I had the good fortune to finally try Piropos in Parkville last week. I had heard really good things from reviewers (and more importantly friends) about it, but being from South KC, it's not really my stomping grounds.
I had a customer who wanted to meet for dinner somewhere near the airport so I jumped at the opportunity.
They bill themselves as an Argenentian Restuarant. I'm not really sure what that means, they did take the opportunity to tell us they butter and Sea Salt served with the breads were from Argentina, but beyond that, it was pretty much standard type fare (Steaks, Pork Chops, Chicken, Fish, etc).
It was a cold Wednesday night and we had no reservations, but that was not a problem. The view was great, so was the ambiance. A piano player played all night long. The table where we were seated was a little cramped, but we were able to keep conversation without bothering the tables near us. I guess that's what you get for no reservation.
We started with appetizer, mussels in garlic cream sauce, sauce was really good, too often the sauce in mussels is too oily for me, not here. Good amount of garlic without being overpowering.
I had the Soup, it was Cream of Roasted Red Pepper, excellent. Temperature was perfect and the flavor was great. I have to figure out the recipe.
I can't pass up the Ribeye on a menu, it was perfect with roasted potatoes and garnished with (more) roasted red peppers and rosemary. The Ribeye was cooked perfectly (medium rare).
My customer enjoyed his salad and pepper encrusted filet, and followed up with a great e-mail saying the dinner was the highlight of his trip.
It was not a cheap dinner, but I have certainly spent more for lesser meals.
I definately have to get my wife to Parkville for a dinner at Piropos, I highly recommend it.