Missouri Barn Dinner Series

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Missouri Barn Dinners | Six Culinary Adventures

The Missouri Barn Dinner Series offers six exclusive evenings featuring a delicious outdoor dining experience, designed and prepared by six talented chefs. Each dinner begins with a cocktail hour, during which guests will enjoy an aperitif and the opportunity to stroll through the Gardens before gathering under the eaves of the barn for the meal. Each chef utilizes seasonal ingredients from the Heartland Harvest Garden, the nation’s largest edible landscape which allows guests to explore local flavors and learn more about the unique ingredients that make up their meal. Seating is limited.


Sunday, August 12  | Into Kansas City’s Melting Pot

Chef Katee McLean of Krokstrom Klubb & Market on Broadway, Anourom Thomson of Anousone’s Mobile Cuisine at the food truck hub Little Piggy and Carlos Mortera of The Bite in the River Market combine forces: These Kansas City chefs will share dishes reflecting their family roots of Scandinavia, Laos and Mexico. The cocktail hour will start with three hors d’oeuvres in the Heartland Harvest Garden, then guests will be seated at one long table for dinner.

Each chef will start the culinary journey using a different part of a pig: pork sausages from Laos, achiote-rubbed pibil pork from Mexico and a Dijon and pumpernickel crusted cold sliced pork dish representing Scandinavia. The meal will be served family-style with complimentary sauces and sides. Dessert will feature large sponge cakes topped with different sauces, fruits and garnishes. This meal is designed to be “laid back,” “interactive,” “with mountains of food and stories.” Expect unique ingredients and some spice to some of the dishes, so this dinner best-suited for adventurous palates. The feast includes alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink options.

5-5:30 p.m. cocktails in the garden
5:30-6 p.m. horticulture tour
6-9 p.m. dinner


2018 Featured Chefs

Please note: Due to the nature of these events, we cannot accommodate special requests or dietary restrictions unless otherwise specified. Purchases are nonrefundable. If you are not able to attend, you are welcome to let others use your seats. All guests must be 21 or older with a valid ID.