New restaurant officially open at Kansas City Marriott Downtown

November 14, 2012 – Kansas City, MO – A stylish, new restaurant has opened at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. MetropolitanKC promises to expand the scope of Power & Light District dining options for local residents as well as hotel guests. “MetropolitanKC has a cool, urban vibe,” says Cynthia Savage, director of marketing. “Our vision is to capture the can-do Kansas City spirit that fueled downtown’s growth in the early 20th century and reignited it in the early 21st century.”

MetropolitanKC is expected to continue building on the hotel’s steadily rising culinary reputation that was most recently boosted by the July opening of BARCENTRAL. “Guests have given BARCENTRAL high marks for food and atmosphere in surveys and TripAdvisor reviews,” says Savage. “MetropolitanKC adds a new layer of culinary offerings that will complement BARCENTRAL’S small bites selections.” Menus reflect the dynamic creativity of a seasoned executive chef in Ronnie Kotz and a talented young chef de cuisine in Vince Parides. Kansas City traditions are honored in unfiltered classics such as chop salad, a hefty 20oz. Cowboy steak, chicken picatta with Campo Lindo Farms free range chicken and smoked pork chop as well as in new American regional features such as barbeque salad with tender burnt ends, Mediterranean-style grilled fish of the day and lamb chops in pomegranate reduction.

Architecturally, MetropolitanKC is designed to represent the energy and eclectic style associated with both the downtown renaissance and modern trends in convention hotel design. “Heartland motifs mixed with geometric patterns that pick up on a theme of structural steel symbolize the city’s vibrancy while paying tribute to agricultural roots,” says Paul James, director of operations. The transitional décor scheme incorporates classic furnishings with contemporary accents, softly textured fabrics with hard surfaces, and splashes of bold color set against a sophisticated color palette. Lighting and table-setting changes set a more relaxed and business tone during the day, shifting to a more upscale and intimate mood at night.

The 150-seat restaurant serves breakfast, transitioning to lunch, daily from 6:30 a.m. a.m. - 2 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. The breakfast menu features a hot buffet with fruits and cereals. The lunch menu features a variety of lighter and heartier fare, including appetizers, salads, sandwiches and entrees along with fresh market specials.

About Kansas City Marriott Downtown: Kansas City’s largest convention hotel offers 983 guest rooms and 93,000 square feet of diverse banquet and meeting space spread out through 42 different function rooms in two towers connected by an elevated walkway. Information is available by calling 816-421-6800 or visiting kansascitymarriottdowntown.com.

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