Doughnut Lounge

Doughnut Lounge partners with Brent Gunnels for sustainable 5-course Valentine’s Day dinner on Feb. 14

Doughnut Lounge’s Nathan Prior and former Julep Executive Chef create sustainability-focused dinner

Kansas City, Mo. (Feb. 6, 2017) – Doughnut Lounge’s Nathan Prior and former Julep Executive Chef Brent Gunnels partner together to bring a five-course dinner for two to Doughnut Lounge on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Doughnut Lounge’s Valentine’s Day dinner not only promotes collaboration, but also sustainable cooking. A whole lamb will be bought and utilized in every way possible. Each of the three dinners will feature a different cut of lamb: leg of lamb, lamb shank and rack of lamb, and seating availability pairs with the portion availability of each cut. The entire lamb will be utilized throughout the dinner to eliminate food waste.

Each course will be plated to be shared to encourage guests to spend the evening enjoying each other’s company. There will be three seatings of the five-course meal for two, with slots open for a total of 12 couples and 16 singles at $65 per guest. The singles seating will only be open to single people who are open to sharing a dinner with a stranger.

The first five-course round will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m., with a second seating at 7:30 p.m. and the third round, “Dinner with a Stranger,” following at 9 p.m. Those interested can make reservations for the 6 p.m. dinner at, the 7:30 p.m. dinner at and the singles dinner at

Valentine’s Day Dinner

First Course

Caesar Salad Soup

Creamy broth, massaged kale, charred romaine, crouton crumble, liquid parmesan noodle

Pairing: Champagne

Second Course


Radish leaf dolma, red pepper puree, bruleed lemon

Pairing: Cocktail

Third Course

Lamb (leg, rib or shank)

Lamb, radish risotto, rosemary yogurt, fig glaze

Pairing: Cocktail

Fourth Course


Tobacco smoked curd burrata, tomato pesto, mint dust

Pairing: Cocktail

Fifth Course

Fruit Parfait

Parfait shot, blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, mascarpone, edible glass, cucy fernet digestif

Pairing: Coffee

About Doughnut Lounge

Located in the heart of Westport, Doughnut Lounge is Kansas City’s shop for one-of-a-kind doughnuts. Owner and operator Jake Randall created Doughnut Lounge as a space for community, creativity and conversation over unique doughnuts, coffee and cocktails from the full bar. The doughnut shop features Classic, Signature and Nodut (a.k.a. Knife-And-Fork Doughnuts) doughnuts, as well as non-doughnut breakfast items. The restaurant is open 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday through Wed, and 7 a.m. – 1:30 a.m., Thursday through Saturday. For more information, visit, “like” Doughnut Lounge on Facebook and follow Doughnut Lounge on Twitter and Instagram @DoughnutLounge.