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Review: Accurso’s mixes tradition, new ideas

The Star’s food editor and restaurant critic Jill Silva recently reviewed


, an Italian restaurant at 4980 Main St.

A few tasty tidbits from her




“The Prince Edward Island mussels were bathed in a fragrant white wine, lemon and basil broth, and the Accurso bruschetta — several slices of thick, soft French bread — was lightly toasted then swiped with mascarpone and topped with whisper-thin curls of prosciutto and a spoonful of sweet strawberry jam.”


“The new cocktail menu has 13 specialty and classic cocktails, including the best-seller, the Mad Man, a twist on the Old Fashioned with the addition of orange bitters and sweet vermouth. There are also 10 martinis for $10 each, including the visual stunner Envy, a combination of melon liqueur, vodka, peach liqueur, pear liqueur and fresh lime.”


“If there is one item you should not miss, it’s Mimi’s Favorite Cheesecake. Accurso’s maternal grandmother, Angel Barelli, taught the kitchen staff the secrets to making her signature dessert. The light, fluffy cheesecake has more in common with mousse than the typical dense, New York-style cheesecakes served at most Kansas City restaurants. The recipe recently took first-place at a local dessert competition, and it’s easy to see why.”

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