Restaurant Week Preview: Julian

Kansas City Restaurant Week — 10 glorious, gluttonous days in January when more than 120 metro-area restaurants serve three-course prix-fixe dinners for only $30, and lunches for $15 — began Friday, January 18 and runs through Sunday, January 27.  Ten percent of each Restaurant Week meal ordered will be donated to three local charities, including Harvesters.

This is the second of my Restaurant Week menu previews. (You can read the first, McCoy’s, here.) Before I say any more, I want to offer full disclosure: The marketing firm for KC Restaurant Week asked me to preview these menus free of charge. But this is not a review, just a preview. Plus, you know I’d be honest anyway.

Here is the wonderful, super-filling dinner we had at Julian (6227 Brookside Plaza), as seen through my terrible iPhonetography. As always, my photography does not do the food justice.

Local lettuce salad with hazelnuts, buttermilk blue dressing and crispy prosciutto
Emily’s first course: Local lettuce salad with hazelnuts, buttermilk blue dressing and crispy prosciutto
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Kyle’s first course: House-made sausage with creamed caraway cabbage
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Emily’s main: Linguine with speck, tomato sauce, Swiss chard and Grana Pandano
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Kyle’s main course: Smoked pork shoulder with fennel puree, local apple cider gastrique
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Kyle’s dessert (always chocolate): Chocolate ganache with stout caramel
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Emily’s dessert: Smoked sugar bread pudding with bourbon anglaise. [Oh, how I love bread pudding when it doesn’t have raisins and does have bourbon!]

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