KC Eats: Food & Flights at Cooper’s Hawk

Cooper's Hawk (Images by Chris Francois and LoudPen) Cooper's Hawk (Images by Chris Francois and LoudPen)
Kale Salad at Cooper's Hawk (Image by LoudPen) Kale Salad at Cooper's Hawk (Image by LoudPen)
Southern Grilled Shrimp Polenta at Cooper's Hawk (Image by Chris Francois) Southern Grilled Shrimp Polenta at Cooper's Hawk (Image by Chris Francois)
Shrimp Campanelle at Cooper's Hawk (Image by Chris Francois) Shrimp Campanelle at Cooper's Hawk (Image by Chris Francois)
Over the Border Egg Rolls at Cooper's Hawk (Image by Chris Francois) Over the Border Egg Rolls at Cooper's Hawk (Image by Chris Francois)
Crab Beignets at Cooper's Hawk (Image by Chris Francois) Crab Beignets at Cooper's Hawk (Image by Chris Francois)
Classic Tomato Bruschetta at Cooper's Hawk (Image by LoudPen) Classic Tomato Bruschetta at Cooper's Hawk (Image by LoudPen)
Kale Salad at Cooper's Hawk (Image by LoudPen) Kale Salad at Cooper's Hawk (Image by LoudPen)
Southern Grilled Shrimp Polenta at Cooper's Hawk (Image by Chris Francois) Southern Grilled Shrimp Polenta at Cooper's Hawk (Image by Chris Francois)
Shrimp Campanelle at Cooper's Hawk (Image by Chris Francois) Shrimp Campanelle at Cooper's Hawk (Image by Chris Francois)
Classic Tomato Bruschetta at Cooper's Hawk (Image by LoudPen) Classic Tomato Bruschetta at Cooper's Hawk (Image by LoudPen)
Over the Border Egg Rolls at Cooper's Hawk (Image by Chris Francois) Over the Border Egg Rolls at Cooper's Hawk (Image by Chris Francois)
Crab Beignets at Cooper's Hawk (Image by Chris Francois) Crab Beignets at Cooper's Hawk (Image by Chris Francois)
Cooper's Hawk (Images by Chris Francois and LoudPen) Cooper's Hawk (Images by Chris Francois and LoudPen)

My fellow Pennies & Pens,

Every time I visit Kansas City, I experience something new. From the start of KC and All That Jazz, I knew this time would be no different. Pen and I both hold good eats near and dear to our hearts and we were humbled to have the privilege to dine in with Cooper’s Hawk KC.

Upon arriving at Cooper’s Hawk, we settled into a booth where we were able to explore wine, hor’dourves, dinner, and dessert. Having sampled their wine before we immediately knew we would start our course with yup that’s right wine!!!

Cooper's Hawk (Images by Chris Francois and LoudPen)

Cooper’s Hawk (Images by Chris Francois and LoudPen)

The beauty of Cooper’s Hawk is that you can choose from at least six different types of flights (4 samples of wine). Pen chose white & I chose red, while we are on the topic of red, I also had a delicious Classic Red Sangria with dessert which we’ll discuss more later (wink, wink).

So the flights consisted of four very generous wine tastings; my Red Flight included: Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon; Pen’s White Flight included: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Cooper’s Hawk White, and Chardonnay.

Renee & Pen at Cooper's Hawk (Photo by Chris Francois)

Renee & Pen at Cooper’s Hawk (Photo by Chris Francois)

Also, did I forget to mention every bottle of Cooper’s Hawk wine is produced at a local vineyard of their choosing and christened with the Cooper’s Hawk label?! Moving on to hor’dourves we were able to indulge in crispy Crab Beignets, and Over The Border Egg Rolls (I’m a sucker for anything southern).

Our most health conscience bite was the Classic Tomato Bruschetta. With every bite we took we knew there had to be more enticing flavors wrapped in our entrees.

Crab Beignets at Cooper's Hawk (Image by Chris Francois)

Crab Beignets at Cooper’s Hawk (Image by Chris Francois)

 

Over the Border Egg Rolls at Cooper's Hawk (Image by Chris Francois)

Over the Border Egg Rolls at Cooper’s Hawk (Image by Chris Francois)

 

Classic Tomato Bruschetta at Cooper's Hawk (Image by LoudPen)

Classic Tomato Bruschetta at Cooper’s Hawk (Image by LoudPen)

Pen enjoyed a Salmon Kale Salad (without the Salmon  & with Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing so it was Vegan) which the wonderful Cooper’s Hawk manager Sara recommended to meet made sure met Pen’s Vegan dietary needs. My husband and I went the seafood route with Shrimp Campanelle & Southern Grilled Shrimp and Polenta, this was my first go at polenta and I was very excited!

We were able to enjoy our meals over a soft ambiance, rich conversation and great wine. I would like to state for the record Pennies and Pens I, Renee Jones was celebrating a 30 something birthday so there was no doubt I was giving in to a guilty pleasure…… SWEETS! I decided to treat myself to an ooey gooey butter cake…. And I must say Tres Bon

Shrimp Campanelle at Cooper's Hawk (Image by Chris Francois)

Shrimp Campanelle at Cooper’s Hawk (Image by Chris Francois)

 

Southern Grilled Shrimp Polenta at Cooper's Hawk (Image by Chris Francois)

Southern Grilled Shrimp Polenta at Cooper’s Hawk (Image by Chris Francois)

 

Kale Salad at Cooper's Hawk (Image by LoudPen)

Kale Salad at Cooper’s Hawk (Image by LoudPen)

So in conclusion when plans point you in the direction of Kansas City, Missouri be sure to find your way to Cooper’s Hawk. P.S. Cooper’s Hawk has multiple locations in different states 😉 Learn more here: www.coopershawkwinery.com

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Renee Jones
Renee Jones wants to live in a world where 2 week vacations are mandatory, wine comes in a big gulp and Saturdays are 32 hours. As an educator of small humans a.k.a. children she has developed a high volume of patience, believes every moment in life is an opportunity to learn or teach, and the importance of not crying over spilled... well anything because all you can do is clean it up and pour another round! She is most known for her gorgeous smile, unbelievable yet brutal honesty, and care free attitude. When she is not discovering new ways to make learning awesome for preschoolers or developing her blogging skills, you can find her researching hair products, reading crime-mystery novels and catching up with a few of the best people the world. Renee’s latest venture is a collaboration with The InkSpot. Renee will be working with The InkSpot as an Editorial Assistant to write content, do research, and travel for the Summer in the South series. Renee will be contributing to both de la Pen...All Pen Everything and #TheInkSpotLP. To stay connected with Renee Jones follow her on Instagram: @renee.jones03 and Twitter @reneejones03.