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—  2018 Kurlbaum Tomato Dinners —

2018 Restaurant Dinners (at the Restaurant) 

Kurlbaum Tomato Food Art by Michael Smith...

Kurlbaum Tomato Food Art by Michael Smith...

Enjoy a restaurant dinner featuring Kurlbaum's Heirloom Tomatoes and specially prepared food, good drink and company.  During the evening you'll be treated to presentations from the Chef describing the food as well as tomato history and lore from the Kurlbaum family.

August 6 (Monday), 6:00 pm--Chicken N Pickle benefiting Homes from the Heart an amazing organization that builds sustainable communities in Central America and Haiti!

New to our tomato dinner venues is a place we know all of our Kurlbaum Tomaniacs (tm) will find as one of the most fun.  If you haven't been to Chicken N Pickle, you are truly missing  all the excitement (and playing Pickle Ball with your friends!).  Located in North Kansas City (Northtown) this event will feature Chef Alex Staab, one of the best young Chefs in the City!  This event benefits Homes from the Heart, an amazing organization that builds sustainable communities in Central America and Haiti! To make a reservation, go to or Buy Tickets Here.  See the menu below.

Pane Carasau (Sardinian Flat Bread), Kurlbaum Green Tomato, Sorrel Salsa verde, Sea Salt, Moscardini (grilled baby octopus)

Tomatoes, Red Plums, Rhubarb puree, Tarragon Oil, Citrus and Humbolt Fog Goat Cheese

Fresh Lobster, Molinasa Fusilli, Braised Kurlbaum Red Tomatoes, Lobster Mushrooms, Parsley & marjoram, Citrus

Blackened Flank Steak, Three Sisters Saute, Kurlbaum Farms Pickled Tomato Relish, Garden Basil, Charred Olive Oil Bread

Caramelized Summer Squash Bread Pudding, Sweet Kurlbaum Tomato Chutney, Crème Chantill



August 9 (Thursday), 6:00 pm--Michael Smith's Restaurant Annual Tomato and Wine Dinner at Michaels Smith's

This event features James Beard Award Winning Chef Michael Smith and a guest celebrity Chef.  Michael brings his creative culinary skills to the table at his beautiful Cross Roads Restaurant.  Last year's event was the biggest yet selling out the entire restaurant.  His dishes are carefully paired with wines from renowned wineries.  For reservations go soon to  



Chef Jasper Mirabile

Chef Jasper Mirabile

August 13 (Monday) 7:00 pm at Jasper's  Restaurant--The Supper Club featuring Kurlbaum's Heirloom Tomatoes

Call Jaspers at 816-941-6600 or visit his website at to make reservations soon as this events sells out.  It's one of Kansas City's main food events and is much anticipated by Jasper fans both new and old.  See more about Jasper at the farm to table dinner featuring him and Michael Smith at our farm below.  


Dinner Deck at the Kurlbaum Tomato Farm where the Good Times Roll...

Dinner Deck at the Kurlbaum Tomato Farm where the Good Times Roll...

2018 Kurlbaum Farm to Table Dinners (at our Farm)

Enjoy a tour of our tomato farm from Liz Kurlbaum ("Tomato Lady") before dinner and the History of Tomatoes and other Tomato Lore by Tomato Sommelier, Sky Kurlbaum.  Then  get served a Chef Prepared Dinner by a local celebrity chef using local ingredients including, of course, Kurlbaum's Heirloom Tomatoes fresh from the garden along with whatever else is currently in season.  You'll be having dinner by 6:00 and be back home by 9:30 but have the time of your culinary life in between, guaranteed.  Prices are all inclusive (dinner, wine, gratuity and all the fun extras including for most events, live entertainment).  In 2016 and 2017, every dinner sold out and we had over 500 guests, so save the dates, invite some friends and make your reservations early for a dinner night you'll never forget!


July 20 (Friday) 6:00pm--Chef Michael Peterson from Char Bar.

Have you been to Westport to enjoy a night out lately?  No worries...Talented Chef Peterson from Char Bar ( will bring the fun to the farm.  His creative cooking style and personality will both entertain and delight your taste buds--not to mention his ability to weave our tomatoes into nearly every plate he serves!  Dessert too!  Come unwind at the farm!!!  This is always one our fan favorites!  SOLD OUT!  SOLD OUT!  SOLD OUT!

