Last week, we passed along the announcement of a local female chef and a beverage director being chosen for the first all-female advisory council at Atlanta Food and Wine festival. In the same day, we received the announcement that Chef Edward Lee (chef/owner of 610 Magnolia, The Wine Studio, MilkWood, and Whiskey Dry in Louisville, KY and culinary director for Succotash in National Harbor, MD and forthcoming in DC) and Lindsey Ofcacek (general manager and wine director of 610 Magnolia) have launched a program titled the LEE initiative, which will advance women in restaurants by awarding impressive grants with travel, education and opportunities to five Kentucky women in the culinary industry.
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Downtown Louisville Partnership released a list of great national news and lists Louisville made this year, and we think this list of Louisville eats and drinks accolades is pretty cool.
Eat & Drink
- “12 Cities You Must Visit in 2017 if You Love Food” – Citi Io
- “The Best Cities for Whiskey Lovers” – Redfin
- “Under-the-Radar Culinary Gems” – Tasting Table
- “Four Cocktail Markets Worth Watching” – Foodable Network
- “18 Best Grilled Cheeses in the U.S.” (Blue Dog Bakery & Café) – Food & Wine
- “The Best Bread Bakeries in the South” (Blue Dog Bakery & Café) – USA Today
- “The South’s 38 Essential Restaurants” (610 Magnolia) – Eater
- “31 Best Burger Joints in America” (Grind Burger Kitchen) – Thrillist
It’s Christmas time, and the Louisville food scene has a wealth of amazing recipes you can gift your loved ones. Here are just a few Louisville, Kentucky authored cookbooks available for the foodie in your life, including one for the young chefs.
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Thursday, Nov. 9, 5:30-7 p.m., 610 Magnolia, 610 W. Magnolia St. will host a book signing for “Wine Country Women of Napa Valley” (Cameron + Company), a “compilation of family recipes, honored traditions, and stories from over 60 of Napa Valley’s most notable women who have infused the region with their leadership, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit.” Continue reading Napa Wine Country Women Book Signing at 610 Magnolia
Two important stories about Louisville’s favorite “celebrity chef” who wears that “celebrity” very lightly, Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia and Milkwood, were in the news recently. The local press covered only one of those, as far as we noticed. The other story was broken by the New York Times. Continue reading More Ed Lee news
There is a lot of Ed Lee news in recent weeks. Restaurateur Edward Lee, of 610 Magnolia and Milkwood renown locally, in addition to opening soon Whiskey Dry at Fourth St. Live!, is planning a second restaurant in the Washington, D.C. area, has bottled for retail sale his own recipe hot sauce, gained mention in a national publication for 610’s wine list, and will be a judge on a new cooking shown this fall. Continue reading Local Chef Ed Lee news – new TV show, a pair of restaurants and more
The next two weekends will see special summer parties at 610 Magnolia that make fun seasonal use of the Wine Studio and Garden across the street from the restaurant at 610 W. Magnolia Ave. Continue reading Special parties upcoming at 610 Magnolia
Tuesday, March 28, Chef/ owner Edward Lee will collaborate with Ian Boden of The Shack in Staunton, Virginia to present a 5-course dinner at 610 Magnolia, 610 W. Magnolia Ave. Both Lee and Boden are nominated for “Best Chef” in their respective geographical areas for the 2017 James Beard Awards. Continue reading 2 Beard-nominated chefs cook dinner at 610 Magnolia
Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, this year is Feb. 28, but 610 Magnolia will be celebrating Thursday, Feb. 23, to get people in the mood. Also on Thursday Feb. 23, Lilly’s, 1147 Bardstown Rd., will host a wine dinner inspired by Chef/owner Kathy Cary’s recent trip to Costa Rica. Continue reading 2 special dinners this Thursday
About a year ago 610 Magnolia’s owner Edward Lee and executive chef Kevin Ashworth. built a greenhouse on the restaurant’s property. After some time getting to understand what they can grow, they are now ready to take their vegetable-growing knowledge and make a dinner. On Friday, Feb. 3, they will prepare a chef-driven vegan dinner at the Wine Studio, across the street from the restaurant at 610 W. Magnolia Ave. Continue reading Vegan dinner at 610 Magnolia