Thrillist said the new Corvino Supper Club & Tasting Room may very well be the most ambitious restaurant to have ever opened in Kansas City.
Now the online lifestyle site has selected the restaurant as one of its Prime 13, the best new restaurants to open this year across the country.
On one visit in June, its reviewer opted for the fried rice, which changes seasonally: “Perfectly fluffy grains of rice were cut with sweet and crunchy bits of Asian pear, subtly sweet hunks of crab and a funky house-made XO sauce that managed to hit all of my taste buds in unison. The fried rice was just the start of the meal, which seamlessly blended ingredients from the Midwest, the South, and the Asian pantry into a menu of steady hits.”
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But Thrillist said one of the most talked-about items is found on the late-night menu — simply called “cheeseburger” — “Smashed double chuck patties thoroughly caramelized and overlaid with melted slices of Muenster, stacked under a few pickles and a bit of charred onion on a squishy, but toasted sesame seed bun that’s been lightly lathered with creamy aioli.”
Tasting menu: check. Live music: check. Late night burgers: check. What can’t Corvino do?
Still, Corvino wasn’t sure his shared plates concept would take off, Thrillist said.
“In this city people tend to get an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert,” says Corvino.