Last night (June 1), a sold out crowd in boots and country chic gathered at Historic Locust Grove to enjoy a silent auction and three course meal from Chefs Jason Smith, Ellen Gill McCarty, Anoosh Shariat and Desserts by Helen before a live auction, followed by a wild dance floor with live music from Kumoni.
The signature cocktail for the event was “Forever In Blue Jeans” (Ballotin Bourbon Ball Whiskey, blueberry puree and ginger beer), and the meal featured rolls, a summer salad, barbecue smoked brisket, and backyard sides (pickled veggies) and Desserts by Helen.
The annual event raises money for the Parkinson’s Support Center of Kentuckiana, who honored Robert Underwood and Jay Miller for their service to the board of directors and J.D. Nichols and Barbara M. Nichols for their donation to provide the Nichols Parkinson Center to the Parkinson’s disease community.
Join Chef Miranda Stooksbury, Clover & The Greens, and Paul Tuell of Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey for an intimate night of whiskey, food and stories at Mesa Collaborative Kitchen, 216 Pearl St. in New Albany, on April 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. There are limited seats at this intimate culinary experience with a derby twist, so reservations are recommended. ( 812.725.7691) Tickets are $60 per person and must be purchased online (18% gratuity will be added at checkout and show up as “tax”). Read more about Chef Stooksbury and the three course menu for this dinner.
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Equus Restaurant will debut its first buffet collaboration featuring buddies Chef Dean Corbett and Chef Ellen Gill McCarty on Sunday April 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a “Science Hill Inn” style buffet. The bountiful buffet featuring comfort food fare with a Southern flair celebrates Chef Ellen being cancer free and toasts her father, Terry Gill Sr.’s day of birth. Her father ran and operated Science Hill Inn for almost 40 years with his wife, Chef Donna Gill and Ellen. He passed away a few years ago, but his memory lives on in the wisdom he passed down to her like, “Weigh them when they come in, weigh them when they leave and charge accordingly!”
This buffet will be $40 per person (does not include tax or tip) and includes a cocktail with Ballotin Whiskey.
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