Get ready for a fast paced night of fun at Copper and Kings Distillery, 1121 E. Washington St., this Friday with “Cocktails and Couture” — a night of food, fashion, shopping, comedy and musical entertainment. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the fun runs from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door and are $20 for individuals or $35 for a couple.
Join the Varanese crew — executive chef / proprietor John Varanese, chef de cuisine Erik Abraham, sous chef Callie Critchelow — and guest speaker James Kaiser from Excelsior Wines on Tuesday, December 19 for “Summer in December,” a South American wine experience.
Seviche, – A Latin Restaurant, at 1535 Bardstown Rd, continues their Dinner and a Movie series with the holiday favorite Home Alone on December 17 and 18 at 6 p.m. Dinner is $95 per person; it includes a cocktail reception before dinner and wine pairings.
Seviche usually ties the menu into a meal served in the film, but this month’s offering is an upscale holiday inspired meal.
Call 502-473-8560 to make a reservation.
The menu is as follows:
Winter salad – apple, cranberry, blue cheese, walnuts
Butternut squash bisque – black truffle, goat cheese, breadcrumbs
Pork belly – brussel sprouts, pecans, bourbon barrel maple
Filet mignon – potatoes au gratin, buerre rouge, baby roots
Eggnog Cheesecake – rum, vanilla bean crema, gingerbread
Marking the anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition has become an annual event around town, with many bars offering specials to commemorate the United States returning to its senses after a disastrous experiment of social engineering. Tonight, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m., Varanese, 2106 Frankfort Ave., goes all-out with a grand Repeal Day dinner, partnering with Old Forester and featuring guest speaker Todd Vice of Kentucky Spirits to talk about the history of the national experiment in dry living, and his choices for Bourbon pairings with the 4-course dinner.
The Reception Cocktail will be a Smoked Pineapple Bourbon Cocktail, followed by the first course of lump crab cake with lettuce salad served with a mustard dijonnaise, The first course will be accompanied by tastings of Old Forester 86, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester Statesman and Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Bourbons.
The second course will be a frisée salad with confit butternut squash, toasted pumpkin seeds and goat cheese, with a maple-bourbon vinaigrette.
The third course, fried quail served over buttermilk waffles with a sunnyside-up egg and braised greens, will be paired with a Bourbon Rouge cocktail.
The dessert cocktail with be Old Forester Pear Cocktail, and the dessert will be spiced apple crumb cake with Bourbon caramel frosting and cinnamon marshmallow ice cream.
The dinner and Bourbon pairings will be $60. Calling (502) 899-9904 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Louisville bake sale funds scholarships for culinary school and helps connect local farms to schools and restaurants
You can again support the Kentucky chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier (LDEIKY) while feeding your love of baked goods during their third annual bake sale at Ramsi’s Café on the World, 1293 Bardstown Rd. on Saturday, Dec. 2. from 1 to 5 p.m. (or until sold out, which has happened within the first few hours in previous years.)
Brasserie Provence, 150 N.Hurstbourne Pkwy., will host its fourth annual 5-course Holiday Champagne Dinner on Thursday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m. Advanced Level Sommelier Julie DeFriend from Vintner Select will be on hand to discuss her selections of a reserve sparkling wine, three unusual Champagnes and a Champagne liqueur served with dessert. Continue reading Holiday Champagne dinner at Brasserie Provence
Saturday, Dec. 2, from 1-5 p.m., Les Dames d’Escoffier Kentucky will host the organization’s third annual holiday bake sale at Ramsi’s Café, 1293 Bardstown Rd. All proceeds from the sale, which will offer both sweet and savory holiday treats, will benefit LDEIKY’s scholarship fund.
Items available, baked by local celebrated chefs, skilled bakers, and LDEIKY members, include homemade cookies, breads, cakes, cupcakes, muffins, scones, pies, and much more. Shoppers can start their holiday shopping at the bake sale, and then join in the season’s festivities at Bardstown Road Aglow. Continue reading Buy Christmas cookies; help educate a chef
Monday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m., chef/restaurateur John Varanese will recreate the dishes he and his staff prepared for James Beard House dinners in 2012 and 2017. The dinner, served with top wines from Grgich Hills Estates, will be at Varanese’s River House Restaurant and Raw Bar, 3015 River Rd. Continue reading Varanese re-creates Beard House dinner
Amusingly named cocktails are at the center of attention today and for the next few weeks. last week, Lilly’s Bistro challenged several Bardstown Rd. bartenders to create new cocktails honoring the achievements of the astronomer Edwin Hubble, who briefly lived in Louisville and taught science in New Albany schools. And last Saturday Four Roses Bourbon began a 3-week contest challenging NuLu mixologists to create new drinks for the holiday season. Continue reading One cocktail challenge won, another to be determined
Dine out at a participating restaurant today, Wednesday, Nov. 15 and 25% of your bill will be donated to House of Ruth. House of Ruth is a volunteer organization that provides housing and support services such as financial assistance for TARC tickets, rental security deposits, moving expenses, and uniforms and supplies needed for work and school for people with HIV/AIDS and their families who are homeless, at risk of losing their homes, or need financial help.
Restaurants participating in this fund-raising effort include the following: Continue reading Today Dining Out for Life benefits House of Ruth