At the beginning of the year we broke the news that Of Course Kitchen and Company (7753 W. 159th st. Overland Park) had plans to open in south Overland Park’s Bluhawk shopping complex. Chef Swetha Newcomb’s south Asian-inspired restaurant will officially throw open its doors August 3rd and reservations can be made here. Of Course will be open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday.
Newcomb’s south Indian heritage is combined with traditional American flavors to create the restaurant’s gastronomic fine dining menu. Signature dishes include a masala duck ravioli with roasted rutabaga topped with a coconut spinach broth and a whole Branzino fish marinated in garam masala and served with basmati rice and a corn relish.
The cocktail program was curated by Jay Sanders, owner of the James Beard finalist Drastic Measures cocktail bar. The Dark Side of the Moon cocktail is an espresso martini with chai-infused Kalani coconut while the Wish You Were Here is a mix of Opihr gin, vanilla, Milkis soda and lime. The whiskey program is a nod to Newcomb’s father and his favorite drink. Whiskeys, bourbons and Scotch from around the world will be offered.
“We are incredibly excited to introduce a women-led culinary establishment with Of Course Kitchen & Company,” says the newly appointed General Manager, Lauren Cruz. “The synergy between Chef Swetha’s culinary expertise and my passion for exceptional service is a winning recipe. We’re redefining fine dining and setting new industry standards.”
The interior is modern with commissioned paintings by Lantei Mills, a renowned artist from Ghana, and clay pieces by Elaine Buss.
Newcomb attended Johnson County Community College’s culinary program and has spent the past several years as a private chef, dishing up her own brand of worldly cuisine that she is now dishing up to the public through Of Course.