Kurlbaum's Heirloom Tomatoes

2017 Restaurant Dinners

(at the Restaurant)


Enjoy a restaurant dinner featuring Kurlbaum's Heirloom Tomatoes and specially prepared food, good drink and company.  During the evening you'll be treated to presentations from the Chef describing the food as well as tomato history and lore from the Kurlbaum family.



July 31 (Monday) 7:00 pm at Jasper's Restaurant--The Supper Club featuring Kurlbaum's Heirloom Tomatoes


Call Jaspers at 816-941-6600 to make reservations soon as this events sells out.  It's one of Kansas City's main food events and is much anticipated by Jasper fans both new and old.  See more about Jasper at the farm to table dinner featuring him and Michael Smith at our farm below.  ALMOST SOLD OUT, CALL SOON!


August 10 (Thursday), 6:00 pm--Michael Smith's Restaurant Annual Tomato and Wine Dinner at Michaels Smith's


This event features James Beard Award Winning Chef Michael Smith.  Chef Kathy Whims from Nostrana Restaurant in Portland, Oregon will be featured as well.  Michael brings his creative culinary skills to the table at his beautiful Cross Roads Restaurant.  Last year's event was the biggest yet selling out the entire restaurant.  His dishes are carefully paired with wines from renowned wineries.  For reservations go soon to MAKE RESERVATION HERE.  SORRY SOLD OUT!



August 14 (Monday), 6:00 pm--Chicken & Pickle Benefit for Wayside Waifs


New to our tomato dinner venues is a place we know all of our Kurlbaum Tomaniacs (tm) will find as one of the most fun.  If you haven't been to Chicken & Pickle, you are truly missing  all the excitement (and playing Pickle Ball with your friends!).  Located in North Kansas City (Northtown) this event will feature Chef Alex Staub, one of the best young Chefs in the City!  And, you'll be doing some good for those unfortunate pets that need some Tomato Love by benefiting Wayside Waifs with a portion of your ticke price!  www.waysidewaifs.org To make a reservation, go to www.chickennpickle.com.


Bruschetta: Oven Roasted Kurlbaum Tomatoes, Farm to Market Ciabatta, Buratta, Garlic, Oregano and Lemon…..(Black Krim)


Salad: Kurlbaum tomatoes, Watermelon, Feta, Lime, Cilantro and Toasted Walnuts (Pineapple, Green Zebra)


Pasta: Hand made Saffron Chiusoni (Sardinian gnocchi made with semolina flour), Kurlbaum Tomato sauce with Saffron, Potatoes, Mint and Fior di Sardo Cheese (Italian Heirloom)


Trip Tip Steak: Coriander Crusted Tri-Tip Steak, Grilled Kurlbaum Tomatoes, Chimichurri, Pine Nuts, Cilantro Salad (Gold Medal)


Dessert: Due of Tomato Granita with Cantuccini (biscotti cookies) and Rhubarb Semifreddo (Big Rainbow, Mortgage Lifter)Bruschetta: Oven Roasted Kurlbaum Tomatoes, Farm to Market Ciabatta, Buratta, Garlic, Oregano and Lemon



2017 Kurlbaum Farm to Table Dinners

(at our Farm)


Enjoy a tour of our tomato farm from Liz Kurlbaum ("Tomato Lady") before dinner and the History of Tomatoes and other Tomato Lore by Tomato Sommelier, Sky Kurlbaum.  Then  get served a Chef Prepared Dinner by a local celebrity chef using local ingredients including, of course, Kurlbaum's Heirloom Tomatoes fresh from the garden along with whatever else is currently in season.  You'll be having dinner by 6:00 and be back home by 9:30 but have the time of your culinary life in between, guaranteed.  Prices are all inclusive (dinner, wine, gratuity and all the fun extras).  In 2016, every dinner sold out and we had over 500 guests, so save the dates, invite some friends and make your reservations early for a dinner night you'll never forget!


July 28 (Friday) 6:00pm--Chef Michael Peterson from Char Bar.


