Hard Rock Cafe Louisville has launched a brand new, “guilt-free” beverage program, designed to utilize only the most authentic and fresh ingredients. Each of the four new cocktails created reflect the latest in mixology trends and feature house-made ingredients.
Louisville will soon have another source for comfort food. Porch Kitchen & Bar was originally slated to open at 280 W. Jefferson St. and is now planned to open February 23.
According to a press release, Porch Kitchen & Bar is a new, local restaurant with fresh local ingredients focusing on good old-fashioned hospitality. Porch Kitchen & Bar, representing the iconic American Porch, is a social place to pass time with old friends and connect with new ones.
The restaurant will serve comfort food with southern flair with a heavy focus on craft cocktails. They’ll also feature live music and have weekly specials like bourbon flights on Fridays or half-price bottles of wines on Wednesdays.
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
Red Herring ownership change
One of Louisville’s newest cocktail lounges, Red Herring faced a sudden change recently when co-owner Brett Davis moved to work at a winery in Michigan. Executive chef Jacob Coronado and bar manager Clay Livingston stepped up to join building owner Mo Deljoo as co-owners. Coronado is excited to be able make some changes – like expanding their small bites menu into a full dinner menu that will change almost weekly based on visits to farmers markets with his kitchen staff. He said he is most excited that the things he hoped for the most are already happening.
Seviche, – A Latin Restaurant, at 1535 Bardstown Rd, continues their Dinner and a Movie series with the holiday favorite Home Alone on December 17 and 18 at 6 p.m. Dinner is $95 per person; it includes a cocktail reception before dinner and wine pairings.
Seviche usually ties the menu into a meal served in the film, but this month’s offering is an upscale holiday inspired meal.
Call 502-473-8560 to make a reservation.
The menu is as follows:
Winter salad – apple, cranberry, blue cheese, walnuts
Butternut squash bisque – black truffle, goat cheese, breadcrumbs
Pork belly – brussel sprouts, pecans, bourbon barrel maple
Filet mignon – potatoes au gratin, buerre rouge, baby roots
Eggnog Cheesecake – rum, vanilla bean crema, gingerbread
Thursday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m., Sean Thibodeaux, mixologist from St. Charles Exchange, will lead a class on concocting a few of his favorite cocktails mace with Woodford Reserve Bourbon.
The class will be held in the teaching space at Bourbon Barrel Foods, 1201 Story Ave., in the Butchertown Market Building. Along with the cocktails, guests will also enjoy appetizers made with Bourbon Barrel Foods products. Continue reading Cocktail tips from a mixology pro
Thursday June 26,7 p.m., Bistro 1860 barkeep Stephen Dennison will demonstrate how to craft interesting cocktails at a cocktail party hosted by Bourbon Barrel Foods at their Kitchen Studio in Butchertown Market, Story Ave.
Bourbon Barrel Foods will offer hors d’oeuvres such as umami gazpacho, Kentuckyaki filet mignon, and other innovative small plates to go with the cool new cocktail pairings that Dennison will concoct. Continue reading Mixology and Cocktails at Bourbon Barrel Foods