5 prix fixe meals to get you through the week in KC

The French onion soup at Cafe Provence.

The French onion soup at Cafe Provence.

Your eyes don’t always match up to your wallet. And as a result, your hunger can get the best of your monthly food budget. So in an effort to help you focus on what’s really important — eating well without the post-meal guilt — The Recommended Daily has put together a list of the five prix fixe meals to get you through the week. Let us know where you go for your weekly prix fixe.

Monday: Steak Night at Rye (10551 Mission Road, Leawood). A salad, steak and piece of pie will run you $25 (bump it up to $30 for a filet/strip) for dinner at Colby & Megan Garrelts place in Mission Farms.

Tuesday: Tuesday Night Special at Cafe Provence (3936 W. 69th Terrace, Prairie Village). The four-course prix fixe dinner menu changes weekly, but the price ($38) remains the same. This past week featured escargot, vichyssoie (a chilled potato and leek soup), roasted pork loin and chocolate mousse with a raspberry coulis.

Wednesday: Lunch at Andre’s Confisserie Suisse (5018 Main). Lunch ($16 with tax included) in the tea room is served Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. You’ll get a drink, a choice of four entrees (quiche Lorraine, cheese pie or one of two daily specials) and dessert. There’s poulet schnitzel, a farmer’s plate with smoked pork loin and mini cheese pie and bratwurst with potato casserole on tap over the next several weeks.

Thursday: La Grande Notte at Michael Smith (1900 Main). The “Big Night,” four-course Italian tasting menu is $45 and changes weekly. They also offer Italian wines at half-price every Thursday night. This week is beef carpaccio, corn and shrimp ravioli, seafood stew in tomato broth and blueberry beggars purse. [You can catch chef Michael Smith on Esquire’s Knife Fight. The episode featuring him airs Wednesday, July 29.]

Friday: Date Night at Eden Alley (707 W 47th Street). The vegetarian restaurant in the bottom of the Unity Temple on the Plaza has a Friday night Date Night special. It’s a shared appetizer, two entrees and a dessert for $30 from 4 to 9 p.m. If it’s a platonic date, get the garlic grilled cheese. If it’s more romantic, opt for the falafel platter. They also offer beer, cider, wine and beer cocktails. Eden Alley just changed its hours earlier this month. They’re now open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. They still will offer Saturday brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

[Image via Facebook: Cafe Provence]

Jonathan Bender

Jonathan Bender is the founder of The Recommended Daily.

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