Learn, Wine and Dine at The American’s Cooking Demonstration Class

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When a well-known chef with an impressive pedigree offers a chance to learn and dine alongside him, people take note. That’s why the upcoming Cooking Demonstration Class and Dinner at The American on June 21st will be such a treat. Andrew Longres, the executive chef, is sharing his culinary tips and techniques in an intimate setting—where he’ll carefully explain every detail of the three-course meal as it’s prepared by The American’s culinary team.


Longres—who was named executive chef at The American in 2017—is eager to showcase his impressive skill set as guests follow along and observe him creating the specially crafted dinner. With Longres’ guidance, you’ll learn the nuances of creating two savory courses, followed by a stellar dessert. Even better? You’ll be served expertly paired wines with dinner.

Given that Longres has had several well-known stints here in KC and at the renowned French Laundry in Napa Valley, it’s a perfect opportunity for foodies to get to better know him and his talents.


Looking for the perfect date night? Want a unique night on the town? Longres will dazzle with his culinary artistry. Plus, The American’s ambiance simply cannot be beat. With floor-to-ceiling windows, The American’s upper dining room reveals stunning views of both Crown Center and the downtown Kansas City skyline, which will serve as the backdrop for the delectable dinner.

Since it opened on Valentine’s Day in 1974, The American has raised Kansas City’s fine-dining profile around the world and has introduced Kansas Citians to some of the country’s most celebrated chefs. Longres’ upcoming Cooking Demonstration Class and Dinner is part of The American’s famed Concept Series—exclusive events at the award-winning restaurant which are open to the public.

So whether you consider yourself an amateur chef, simply enjoy delicious cuisine or long to again dine surrounded by The American’s exquisite architecture, this premier event is sure to leave you with a newfound appreciation for fine dining. Longres says to come with your appetite and an open mind—and he’ll do the rest. Either way, you’ll be sure to leave with an amazing experience under your belt—and a few delectable recipes to recreate at home. Take a look at Longres’ masterpiece of a menu:

FIRST COURSE
Marinated Tomatoes, Goat Cheese, Basil, Saffron Vinaigrette

MAIN COURSE
Slow-Roasted Bass, Marinated Zucchini, Caponata Stuffed Squash Blossoms, Pimenton Broth

DESSERT COURSE
Summer Berry Pavlova, Sweet Cream, Mint

This behind-the-scenes experience of Chef Longres’ talents is limited and is sure to fill up quickly. So if you’re looking to savor and discover what he brings to the table—figuratively and literally—you’ll want to RSVP today.

Cooking Demonstration Class and Dinner With Chef Andrew Longres

6:00 p.m. Doors open
6:30 p.m. Event begins
$85 per person—inclusive of tax and gratuity

Limited reserved seating

Please call for reservations: 816 245 7331