DINNERS 2018-06-02T19:57:27+00:00


We are busy creating some unique and fun dining experiences for you. Generous hosts and chefs from the community will be opening their homes and restaurants and preparing some memorable meals for 8 to 80 people with ticket prices between $25 and $175.

FLAVOR! will kick off in September and run through October 2018.

Tickets go on sale to the public in July.

In the meantime, whet your appetite with last year’s delicious events:


November 3, 2017: FINE DINING, FRENCH WINES, hosted by Terry Anderson & Michael Henry

Hosts Terry Anderson and Michael Henry invite to a fine dining experience at their Meyer Circle home. After conversation and a cocktail hour, you’ll indulge in new American cuisine and exquisitely paired with classic French wines. It’s sure to be an experience – and meal – to remember.

September 10, 2017: ITALIAN GARDENS, hosted by Cody Hogan & Peter Crump

Hosts Cody Hogan and Peter Crump invite you to join in their garden for an evening Italian-inspired local delights. Using local, in-season ingredients and featuring the traditional courses of antipasti, pasta, secondi and dolci, and wines from the vineyards of Lidia Bastianich, this dinner is sure evoke the finest flavors of the Italian peninsula.

September 19, 2017: OUR PERUVIAN PRESIDENT, hosted by Gabriel Zorogastua

Good Samaritan Project Board President Gabe Zorogastua invites you to share in the cuisine of his native Peru! The menu features papas rellenas, quinoa salad, aji de gallina, arroz con pollo, arroz con maricos, and choco flan – all cooked to perfection by none other than caterer extraordinaire, Gabe’s mother. After dinner pisco sours will be served as Andean music plays.

September 24, 2017: FIESTA DE PIÑATA, hosted by  Paul Monteil & Chris Hernandez

Dia de los Muertos isn’t here yet, but that’s no reason not to have a piñata party! Please join hosts Chris Hernandez and Paul Monteil for a fiesta featuring three rounds of piñata-smashing fun, a margarita machine, Mexican beers, made-to-order quesadillas and the best tres leches cake in Kansas City.

September 28, 2017: IT’S PRONOUNCED “BOUQUET,” hosted by Eric Thomas & Jonathan Gregory 

Breathtaking Plaza views and a revue with Daisy Buckët (fresh off her off-Broadway show with The Kinsey Sicks) await as Eric Thomas & Jonathan Gregory’s present some of Kansas City’s finest offerings. Following an hour of cocktails, savor your way through a four course meal straight from the Ragazza kitchen. Accompanying each course, of course, are wine pairings from the cellars of Cooper’s Hawk Winery. And to top things off? Sumptuous treats by Bernard’s Bakhaus and floral splendor compliments of Arts & Flowers KC.

October 1, 2017: HAUTE DOGS AT HOOP DOG, hosted by Sloane Simmons & Harl Van Deursen; Cathryn Simmons & Lori Buntin; and Kirk Isenhour & Doug Anning

An artistic affair awaits you at Hoop Dog! The artists’ space and urban garden offers an array of designer hot dogs complete with inspired – and delicious – takes on traditional toppings. A full bar and dessert are included – as well as tailor-made side dishes, perfect for an evening of style, art and haute (dog) cuisine. Self-guided garden tours and guided tours of the artist space will be offered throughout the evening. Click here for more information on Hoop Dog Studio.

October 5, 2017: FALL FIESTA, hosted by Kathleen Kunkler & Peggy Lowe

Join these two hot tamales for a fun night of tacos, ‘ritas and rock-and-roll! You’ll know the place when you see the Indios Carbonsitos truck parked in the driveway and hear the guitar player. Indios Carbonsitos serves what its owner/chef Adrian calls “MEXI-Q,” a fusion of traditional Mexican and BBQ. You’ll wash it down with good Margaritas and Mexican beer. And you’ll enjoy Tim Stop, an indy musician who has toured nationally and is often heard on Sirius XM’s Coffeehouse.

October 14, 2017: WHEN IN ROME…BRUNCH!, hosted by Kristopher Dabner & Laura Norris

Enjoy a drop of la dolce vita and join hosts Kristopher Dabner and Laura Norris for an Italian-style brunch al fresco. Catered by Cucina della Ragazza and featuring seasonally-infused liquors and champagne cocktails, it’s sure to evoke the sunny Mediterranean fall and be a beautiful way to begin your weekend.

October 29, 2017: A PUMPKIN CARVING PARTY!, hosted by Jonathan Bowyer & Zach Loes
Enjoy a lively – yet eerie! – evening of pumpkin carving, cocktails and a casual, harvest-themed dinner featuring homemade soups, honey glazed ham and seasonal side dishes. Hosted by Jonathan Bowyer and Zach Loes, this occasion is perfect for adults and families.

October 15, 2017: STAR OF PLATES AND STAGE, hosted by Mike Enos Ft. Tuc Watkins

Mike Enos hosts a dinner in his 19th century home with star of screen and stage Tuc Watkins. The sumptuous menu includes smoked trout paté with caviar; corn and red pepper bisque; seared pork tenderloin with a cherry-port reduction and Roquefort polenta. And, in case you thought the decadence was done before dessert, never fear: Christopher Elbow dark chocolate ice cream with coffee liqueur, spiced caramel, honey roasted almonds and black sea salt finish the night’s noshes.

October 20, 2017: AN OLD-FASHIONED LUAU for 50!, hosted by Ron Megee & Jon Fulton Adams; Richelle Cirino & Michael Turner
Aloha! Join hosts Ron Megee & Jon Fulton Adams + Richelle Cirino & Michael Turner for a luau featuring roasted pig, classic beach music and signature tropical drinks. Be sure to come hungry: Some of Kansas City’s most accomplished chefs – Michael Turner, Janet Ross and Lou Jane Temple – are lending their culinary skills to this Midwestern Maui mixer.

October 21, 2017: THE AMERICAN (DINNER) DREAM, hosted by Mayor Kay Barnes & Tom Van Dyke
Please join former Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Kay Barnes and Tom Van Dyke for a mix of food and libations as eclectic as America itself. Featuring favorite recipes of Kay’s – prepared by the former mayor herself! – and a cocktail hour, it’s sure to be an evening of good conversation, good friends and good times.


Anthony Edwards & Scott Henze

Dr. Jose Rodriguez & Bob Sherwood

Nicola Heskett & Walt Cofer

Sarah & Jon Baum