Restaurant Week kicks off in KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City might be known for its barbecue, but there's a whole lot more to the local food scene. This month you can sample the best of the best.

Kansas City Restaurant Week kicks off Friday and runs through January 26. On Tuesday night, some attended a preview for some tasty samples.

This year there are 132 restaurants participating. Organizers say Kansas City is becoming known as one of the best restaurant destinations in the country.

"Local chefs, local restaurant owners, collaborators—they're friendly. They're welcoming. They want to try new things and that carries over to all the citizens who go to the restaurants," said.

For a full list of the participating restaurants, visit kcrestaurantweek.com.

Here is one example of a dish available:

Dish:

Seared Stockyards Simply Omega Beef Medallions

Wilted Kale and Pork Belly Salad with Truffle Vinaigrette

Recipe:

For the Beef:

clean & cut 2 oz portions of beef tenderloin

heat a cast iron skillet add 2 T olive oil, season beef with salt & pepper and sear for 1 minute on each side.

For the salad:

remove beef from pan, add 2 oz. diced pork belly or bacon & render, add 1 oz chopped kale, deglaze with 2 oz sherry, add 1 T. truffle oil.

serve beef on top of kale salad drizzle with pan juices.

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