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The Dining Experience Launches New Craft Cocktail Menu at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Spring menu introduces 16 new craft cocktails

Kansas City, MO (April 12, 2017) – In tandem with its recent spring menu release, The Dining Experience at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts has launched its spring craft cocktail menu, featuring seasonal ingredients and locally sourced spirits. The new libations are the brainchild of cocktail expert Phil Carey, restaurant manager for The Dining Experience.

With 16 new cocktails on the spring menu, featured drinks include seasonal fruit, light ingredients and unique presentation elements. The Smoked Free-State Manhattan reflects on spring bonfires as it’s served smoking. The Cherry Blossom highlights flowery elements of spring with Restless Spirits’ Botanical Gin, organic lemonade and butterfly pea flower extract.

The spring craft cocktail menu is now available in the Founders’ Lounge at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and is available for all guests and visitors prior to most performances, excluding Sunday afternoons. Walk-in dining is welcome. The Dining Experience also offers a three-course menu, small plates menu of lighter fare and a diverse collection of craft cocktails, wine and spirits.

The Dining Experience at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Spring 2017 Craft Cocktail Menu

Plains Press

A 16oz coffee press filled with enough libation & fruit for two

I’m Your Clementine: Clementine Svedka Vodka, organic lemonade, seasonal berries and fruit

Huck Finn: 360 Huckleberry Vodka, organic limeade, seasonal berries and fruit

Batista Press: Ron Zacapa Rum, lime, mint, organic limeade, seasonal fruit

Piggly Wiggly Manhattan

Bacon-washed Pendleton Rye, sweet house-made bacon syrup, sweet vermouth and a splash of bitters

Cherry Blossom

Restless Spirits Builder’s Botanical Gin, distilled in NKC, Maraschino Cherry liqueur, organic lemonade and butterfly pea flower extract

Frizzy Chata

Dizzy Three Roasterie Coffee Vodka, Corsair Vanilla Bean Vodka, RumChata and sweetened milk, nitrated and served slightly frozen

17th Street Paloma

Herradura Anejo Tequila, house-made grapefruitcello and fresh squeezed grapefruit, with a touch of spice

Apple Pie Mimosa

Absolute Apple Vodka, Stella Cidre, topped with Brut and served in a caramel rimmed flute

Dante’s Inferno

Campari, San Pellegrino Blood Orange, grapefruit bitters, with roasted habanero syrup

Murphy’s Mule

Made with Till American Wheat Vodka from Atchison, KS and house-made ginger beer

Billie Q’s Sazerac

This classic is made with KC Crossroads’ Tom’s Town Pendergast’s Royal Gold Bourbon

Flossie Pagliacci

House-made rosemary-infused limoncello, St. Germaine’s Elderflower Liqueur and Nonino lo Chardonnay di Grappa, shaken

Smoked Free-State Manhattan

Smoke-infused Corsair Ryemageddon Whiskey, chocolate bitters, a splash of Fernet and a Grand Marnier cherry, served up and still smoking

Burning Hemingway Star

Appleton Estate Rum, Corsair Quinoa Whiskey, Cointreau, fresh squeezed lemon and sweet ginger

Dirty Bottoms Martini

A dirty martini made with J. Rieger Midwestern Premium Vodka distilled off Guinotte Avenue, and garnished with bleu cheese stuffed olives wrapped with bacon

About The Dining Experience at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

The Dining Experience at the Kauffman Center is perfect for casual but elegant dinners. Its full dining menu features modern-American cuisine freshly prepared and served in the Founders’ Lounge located just within the south doors of the Kauffman Center. Available to all, the pre-performance Dining Experience offers a three-course menu with robust seasonal selections featuring a variety of fresh, local flavors. For reservations, call 816.994.7222 or visit Open Table. For more information and menus, visit kauffmancenter.org/dining. The Dining Experience is available prior to most performances, excluding Sunday afternoons. Walk-in dining is welcome.