Husband and wife team chef Penny and Doug Mufuka have created a name for themselves with their beloved Thai restaurant Bamboo Penny’s. The duo have now set their sights on seafood with a new restaurant, Aqua Penny’s.
Aqua Penny’s is expected to open in October at the old Gordon Biersch location on the corner of Ash and 117th streets in Leawood. According to the press release, the seafood house will “be committed to impeccably sourced, sustainability-conscious, creatively prepared seafood and much more.”
The menu will change seasonally and offer shareable items along with seafood classics. A large full-service raw and oyster bar will sling seafood towers, fresh oysters on the half shell, lobster deviled eggs, steamed King crab legs, lobster po’boys, steaks and more.
An extensive drink menu will include wine and champagne flights, house made infused spirits and craft cocktails.
The Mufuka’s are opening Aqua Penny’s alongside development specialist Michael Werner. The restaurant will undergo a 1.4 million dollar transformation with the inclusion of a wraparound outdoor lounge that will seat more than one hundred guests.
Here’s to hoping Aqua Penny’s can be added to our Top Places to Enjoy Oysters on the Half Shell in KC list.