Sunday menu offerings. We have a rundown of a few local chefs who think Sunday dinner is the most important (and nostalgic) meal of the week!
Cozy up in Prairie Village with chef Carl Thorne-Thomsen’s $10 Sunday entrée, which is offered in addition to the restaurant’s regular dinner menu. Often inspired by his purchases of local, seasonal produce from weekly visits to the Overland Park Farmers Market, the Story chef-owner creates varied entrées, such as petite beef tender medallions with brussels sprouts, sweet corn and celery root purée; sautéed shrimp with bacon, radish, purple hull peas and polenta; and wild salmon with carrots, fennel, crispy potatoes and tomatillo sauce, among many other flavor-layered comfort dishes.
“Sunday supper is a wonderful way to gather friends and family,” Thorne-Thomsen says. “Even though I’m working, I love creating food and ambience for people to enjoy a relaxing evening together.”
When does Thorne-Thomsen enjoy a supper with his wife, Susan, and three children? “Monday nights at our house is our version of Sunday suppers,” the chef says.
Announced every Friday in Story’s weekly e-newsletter and on social media, diners flock to secure a table in the bright and modern space, nestled in the center of The Village Shops. Story’s Sunday night suppers attract other culinary luminaries, like Farina and Extra Virgin executive chef Michael Smith, who is often spied in the dining room partaking of fellow chef Thorne-Thomsen’s creations on his night off from behind the stove. Continue reading here.