Dining Experience Rolls Out Winter Menu

Dining Experience Introduces Winter Three-Course Dinner Menu

Seasonal menu highlights holiday flavors and local ingredients

Selected dishes from the Winter 2018-2019 Dining Experience menu. Photo by Anna Petrow.

Winter 2018-2019 Dinner Menu

Winter 2018-2019 Craft Cocktails Menu

Small Plates Menu

The Dining Experience at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts debuted its winter menu on Dec. 7, featuring seasonal dishes and original creations by Executive Chef Laura Comer. The three-course dinner menu will be available prior to holiday and winter season performances at the Kauffman Center.

Recently named “Chef of the Year” by the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association, Executive Chef Comer combines classic French technique with modern twists for her seasonal offerings at the Dining Experience. Winter selections include bright starter options like the Pomegranate Orange Salad, hearty entrées like the Hatfield Signature Braised Short Rib and home-style desserts like the Let’s Go Bananas banana bread waffle. The Dining Experience continues to partner with local providers for the finest fresh ingredients, including Circle B Ranch pork, Hatfield beef and Farm to Market bread.

Guests choose one item from each course for the three-course menu, priced at $37 per person. The Dining Experience also offers small plates for lighter fare, a rotating collection of craft cocktails and a curated wine list. The Dining Experience is available prior to most evening performances at the Kauffman Center. Reservations are recommended. Walk-in seating is available at a new, 10-seat bar, custom-designed by local firm Division 51.

The Dining Experience is located in the Founders’ Lounge, just inside the south doors on Level 2 of the Kauffman Center. For reservations, visit Open Table or call the Kauffman Center box office at (816) 994-7222. For menus and more information, visit kauffmancenter.org/dining.


Executive Chef Laura Comer brings a wealth of fine dining history to her work at the Kauffman Center, where she has led the culinary team since fall 2016. Her background includes time with well-known local establishments including Bluestem, Justus Drugstore and Treat America. The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association named Comer its 2018 “Chef of the Year.” Comer is a Kansas City native and graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. She holds an A.O.S. in Culinary Arts and Le Cordon Bleu Diploma from The California School of Culinary Arts.

Feast Magazine: Chef Laura Comer Named Chef of the Year by Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association – October 4, 2018

Photos by Anna Petrow.

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