Lidia's Kansas City

Lidia Bastianich celebrates paperback release of memoir with multi-course dinner and book signing at Lidia’s Kansas City on March 25

Celebratory dinner for paperback release of “My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family and Food” begins at 5 p.m. for $55 per person; $40 for additional wine pairing


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Mar. 13, 2019) – Lidia’s Kansas City and Lidia Bastianich are hosting a four-course dinner on Monday, March 25, to celebrate the paperback release of Bastianich’s memoir, “My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family and Food.” The four-course menu features dishes inspired by Lidia’s most beloved family recipes. The dinner will be an open seating format, with reservations accepted between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Guests can bring the memoir or favorite Bastianich books for Lidia to sign throughout the dinner. Copies of the memoir will also be available for purchase in the restaurant.


Lidia’s multi-course Memoir Dinner menu is $55 per person and $40 for additional wine pairings. Tax and gratuity not included. The menu is available exclusively on Monday, March 25, during dinner service beginning at 5 p.m. Reservations are strongly encouraged by calling the restaurant at 816-221-3722, or by visiting


Lidia’s Memoir Dinner menu is available as follows:



Served family style


Frittata Di Asparagi e Prosiutto – Asparagus Frittata

Calamari Fritti – Fried Calamari

Polpette Al Sugo – Meatballs




Krafi "Al Sugo Di Arrosto" – Wedding Pillow With Savory Drizzle


Gnocchi In Guazzetto Di Anatra – Potato Dumplings With Duck Guazzetto 



Stuffato di Agnello, Carrote e Bisi, Polenta – Stewed Lamb with Carrots and Peas, Polenta




Strudel Di Mele con Gelato Di Vaniglia e Cannella – Apple Strudel Vanilla- Cinnamon Ice Cream


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About Lidia’s Kansas City

Lidia’s Kansas City opened its beautiful Crossroads location in 1998 inside the historic Freight House railroad building at 101 W. 22nd St. Award-winning television host, author, chef and restaurateur, Lidia Bastianich, opened Lidia’s Kansas City as her first restaurant outside of New York City offering regional Italian cuisine. Helmed by Executive Chef Dan Swinney, the menu features a daily sampling of three seasonal, homemade pastas, served tableside, along with authentic Italian entrées, fresh seafood, imported meats and cheeses, and an expansive Italian wine list. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. Happy hour is also offered on weekdays in the Taverna from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dinner is served daily from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For reservations, call the restaurant at 816-221-3722, or visit for more information.