Wrapping up my trip in the Sunflower State, Kansas I wanted to highlight some places that stood out to me in the last few days I was there. A trip is never complete if you don’t get to Eat something or somewhere that just rocks your socks off, Relax because it’s your duty to mankind not to explode and Discover something new because you’re smart like that, and Smart is Sexy…zinnnnnng, yup I said it! So let’s discover together:
Eat: Taste and See Restaurant, 3825 E. Harry, Wichita, Kansas
This is the new local spot, with celebrity chef Jason Febres.
The concept at this restaurant is intriguing. It is definitely a good use of its name, Taste and See because here you eat with your mouth and eyes! There is an open kitchen prep area with a projection screen as well that allows diners to see what’s happening in the kitchen, “interactive dinning” dubs the chef. The space is fun, the design is nothing special but compliments the food. Also he has a wine cellar area where regular customers can store their stash. The menu changes seasonally to use farm-to-table style dishes. The menu has dishes chef Febres is known for such as, ceviche, paella, and gaucho steak.
Discover: Elderslie Farm, 3501 E. 101st St. N.
Valley Center, KS 67147
I’m a sucker for Farm-to-Table concepts, especially when I get to participate. So check this Farm out, they are called the Elderslie Farm and they are the real deal! Located north of Wichita, Kansas, their agriculture boasts blackberries, raspberries, a small strawberry patch, and an acre of the best veggies in season. I got to stop by and take a quick look around and pick a few fresh produce myself to take back and enjoy at our dinner later that evening. A perfect way to eat healthy while also traveling. As well as a wonderful gift to any host or hostess. It’s like having a best friend that has an awesome veggie garden, where you do none of the work but enjoy all the perks! haha if only!
“We seek not only to produce food that is excellent, but to tend and dress the land in such a way that is delightful to behold and live upon. This desire for both quality and delight inhabits all our endeavors. We love our state, the people in it, and our small part of it. Our goal is to share that love with you, our customers. “- The Elder family
They are hosting their first Farm-to-Table dinner event– outdoors and chef driven and I can just imagine the drool worthy recipes the chef will create! If you are in the area, highly suggest it- not only because it is the perfect date night but a great way to meet new like-minded people, over the love of food! Since seats are limiting, reserve your seat here.
Thought I’d get creative and show off my juggling skills…..the dog was my only audience, can’t tell if he was amused or confused…judging by his face, I think he was blown away ;)!
Explore Food, Eat the Fresh Stuff.
Smart is Sexy.
What fresh ingredients are you eating this week? Does anyone know which veggies are in season for fall?