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Affäre’s new spring cocktail menu arrives in the midst of white asparagus season

Affäre Bar Manager Chelsea Almeida adds 8 new craft cocktail creations to the spring menu to coincide with Executive Chef Martin Heuser’s seasonal white asparagus menu

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 24, 2015) – Affäre announces its new spring cocktail menu, with eight new drinks created by Bar Manager Chelsea Almeida. The menu embraces the spring season with appropriately-named cocktails like Porch Swing, County Fair and Cherry Blossom. Aligning with Affäre’s commitment to working with local and premium vendors, the new cocktails also features a number of local distillers including Rieger Kansas City Whiskey and Pinckney Bend Gin.

All spring cocktail menu items are now available. New cocktails include:

Spring Cocktail Menu

Cherry Blossom  

Stiletto Vodka, Cherry Heering, lemon juice, white pepper syrup, cherry bark bitters, Angostura flambé

Port out starboard home

The Kraken rum, Dry Curacao, curried butternut squash, chocolate bitters

County Fair

Cinnamon Rye brandy, honey, rhubarb bitters

Odds Only

Tequila Ocho, Genepy, Aperol, grapefruit marmalade

Ben’s Campari

Campari, OJ, Sweet vermouth, bitters

Porch Swing

Hayman’s Gin, Pimm’s, Kölsch

I’ll Have Another

Rieger KC Whiskey, Falernum, Fernet, bitters

Wishing Well

Lavender Limoncello, Cava

White Asparagus Menu Continues

The spring cocktail menu arrives in the midst of white asparagus season, which is now in full swing. Executive Chef Martin Heuser’s white asparagus menu boasts four dishes focused on the rare vegetable sourced from Netherlands, including Little Gem lettuce, Deutsche SpargelKremsuppe, White & Green Asparagus Stew and Pineapple Upside Down Cake (full descriptions below). The white asparagus menu will be offered through the first week of June and can be ordered as a complete, pre fixe menu, or as individual dishes. The white asparagus is also available by the half and full pound, with traditional sides such as drawn butter, sauce hollandaise, hard boiled eggs, truffle butter and house-smoked ham.

White Asparagus Menu

Little Gem Lettuce

Asparagus salad, strawberries, tarragon-green peppercorns, vinaigrette 

Deutsche Spargelkremsuppe

White asparagus cream soup, parsley foam 

White & Green Asparagus Stew

Seared veal medallion, morel mushrooms 

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Minted strawberry sorbet, caramelized white asparagus

Hours

Affäre serves lunch and dinner Tuesday – Thursday, 11:15 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Friday, 11:15 a.m. – 10 p.m. Dinner is also served on Saturday, 5 – 11 p.m. Sunday brunch is served 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Affäre is closed on Sunday evenings and all day on Monday, but is available for private events at those times. 

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