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Chopped Viewing Party with Local Chef Madeleine Dee

MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen is hosting a special event tomorrow, June 5, where attendees can watch the 500th episode of Chopped with the first episode where Martha Stewart is a permanent judge. This episode features local participant Chef Madeleine Dee,  owner of Fond Restaurant, who will be at the viewing and serving up light refreshments . Cocktails are from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the party is from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $25 and  20% of ticket sales will go to Home of the Innocents. 

“I competed last year, and I had to keep it a secret for 7 months,” said Chef Dee. “Keeping that secret was the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”

Light refreshments from Chef Dee’s product line Fond Originals will be served (risotto Cakes with pasta sauce, fig pizzas, and their strawberry-ginger and blueberry-lemon jams with sugar cookies),   and there will be a cash bar. Fond Originals are sold in small stores like Paul’s Fruit Markets, MESA, the Bluegrass Exchange in Norton Commons and Highlands Fish Market in Chenoweth Square.

You can buy tickets online.  

Photography by Crystal  Ludwick

Stir Dinner Engages All Five Senses and Benefits Art Sanctuary Tonight

Art Sanctuary, 1433 S Shelby Street,is joining in the  Bourbon Classic fun  tonight, March 1, with an innovative interactive evening that will benefit arts awareness.   Ina Marcella Events has joined forces with Woodford Reserve, Chef Madeleine Dee of Fond, and some surprise guests to stir all 5 of your senses. Tickets are $75 and available now at louisvilletickets.com.
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Fond fun theme dinners benefit Dare to Care

Fond, the Crescent Hill local grocer-cum-restaurant (or is it a restaurant-cum-local grocery?) at 2520 Frankfort Ave., is offering monthly special dinners which will benefit Dare to Care, the non-profit that partners with over 300 local social service agencies such as food pantries, shelters and emergency kitchens to distribute food to those in the Louisville area that are food-insecure.

On the last Sunday of each month, chef/owner of Fond, Madeleine Dee, will prepare a 5-course dinner with a food theme related to “a beloved work of literature or the silver screen,” as Dee puts it. Continue reading Fond fun theme dinners benefit Dare to Care

Fond celebrates first anniversary, announces changes

This month, Fond, the small curated grocery and special weekend dining spot at 2520 Frankfort Ave. turns a year old.  Owner/chef Madeleine Dee (who will be the guest chef on Secrets of Louisville Chefs on Saturday, Oct. 15), has announced some tweaks, additions and alterations to her private dining program. Continue reading Fond celebrates first anniversary, announces changes

Fond is now open

Fond, the newest addition to the eclectic food and dining mix along Frankfort Ave., is now open for business at 2520 Frankfort Ave. Today is the first day of operation for personal chef Madeleine Dee, who is offering a selection of baked goods (including what she is calling her $100 cake), coffee and tea, heat-at-home dinners and locally produced goods such as produce from Ashbourne Farms and a limited amount of kimchi from Funked and Fermented Kimchi Lab.

Dee will be open today, Friday, Oct. 2, until 1 p.m.. Her regular hours will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. On Friday and Saturday evenings she will offer dinners for up to 12 people for $75 a person (BYOB). You can book a full party of 12, or join a smaller group of strangers – a great way to meet new people. By “subscribing” to 3 or more dinners, you get one-third off them all, a series for $50 per person each dinner.

Five dates for dinners are booked solid, Dee says, but there are open spaces at many of other dates to fill out the table. The phone for Fond: Louisville’s Homemade Grocery Store is (502) 727-3631; email is FondLouisville@gmail.com. The web site is FondofLouisville.com.

Madeleine Dee to open Fond, an artisanal grocery, on Frankfort Ave.

Madeleine Dee, whose personal chef business No Place Like Home has been pleasing clients with her preparation of elaborate private dinners for several years now, is planning to open a specialty grocery store at 2520 Frankfort Ave. in Crescent Hill.
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