|Holly, Janel and Susan|
Season's Greetings from Supper Club Six KC. We hope this Holy Season was everything you wished. We commenced the Holiday Season that is otherwise known as the Season of Eating in early December. This was our Christmas Party so we did not have a designated host. It happened to be my birthday so that worked out well for me and one of my dearest friends was in town to help me celebrate. This was not Susan's first time to the rodeo so to speak as she joined us in the earlier years so she knew she was in for a night of gorging on good food and wine.
We decided to have a low key evening on the Plaza to take advantage of the Lights. We stuck with a K.C. institution --JJ's the west end of the Country Club Plaza. Most of us have been to JJ's for wine or cocktails but only a couple of us have had dinner at JJ's. This is surprising considering it is one of KC's most well known local restaurants. Our evening was phenomenal starting with the service we received at the bar. We had 7:30 reservations and met in the bar about 7:00 for cocktails. The bartender was attentive and let us switch our tab to our table without cashing out. I always appreciate this. From the moment you walked in the door, you felt like a regular despite the fact we were anything but a regular. I half expected when I walked in for everyone to yell my name like Norm on Cheers. It really felt like everyone knew each other.
JJ's has old world charm. Spanish terra cotta tiling, stained glass, arched doorways and dimmed lighting. Very cozy. Almost like you stepped into a wine cellar. We were seated on time and shared a bottle of sparkling wine and a red. The wine list is one of the most extensive in the city. We chose a Ben Marco Malbec which was perfect. The table devoured the Paco Shrimp. It was large gulf shrimp stuffed with horseradish, wrapped in bacon and deep-fried and served with a Dijon mustard and white wine sauce, garnished with roasted red bell pepper puree. The Goat Cheese and Artisan Cheese plate starter was fabulous. Just the right amount of appetizers for each of us to have more than just a sampling.
|Michelle, Maggie and Kim|
|Petite Filet with Peppercorn sauce|
We highly recommend JJ's whether it is your first visit or returning to JJ's after a some time away. You should definitely add it to your restaurant rotations. Great spot for special celebrations. Don't let the never ending construction scare you. There is plenty of parking in the lots on the West End only a block or so away.
This concludes another year of fantastic food and wine but more importantly time with great friends. Here's to even better times in 2012!