I have an update!
Given how long it's been taking Jason (mn_hokie) to finish his screen wall, I felt I needed start and finish a new theater related project in an attempt to motivate him.
Yesterday I took a trip to ole Big Blue and picked up some romex, an old work box, and an under cabinet hardwired convenience box with outlet. I still had a few leftover black switches, wall plates, rope light, etc.... so I finally got around to installing the under cabinet light in my HT kitchenette.
I cut a hole for the new switch (the one by the paper towel roll), drilled a hole though the base of the cabinet and ran a short piece of romex between the two. I then ran a longer piece of romex from the new hole through the equipment closet behind the kitchenette to another existing outlet. I then put in the old work box, wired up the convenience box, hooked up the switch, and tied the longer romex run into the existing outlet.
After that, it was just a matter of hooking and securing up the rope light.
It came out pretty well. The convenience box is more obvious in the pictures than it is in person due to the lower perspective of the camera (low tripod). A standing adult will not see it at all. The pictures were taken with the pass-through lights off (which give off a good deal of the light in the kitchenette).
The one downside I've found is that when the light is on, you can really see the reflection of it in the granite (including the rope light patter, cords, and convenience box). Not a big deal, but not ideal either.