Varanese offers their 9th annual Grgich Hills Estate wine dinner on January 23 and 24 with special guest speaker Sean Barrett. Reception for both evenings is at 6:30 p.m. with dinner starting at 7. The dinner pairs five courses with Grgich Hills wines and is $75 per person. Reservations can be made at 502-899-9904 or by clicking here.
Louisville’s chef Annie Pettry of Decca was one of more than 60 women named to the first ever all-female advisory council at The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, which will be held May 31 through June 3.
Enjoy three favorites with B3 Bash: A Celebration of Bacon, Bourbon, & Beer which will benefit Kosair Charities, on Saturday January 20 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave. Guests will enjoy bacon creations by 15 local chefs and restaurants, signature cocktails from Four Roses Bourbon and Woodford Reserve, a variety of craft beer from West Sixth Brewing, and wine from Old 502 winery.
LouVino’s Sommelier, Danielle (Danni) Bramblett teaches monthly wine tasting classes, and LouVino invites you to go somewhere warm this month with two separate classes on January 18 and 24 at their Middletown location at 11400 Main St,. The classes will focus on wines from warmer regions like South America, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.
If you’re looking to lunch in with the crew, Louvino, 11400 Main St, has also added lunch catering and delivery to their repertoire. Their catered lunch menu is available Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and has a minimum of $125.
It’s not too late to make reservations for La Chasse tonight and enjoy Chef Welenken’s choices for a list of wines from Portugal. You can arrive early and mingle over champagne or their Maple Old Fashioned before dinner at 7 p.m.. Call 502-822-3963 for your reservation. Cost is $75 per person. Guests will be able to order any of the wines served. Read more for the menu.
So far, 2018 is shaping up to be the year of mysterious closures. We’ve already seen the closures of Finn’s Southern Restaurant, Over the 9, and Bendoya Sushi Bar, but this one is a whopper. After 24 years , Asiatique , 1727 Bardstown Road, closed Friday without explanation. This one hits us hard as we just reported them passing the 24-year milestone in November.
The Wine Market, Lilly’s and Vintner Select have partnered to bring you a wine dinner on Tuesday, January 16 with Giovanni Bertani of Tenuta Santa Maria at Lilly’s, 1147 Bardstown Rd.. The doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is $100 per person, and you can call 502.451.0447 for reservations.
We’re a little late on reporting it, but we still thought it was worth sharing. People traveling out of Louisville, Kentucky can now buy packaged bourbon (as of December 2017) at the airport beyond the security checkpoint and carry their purchase on board with them.
“We’re so excited to work with Paradies Lagardère to provide this carry-on option to travelers, especially those visiting to enjoy the state’s Bourbon craft,” said Karen Scott, Interim Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority in a press release. “Whether you’re arriving or departing – this allows visitors to have a taste of Kentucky.”
The following brands are currently available for purchase at the Distillery District Marketplace: Angel’s Envy, Bulleit, Evan Williams, Four Roses, Jim Beam, Knob Creek, Maker’s Mark, Old Crow and Wild Turkey. Additional selections are expected to be available in the coming months.
We are just over a week into the new year, and there are a handful of Louisville restaurant openings, closings and changes to report.
Bendoya Sushibar, 217 S 5th St., has closed and now has a “for lease” sign displayed. They posted on Facebook that Chef Paul wants something new in 2018 with a promise to return.
Amici, 316 W. Ormsby St., has a new owner, as reported in this article by the Courier Journal.
Ramsi’s Cafe On The World, 1293 Bardstown Rd., will no longer have lunch hours Monday through Thursday. Their new hours of operation are 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and their weekend hours will remain the same. ( Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Sunday brunch is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. They are open again for Sunday dinner from 3 to 11 p.m.) You can read more about why they made the change in this Louisville Insider article.