Have you been to Westport to enjoy a night out lately?  No worries...Talented Chef Peterson from Char Bar will bring the fun to the farm.  His creative cooking style and personality will both entertain and delight your taste buds--not to mention his ability to weave our tomatoes into nearly every plate he serves!  Dessert too!  Come unwind at the farm!!!  This is always one our fan favorites!  SORRY SOLD OUT!



Wild King Salmon Ceviche, Lemon Whip, Tomato “Caviar” & Toast


Crispy Tomato Dumplings, Pancetta & Basil Butter


Seared Sea Scallop, Sugar Snaps & Lobster Vinaigrette


Tomato Rubbed & Smoked Angus Beef Short Rib, Black truffle Twice Baked Yukon & Mater Gravy


Sourdough Tomato Bread Pudding, Pecan Brittle & White Balsamic Anglaise




July 30 (Sunday) 6:00 pm--Slow Foods  at the Kurlbaum Farm.


It's the annual tomato and prime rib dinner presented for the Slow Foods Foundation.  Jasper says Chef Tim Sigler's (Liz Kurlbaum's brother) prime rib is the best he's ever tasted--now that's saying something.  This event alway sells out.  Make your reservations early!  SORRY SOLD OUT!


Bloody Mary Bar, Tomato Lemonade and Citrus Water

Escargot Tomato Cups


Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho

Grilled Romaine Salad w/ Buttermilk Dressing

Heirloom Tomato and Zucchini Casserole

Summer Beet and Tomato Salad

Slow Roasted Prime Rib w/ Horseradish & Au jus

Heirloom Tomato Cobbler w/ Gelato





August 1 (Tuesday), 6:00 pm--Featuring not one but two Chefs at the Kurlbaum Farm--Jasper Mirabile and Michael Smith!


This is Kansas City's culinary event of the season!  Rather than competing (we'll save that for a later event) these two award-winning chefs will collaborate on the night's offerings.  Great food and entertainment by these gregarious chefts will fill the evening.  Don't miss it!  Guitarist/vocalist Chris Foster will be performing.







Fresh Appetizers (Chef’s choice)


Heirloom Tomato Soup en Cappuccino


Heirloom Tomato and Missouri Plum Salad, Warm Goat Cheese, Amarena Cherry Dressing


Spaccatelli Alla Norma, Basil, Ricotta Salata


Deconstructed Pork Shank, Kansas Corn & Summer Risotto


Local Peach Cobbler Gelato & Warm Chianti Drizzle






August 4 (Friday), 6:00 pm--"The East Fund" fundraising dinner.


A magical evening at Kurlbaum's Heirloom Tomatoes farm with top Kansas City Chef TJ Wright from the Brio at the Plaza.  Come and enjoy a delicious dinner hosted by Sky & Liz Kurlbaum, Jeff & Jennifer Stottle, Tim & Kim Laughlin, Kevin & Amy Walstrom, Tom & Leah Burkhead and John & Cami McElroy.  100% of the net proceeds will go directly to the SME Fund!


The night will include, "All Things Tomatoes"  Kurlbaum's will be in the prime of the tomato season so anticipate a lot of delicious heirlooms as part of the menu.  Wine and beer provided!  Chris Foster will provide guitar and vocal music.  Ticket information coming soon.   TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!









Served Chilled over Fresh Mozzarella



Seared shrimp in Black Pepper Cream Sauce

Accompanied by charred tomato & smoked Gouda grits



An assortment of the Kulrbaums’ finest served fresh from the vine.



Chilled tomato Gazpacho topped with sour cream & croutons





Campanelle pasta tossed with fresh tomato, Salami, Capicola, & Pepperoni,

Finished with Julienned basil & Reggiano cheese



Finished with Heirloom tomatoes, basil, feta cheese,

Balsamic glaze & Pesto Vinaigrette



Topped with wild mushrooms in a tangy tomato butter sauce.








Tomato Pound Cake topped with Vanilla gelato & Wildberry sauce

"To Live Well is To Eat Well!"







Chef Jasper Mirabile


Chef Michael Smith

Tomato Dinner Deck at the Kurlbaum Farm

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