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Corvino

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:52 am
by chrizow
dined at corvino last night. we found it to be very impressive on all fronts. the place looks great. live music is a great touch. the cocktails are as good as anywhere. the wine list is thoughtful although i would maybe want to see more old-world reds by the glass.

we tried several dishes: steak tartare (with smoked bearnaise, mustard seeds, pickled onion, and housemade pumpernickel crackers - it was very good, classic flavors but a little different than the norm). foie gras torchon (with miso-cherry pudding, cocoa nibs, forbidden rice crackers - outstanding, i'm usually pretty lukewarm on foie gras but it was delicious). avocado-carrot salad (with black lime, mint and pine nuts - also delicious). roasted oyster mushrooms (with charred peaches, shiso, and a romesco type sauce - this was the only miss, it tasted kind of like burned pizza crust). fried chicken ssam (basically lettuce wraps with spicy and delicious chicken thigh tenders). we also had dessert, which was a glorious chocolate cake with mascarpone mousse and coffee ice cream, which is now one of our favorite desserts in KC. all of the dishes were also very beautiful visually and most were served on attractive, hand-made ceramic plates.

the service was also really great. for a refined, expensive restaurant, the service was very friendly, down to earth, and affable. the server accurately discerned we did not like the oyster mushroom dish, requested and seemed to appreciate our feedback, and took it off our check (which we did not request or expect, but thought it was a nice touch).

overall the restaurant seems to be firing on all cylinders straight out of the gate. it is unquestionably one of the best restos in KC right now, maybe the best in terms of total package. we are looking forward to going back to try the tasting menu.

Re: Corvino

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:09 am
by taxi
I agree. My other new favorite is Antler Room, which is completely different in so many ways – size, interior design and color palate, and overall vibe. But the food is just as good. Both are inventive and adventurous.

Re: Corvino

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:14 pm
by WSPanic
I'm moving into an office at Corrigan Station on Tuesday. Hoping to finish the move off with a dinner at Corvino. I doubt it will become a regular haunt, but everything sounds really good.

Need to try Antler Room too.

Re: Corvino

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:46 am
by bobbyhawks
Agreed. Antler Room and Corvino are great additions to the dining scene. I'd put them up there with Novel/Bluestem/Rieger/Port Fonda as our favorite places to go for a nice meal nowadays.

**Edit** - I should also add Krokstrom to my list of favorite places.

Re: Corvino

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:34 am
by pash
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Re: Corvino

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:09 pm
by KCPowercat
I made fun of my friend raving about krokstrom until I had it and fell in love with it!

Re: Corvino

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:43 pm
by kucer
Is there a bar at Antler Room?

Re: Corvino

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:08 am
by DaveKCMO
kucer wrote:Is there a bar at Antler Room?
yes.

Re: Corvino

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:07 pm
by swid
We went to Corvino Saturday night to try the late-night burger (and it lived up to the hype - A++ would eat again) and a coctail; we'll be back to work through more of their menu soon.

The Star has an article about them getting a AAA Four Diamond Award; Bluestem is the only other restaurant in KC to have received one.

Re: Corvino

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:21 pm
by DaveKCMO
Ravenous, a fast-casual lunch counter, will open this summer in the small park at the corner of 19th and Main Streets. The kitchen space is attached to their current building, Corrigan Station, and Ravenous will feature outdoor seating.
https://www.feastmagazine.com/the-feed/ ... 904c0.html

Re: Corvino

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:08 am
by KCPowercat
I mean this could be the start of a shake shack type of enterprise if they wanted to make it into that.