Wednesday, May 31, at 6:30 p.m.. Varanese, 2106 Frankfort Ave., will host a “Tour of Italy” wine dinner,” six courses paired with Italian varietal wines selected by Certified Sommelier Aaron Dawkins, who will be the guest speaker during the dinner. Continue reading Tour of Italy Wine Dinner at Varanese
Our Summer 2017 issue of Food & Dining Magazine is now available on newsstands and online!
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Against the Grain Brewery, 401 E. Main St., has come up with an idea so natural that it is surprising no one else has come up with it before. They have created a summer schedule of free concerts, co-presented by Copper & Kings, which they are calling The Local Lineup, and has paired each performer with one of its own locally-brewed craft beers. Continue reading Against the Grain creates bands with beers schedule
But whether he beat Bobby Flay, we will have to wait to November to find out.
Last Thursday, Harold Baker, Executive Chef at Gary’s on Spring, competed on the Food Network show “Beat Bobby Flay.” Though he was excited to talk with F&D with the experience, those pesky protocols of reality TV that keep the outcome in suspense until broadcast time prevented him from revealing too many details. Baker was, however, eager to talk about what led up to his appearance on the Food TV show. Continue reading Chef Harold Baker meets Bobby Flay
8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen, the snazzy restaurant and bar atop the Hilton Garden Inn at the corner of Fourth and Chestnut, has a new team running things. Amy Lewis has been named general manager and Casper Van Drongelen is the new Executive Chef. Continue reading New Executive Chef, manager take over at 8UP
Everyone’s favorite retro eating spot, D. Nalley’s diner at 970 S. 3rd St., which reopened at the beginning of this year, is closed once more, and a “For Sale” sign is posted on the door. Continue reading D. Nalley’s closed once more
Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m., Brasserie Provence, 150 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., will host a 4-course wine dinner featuring all red wines from Michel Chapoutier Winery. Certified Specialist of Wines Katie Benjamin from Terlato Estates and Certified Sommelier Jonathan Kiviniemi from Heidelberg Distributing will be the guests who will discuss the wine pairings from Chapoutier, a vineyard that has been making fine wines in the peculiar soils and terrain of the Rhône Valley since 1808.
Chef Patrick Gosden’s menu will begin with duck confit ravioli, followed by grilled merguez sausage and pearl couscous salad. The entrée will be barbecued beef spare ribs with a macaroni-smoked gouda potato wrap and radicchio spring slaw. Dessert will be a “decadent” chocolate cake.
The dinner and wine pairings will be $75.Call 502-883-3153 or go to ww.brasserieprovence.com. Wines served at the dinner will be available for purchase with 15% discount through Westport Whiskey & Wine.
The Main Street Association, a group of businesses and residents of Main St., are putting on their very first “A Taste of Main Street” Friday, May 19, 6-9 p.m. at Actors Theatre, 316 W. Main St. The event will offer food and drink samples from nearly 20 restaurants and distilleries on Main Street, live music from Frankie Moody, a cash bar, and door prize giveaways every half hour. Continue reading Get “A Taste of Main Street” tonight
The 12th Annual Keg Liquors’ Fest of Ale has a full roster of beer celebrations scheduled, beginning today with a beer dinner and continuing through to the Festival itself at the beginning of June. Continue reading The countdown for Keg Liquors’ Fest of Ale begins today
The churn in the local restaurant world is ongoing, and always interesting. In the most recent opening and closing news, BoomBozz Craft Pizza and Taphouse, 3939 Shelbyville Rd., will close Saturday, May 20. But Tony Palombino’s restaurant group, EAP Restaurant Concepts, plans to open Waylon’s Feed and Firewater there, a honky-tonk that will feature live music, Southern food and a full bar with lots of Bourbon choices.
In a press release, Palombino said, “With the recent explosive growth of food and entertainment venues in the heart of St. Matthews, we feel this concept is the perfect fit for the future.” Palombino’s restaurant portfolio includes the BoomBozz Pizza concepts, as well as Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen, 122 W. Main St.
According to information in the press release, the southern-style restaurant will feature some of the dishes off Merle’s menu, including its tacos. The bar will carry over 100 Bourbons and local craft beers. A music schedule promises live entertainment at least three times per week.
The four other BoomBozz location in Louisville will remain open, the release said.