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Varanese hosts Russell’s Reserve dinner

Thursday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m., Varanese, 2106 Frankfort Ave. will host a 4-course dinner created to complement pairings of tastings of and cocktails made with various bottlings of spirits from Russell’s Reserve. Jimmy Russell, Master Distiller of Wild Turkey Distillery, will be the special guest speaking on the specific qualities diners can discover in the drink pairings.

The tastings will include a flight consisting of Russell’s Reserve 10 yr., Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel and Russell’s Reserve Rye. The reception cocktail will be a  “Kicking Chicken.”

The menu will start with a seared scallop with Bourbon creamed corn, followed by a salad of tomatoes, cucumbers, burrata cheese and basil pesto. The entrée, served with a “Russell’s Ward” cocktail, will be Bourbon barrel-smoked beef brisket. Dessert will be 10 Year Tiramisu, served with a “Nutty Bird” cocktail

The dinner and drink pairings will be $60. Call (502) 899-9904 or email letsdine@varanese.com.

Russell’s Reserve Bourbon Dinner at Varanese

Thursday, Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m., Varanese, 2106 Frankfort Ave., will start its 2015 series of special dinners with a bourbon dinner featuring the Bourbons of Russell’s Reserve. The event will be another celebration of Master Distiller Jimmy Russell’s 60th anniversary in the Bourbon industry, highlighted by an exclusive sampling of the Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary Bourbon, made especially for the occasion. Jimmy Russell will be the special guest. Continue reading Russell’s Reserve Bourbon Dinner at Varanese

Bourbon dinner at Varanese to feature Maker’s Mark Cask Strength tasting

Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m., Varanese, Frankfort Ave., will host a Maker’s Mark themed Bourbon dinner that will feature one of the first public tastings of Maker’s Mark Cask Strength Bourbon, bottled at 113.2 proof, straight from the barrel,uncut and unfiltered, a libation usually only available at the Maker’s Mark gift shop.

After a reception featuring the “So Long to Summer” cocktail, dinner will begin with a tasting flight of White Dog, Maker’s Mark, Makers 46, and Barrel Proof Maker’s, which will accompany  a starter of lump crab cake, Bibb lettuce and marinated tomato-cucumber salsa. The second course will be watermelon, feta cheese and heirloom tomato salad with strawberry, Bourbon and cracked pepper vinaigrette. Continue reading Bourbon dinner at Varanese to feature Maker’s Mark Cask Strength tasting

Bourbon and Broadway dinner at Varanese

Thursday, Aug 28, 6:30 p.m., Varanese, Frankfort Ave., will  celebrate the start of the new Broadway in Louisville theater season with a 4-course dinner inspired by shows on the new season’s schedule. During the meal, diners will sample tastings of Four Roses Bourbons, or cocktails made with Four Roses.

Four Roses Brand Ambassador and Historian Al Young will be the featured guest speaker. Door prizes will be given, including  season tickets to the Broadway in Louisville 2014/15 Season. Continue reading Bourbon and Broadway dinner at Varanese