Chef Michael Peterson's Menu:

            Smoked Lobster Rillettes, Tomato Caviar and Toast

            Charred Watermelon, Watercress, Tomato Vinegar & Creamy Sheep’s Milk Cheese

            Smoked Tomato Tacos, Pork Belly and Whipped Avocado

            Angus Short Rib “Doggy Bag” Crispy Taters & Mater Basil Braise

            Warm Tomato Pie with Sweet Ricotta

July 21 (Saturday) 6:00 pm--Chef Devin Campbell from the new Sailor Jack's Restaurant in Westport will be at the Kurlbaum Farm.  

This night brings Chef Devin Campbell's talents to the farm for his first visit.  We are very pleased to have his skills, honed in conjunction with Michael Peterson's tutilage over the years.  Chef Devin is Executive Chef at the new Sailor Jack's Restaurant in Westport and this evening portends to be a display of his finest dishes.  SOLD OUT!  SOLD OUT!  SOLD OUT!

Chef Devin Campbell's Menu:

Saison vinegar compressed watermelon. Circus frisée salad. Tomato infused Ricotta. Agrumato. 

Seared and chilled scallop. Hazelnut milk. Cilantro oil. Tomato salt.

Tomato agnolotti. Spring onion. Parmesan milk. Gochugaru oil. 

Sherry braised Beef shank. Calabrian oil confit tomato. Corn pudding. Grilled oyster mushrooms.  

Green tomato ice cream. Basil lemon bar. Candied wild rice. Mint syrup.

July 24 (Tuesday), 6:00 pm--Featuring not one but two Chefs at the Kurlbaum Farm--Jasper Mirabile and Michael Smith!  

This is Kansas City's culinary event of the season!  Rather than competing (we'll save that for a later event) these two award-winning chefs will collaborate on the night's offerings.  Great food and entertainment by these gregarious chefts will fill the evening.  Don't miss it!  SOLD OUT!  SOLD OUT!  SOLD OUT!

Chefs Jasper Mirabile and Michael Smith's Menu:

In the Beginning
Lobster Cappuccino
Jasper’s Mozzarella Theater featuring Kurlbaum’s Heirloom Tomatoes

Sardinian lorighittas Lorighittas, slow simmered tomato sauce, local eggplant and fresh mussels

Tuscan Panazanella

Piatti del Giorno
Ragu alla Napoletana
Rustico, Sicilian Fennel sausage, meatball & tomato braised pork shank & wild oregano

Sicilian Ricotta Cake, Raspberry Sauce & Local Peaches


Chris Foster, Entertainer

Chris Foster, Entertainer

Chris Foster:

Chris has been performing professionally for 26 years. To date he has performed over 5000 gigs for Such clients as Walt Disney World, Ritz Carlton Resorts, The American Red Cross and many many more.  In 2006 Chris and co-writer Stacey Knights won the American Idol Underground songwriting competition (jazz category) with the song titled "Morning Monk".  Also in 2006 Chris won the Liberty Missouri Performing Arts New Artist Showcase.  In 2003 he was recognized by the Government of Key West Florida for his Composition titled "Storm of the Century" and his musical depiction of the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane.  In 2002 His song "Palma De Mallorca" was recognized by the King of Spain. He is noted for his great skill of guitar playing that is showcased on his Christmas CD and his Back To Brazil CD.


Nicki Scruggs:

Nicki Scruggs, Entertainer

Nicki Scruggs, Entertainer

Nicki Scruggs (born July 9th, 1992 in Kansas City, MO) is an alternative, blues and R&B singer/songwriter and guitarist. She often holds comparisons of Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones and ZZ Ward. Influences range from Incubus to Prince to Raitt herself.  Nicki was an American Idol Hollywood contestant in 2011 and is now promoting her 7 song EP that was recorded in Kansas City and Muscle Shoals, AL.

913-302-8038 (Liz Kurlbaum)

Location of Farm Dinners
6330 Donahoo
Kansas City, KS  66104  

Chef Jasper Mirabile at the Kurlbaum Farm

Chef Jasper Mirabile at the Kurlbaum Farm