Cowboy Dinner at Bistro 1860

Thursday, Oct. 2, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Bistro 1860 Wine Bar, 1765 Mellwood Ave.,  will celebrate Cowboy Month with a Cowboy Dinner on the patio.

The menu will be based on what people ate in 1860. That will include sourdough biscuits with molasses, smoked bacon, beans, chili and stew, rib-eye (cowboy) steak, potatoes and onion, pie and cobbler and plenty of coffee. There will also be tastings of whiskey, beer and wine. Continue reading Cowboy Dinner at Bistro 1860

Harvest Bourbon dinner to support new performers’ group

IdeaFestival gets an early start with a dinner Tonight at  6 p.m. at Harvest, 624 E. Market St., in collaboration with Four Roses Bourbon and Legends nightclub. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit YADDA, a local group that provides technical, moral and emotional support for musicians in the community and their families. Some of those musicians will provide an acoustic performance at the dinner, a prelude to their appearance at the NuLu Festival that will conclude IdeaFest. Continue reading Harvest Bourbon dinner to support new performers’ group

4th St. Live celebrates beer, bourbon and pork with Pig and Swig

The premier fall party event at 4th Street Live will be Saturday, Oct. 11. Doors open for the Pig & Swig event at 1 p.m., music, provided by Gas Money, starts at 2 and the hi-jinks last until 6 p.m.

Tickets, available here, will be $25 ($30 at the door) and provide the bearer with 8 drink tickets that are good for either 4-ounce beer samples or 2-ounce bourbon samples, a souvenir sampling glass, 1 food item and 1 bottled water. Continue reading 4th St. Live celebrates beer, bourbon and pork with Pig and Swig

Restaurant tidbits, September edition, part 2

I.  Bourbon Month specials at Bourbons Bistro

Bourbon’s Bistro, 2255 Frankfort Ave., will mark Bourbon Heritage Month with a Wednesday bar snack special. Executive chef Jeff Bridges, will concoct a series of “Bourbon Bites” for munching at the bar.  Chef Jeff Bridges described them as “the perfect complement to bourbon sippin’.”

And on Friday, Sept. 26, Bourbon’s Bistro will offer a Bourbon 101 class in its private event space to coincide with the F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop. Guests will be provided with a flight of bourbon and some taste training. Cost is $20, and reservations can be made by phone or email. Continue reading Restaurant tidbits, September edition, part 2

3 Upcoming Dinners

I. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Buck’s Restaurant & Bar, 425 W. Ormsby Ave., will host Willie Pratt of Michter’s Whiskey, for the September meeting of the Bourbon Brotherhood, a loose organization of people who like Bourbon and want to know more about it.

Pratt is a master distiller with 40 years of experience in the  whiskey business. He is popularly known as “Dr. No” by the Michter’s salespeople for his insistence that his whiskey not be released until it is aged just right. Attendees can talk with Pratt over appetizers and food. Cost is $10 at the door.  RSVP to brucecorwin@yahoo.com. Continue reading 3 Upcoming Dinners

Winston’s hosts Orin Swift Cellars wine dinner

Thursday, Sept. 25. Chef John Castro of Winston’s, 3101 Bardstown Rd on the Sullivan University campus, will offer a 5-course menu paired with wines from the Orin Swift Cellars, which crafts interesting wines from California grapes, as well as from grapes grown in its vineyards in the Southwest of France. Continue reading Winston’s hosts Orin Swift Cellars wine dinner

Coomes’s ham book inspiration for dinner at Seviche

Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m., Seviche chef Anthony Lamas will serve a 4-course dinner to celebrate the publication of “Country Ham:A Southern Tradition of Hogs, Salt and Smoke” by F&D columnist Steve Coomes.

As you might be able to tell from the title, the book is about ham. Coomes visited Kentucky’s top ham producers, investigated the long history of preserving the hind quarters of hogs and finds the tradition alive and well and competing with some of Europe’s best hams for the attention of chefs around the country. Continue reading Coomes’s ham book inspiration for dinner at Seviche

And, over in Butchertown, its Lock, Stock & Smoking Barrels

Competing fall festivals make it hard for dedicated local party goers to know which neighborhood to hang out in this weekend, Saturday, Sept 20.  In Butchertown, Copper & Kings brandy distillery, 1111 E. Washington St., is the host for a Craft Beer Week party they are calling Lock Stock & Smoking Barrels.

This will be “a festival of barrel aged beer, brandy and smoking hot food & music,” according to their press release. The main feature–aside from music and food–will be barrel-proof brandy tastings and 12 breweries serving 24 beers, including several made just for the event by being aged in brandy barrels. Continue reading And, over in Butchertown, its Lock, Stock & Smoking Barrels

Feed all 7 senses at Germantown Festival

It is that time of the year for neighborhood festivals, which are ramping up as cooler weather arrives. This Saturday, Sept. 20, Germantown inaugurates its Seven Sense Festival, a block party featuring more than 20 bands, local food and craft beers.

Two blocks of South Preston will be closed for the free festival, which will run between noon and 3 a.m. Four businesses,The New Vintage, Zanzabar, The Greenhaus and Purrswaytions, were  the instigators, headed by New Vintage owner Hunter Embry. Continue reading Feed all 7 senses at Germantown Festival