On Sept. 17, APRON will host its third annual Delectable Distillery Tour at Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto, Ky. Chefs Anoosh Shariat of Anoosh Bistro, John Plymale from Porcini, Michael Crouch at Bistro 1860, Joshua Moore of Volare Italian Ristorante and Dean Corbett of Corbett’s, Equus and Jack’s Lounge will prepare Maker’s-inspired dishes. Bartenders Matthew Landan at Haymarket Whiskey Bar, Jason Cobler at Harvest, Felicia Corbett from Varanese and Jason Stark of Martini Italian Bistro will prepare cocktails made from Maker’s Mark, Maker’s 46 and Maker’s Mark Cask Strength bourbons.
Tickets cost $125 if you drive yourself, or $150, which includes a round-trip bus ride from Louisville; seats are limited. There will be valet parking at the distillery, 3350 Burks Spring Road, Loretto.
The dinner is progressive, served at various places around the Maker’s Mark campus. Eight staggered seatings every 20 minutes begin at 5:40 p.m. until 8 p.m. Bus riders will be seated during the 7:40 and 8 p.m. cycles.
All proceeds from the event go to support APRON Inc., a nonprofit that helps employees of independent restaurants facing health or financial crises.
This will be a dressy cocktail event, so spiff up. Click here to register.
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Restaurant industry workers–chefs and line cooks, servers, bar tenders, dishwashers and other back-of-the-house essential workers–are notoriously less protected by worker benefits such as sick leave and health insurance. When financial hardships caused by illness or injury strike, Apron, Inc., a non -profit focused on helping restaurant workers in need, steps in. Tuesday, Jan 27 diners can help by patronizing Dine Around for Apron at any of the more than 40 Louisville-area restaurants that will donate a portion of the day’s profits to Apron. Continue reading
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APRON is a non-profit group created to provide emergency financial assistance to members of Louisville’s independent restaurant community
The group is having its first Dine Out event on Tue., Dec. 4. On that evening, 20 local restaurants will donate 10 percent of their night’s profits to APRON. Need more incentive to go out for a good cause?