Kansas City chef features locally grown corn - The Packer

Kansas City chef features locally grown corn

07/22/2014 11:33:00 AM
Dan Galbraith

Dan GalbraithChef Jasper Mirabile Jr., of Jasper's Ristorante, Kansas City, Mo., (left) and his assistant dish up Insalata della Casa, a local corn salad with fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes, July 21 during "A Local Corn & Limoncello Experience." Mirabile's creations included Limoncello Spritzer, Limoncello Ricotta and Limoncello Olives with Kansas Corn Brushetta; Kansas Corn Risotto; Tuscan Butter Chicken & Fresh Kansas Corn (on the cob), with Bismarck Corn Bread; and Lisa Waterman Gray's Limoncello Cheesecake with Jasper III's Homemade Limoncello.KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When life gives Chef Jasper lemons, he makes limoncello. And locally grown sweet corn.

That’s what happened July 21 in Kansas City, Mo., when Jasper Mirabile Jr. put on a five-course meal at his restaurant, Jasper’s Ristorante.

Lowell Neitzel and Lyle Nunemaker, of Bismarck Gardens in Lawrence, Kan., grew the corn used in the event and were on hand during the dinner to taste the dishes and talk to guests about the sweet corn.

Dan GalbraithLyle Nunemaker, grower from Bismarck Gardens, Lawrence, Kan., enjoys corn on the cob his farm produced and chef Jasper Mirabile Jr. prepared July 21 during "A Local Corn & Limoncello Experience." The dinner, featuring Seminis Performance Series Temptation II sweet corn, served to demonstrate how locally grown corn could be incorporated into various dishes.The menu included: Limoncello Spritzer, Limoncello Ricotta and Limoncello Olives with Kansas Corn Brushetta; Kansas Corn Risotto; Insalata della Casa, a local corn salad with fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes; Tuscan Butter Chicken & Fresh Kansas Corn (on the cob), with Bismarc Corn Bread; and Lisa Waterman Gray’s Limoncello Cheesecake with Jasper III’s Homemade Limoncello.



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