Vermouth tasting menu introduced at Affäre; 4-course menu announced for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Affäre offers 7 fortified wines on its new Vermouth tasting menu, will be open for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 8, 2015) – Affäre introduces a new Vermouth tasting menu in time for the holiday season with seven different Vermouth drinks that will be offered through the winter months. The menu features fortified wines like the Chinato from Piedmont, Italy or the Imbue, Petal and Thorn from Gaston, Oregon. Guests wanting to take advantage of the diversity of the full tasting menu can enjoy a flight of four for $12.

Guests can now enjoy the Vermouth menu during Affäre’s new hours. The restaurant is now open for dinner on Sundays until 9 p.m. and all day on Mondays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., now only closed during Saturday lunch.

Vermouth Menu

Contratto Bianco

Piedmont, Italy

Slight sweetness with flavors of hawthorn flower, marjoram, chamomile, sweet clover and bergamot

Contratto Rosso

Piedmont, Italy

Complex, with a sultry tartness and flavors of coriander, clover, cinnamon, angelica root and orange peel.

Lacuesta Rojo

Haro, Spain

Aromatic notes of vanilla and chamomile and a perfect balance of bitterness, sweetness and acidity.

Carpano Antica Formula

Piedmont, Italy

Rich and complex, aromas of mint, plums, figs, bitter chocolate and toffee. 

Lacuesta Reserva


Haro, Spain

Bitter orange peel with black chocolate and sweetness of toasted sugar and absinthe. Soft and mellow finish.

Imbue, Petal & Thorn

Gaston, Oregon

Aromas of chamomile and orange peel are contradicted by pine and cinnamon. Finishes with an assertive bitterness. 

Mancino, Chinato

Piedmont, Italy

Dark in color, it offers lingering flavors of bitters, coffee, dark chocolate, plums and tobacco.


Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Menu

Affäre also announces its Christmas Eve and Christmas Day four-course, pre fixe menu. Guests can enjoy three courses and a dessert with wine pairings for $95 or the pre fixe menu without the wine pairings for $65.  In addition to the special pre fixe menu on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Affäre will also offer its popular brunch on Christmas Day, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 pm. Affäre will be open regular hours on Christmas Eve and for brunch and dinner on Christmas day.

Christmas Eve/Christmas Day Pre Fixe Four-Course Menu

First Course

Artisan Greens in Radicchio Basket

Confit apples, orange filets, starfruit

Cranberry-walnut dressing

Asparagus-Black Forest Schinken bundles


Steak Tartare “Stroganoff”

Gherkin fluid gel, red pepper coulis, mustard

Affäre rye bread


Swabian Snail Soup

Root Vegetables, cream Soup, tarragon, profiteroles

Second Course

Seafood Carpaccio

Tuna, scallop, red lentils, herbs

Citrus-fennel salad, tobico mignonette


Butternut Squash Ravioli

Brown butter, pesto spaghetti squash


Third Course

Red Wine-Braised Goose Leg

Plum-stuffing, Brussels sprouts, red cabbage

Potato dumpling


Roasted Beef Prime Rib Au Jus

Café de Paris butter, green bean-mushroom medley

Yorkshire pudding


Salmon Strudel

Scottish salmon filet strudel dough

Julienne squash, jicama, creamed spinach

Parisienne potatoes

Fourth Course

Stollen parfait glace, Lebkuchen Anglaise

Starfruit-kiwi salad


Traditional German Christmas cookies, Stollen, Chantilly cream


About Affäre

Located in the heart of the Crossroads Arts District, Affäre is Kansas City’s home for authentic contemporary German cuisine. Owned and operated by Germany-natives Martin and Katrin Heuser, the restaurant features a lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch and full bar with authentic German beers on tap. Martin leads the kitchen, combining experience working in his family’s centuries-old inn in Germany and classical chef training to create a contemporary menu unmatched in the area. Katrin, a certified sommelier, operates the restaurant’s wine program and also manages the restaurant’s operations. The restaurant is open Tues.-Thurs. 11:15 a.m. – 10 p.m., Fri. 11:15 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sat. 5-11 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. During the Kansas City streetcar construction, Affäre is closed on Mondays. Visit Affäre online at