Top Round Roast Beef, a California-based purveyor of “chef-driven fast food,” will have its Grand Opening today, Wednesday, August 16, at 10:30 a.m. at its first Louisville location, 4214 Shelbyville Rd. Both the originator of the brand, Steven Fretz, and the Louisville franchise owner, Billy Rapaport, will be on hand, along with local invited dignitaries. The public is welcome, of course. Continue reading Top Round Roast Beef Hosts Grand Opening
Brown liquors get their color from aging in wood, for years in most cases. That makes cash flow for a new distillery dicey, and the reason to distill and bottle clear spirits as well, to make enough money to keep those brandy and Bourbon barrels aging properly until it is time for them to hit the market. So, with the rise of new Bourbon producers in the state, we have seen also the rise of clear spirits – vodka, gin, moonshine and unaged brandy – production as well. Saturday, Aug. 5, 7-11 p.m., Copper & Kings Distillery, 1121 E. Washington St., will celebrate clear spirits with the Supersonic Craft Gin Festival.
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Various TV food shows continue to be interested in Louisville restaurants. The latest to show our restaurateurs some love – or at least give them exposure on a show – is the Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” program, which will be filming tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 2 at the downtown location of Mussel & Burger Bar, 113 S. Seventh St. Continue reading “Food Paradise” to film at M&BB
Another farmers market opportunity will appear tomorrow, Wednesday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at Fresh Start Growers’ Supply, 1007 E. Jefferson St. in NuLu. The market is organized by Louisville Farm to Table, a Metro government group whose mission, according to their website, is “to increase the capacity of the local food system by working to increase production, marketing, distribution and sales of Kentucky edible agriculture products and to meet the demand of Louisville’s market for local foods.” Continue reading Greenmarket Popup tomorrow at Fresh Start
Tuesday, July 25, 6:30 p.m., The English Grill at the Brown Hotel, 335 W. Broadway, will host a special dinner featuring the wines of California’s Lede Family Winery. Jason Lede will speak about his wine selections for the dinner, from the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley, Anderson Valley and Sonoma Coast. Continue reading Lede Family Wines dinner at The English Grill
The first of a series of summer progressive dinner food tours organized by Mint Julep Tours will be Wednesday, July 26, from 5:45 to 9:30 p.m., focused on a sampling of fried chicken. Continue reading Sample fried chicken with Mint Julep Tours
Cher will be in the movie “Moonstruck,” of course, which will be the next Dinner and a Movie that Seviche will offer on Sunday and Monday, July 23 and 24, with a 6 p.m. showtime. Continue reading Have dinner with Cher at Seviche
Tomorrow one of the more high-concept restaurant ideas opens its doors, and invites patrons to come in their pajamas. PJs, after all, is what many people wear when they eat their morning cereal, and cereal is what will be offered at The Cereal Box, 612 Baxter Ave. Continue reading The Cereal Box to open tomorrow
The rhythms of special dinners continue next week with two wine-focused meals, one on Tuesday, July 18 at Varanese, and the other Thursday, July 20 at Proof on Main. The dinner at Varanese, 2106 Frankfort Ave., will feature the wines of BOS vineyards in Napa Valley, while Proof will build its Fork + Bottle series dinner around the wines of Stoller Family Estates in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.
The Varanese dinner begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m., with the dinner at 7. The featured guest speaker will be David Bos the vineyard manager who has been working for a decade with biodynamic and organic farming practices to heal and restore played out farmland. For the menu created by the Varanese team led by Chef Erik Abraham, go to http://varanese.com/events/event/bos-wine-dinner/.
The cost of the dinner and wine pairings will be $65. Calling (502) 899-9904 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Proof on Main, 702 W. Main St., the 4-course dinner crafted by executive chef Mike Wajda will feature special guest Melissa Burr, Director of Winemaking at Stoller Family Estate, who will lead tastings of each pairing.
The menu will feature an oyster shooter with tomato water, lemongrass and Calabrian chiles; head-on tiger prawns with lardo and garlic scapes; and Amish-raised rabbit cannelloni with ramp butter. The entree will be a whole roasted wild boar served table side with pickled corn, foraged mushroom jam and house sausage.
Featured wines will include 2016 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir Rose, 2016 Dundee Hills Reserve Chardonnay, 2015 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir, 2015 Reserve Pinot Noir and 2015 Single Acre Syrah.
The Stoller Family Estate Vineyard dinner will be $115. Call (502) 217-6360.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m., Varanese, 2106 Frankfort Ave., will host a 4-course dinner paired with beers from Louisville’s Falls City Brewing. Guest speaker Drew Johnson, General Manager of Falls City Beer, will discuss his pairing choices for the four courses created by the Varanese team led by Chef Erik Abraham. Continue reading Falls City Beer Dinner at Varanese