Last week, we passed along the announcement of a local female chef and a beverage director being chosen for the first all-female advisory council at Atlanta Food and Wine festival. In the same day, we received the announcement that Chef Edward Lee (chef/owner of 610 Magnolia, The Wine Studio, MilkWood, and Whiskey Dry in Louisville, KY and culinary director for Succotash in National Harbor, MD and forthcoming in DC) and Lindsey Ofcacek (general manager and wine director of 610 Magnolia) have launched a program titled the LEE initiative, which will advance women in restaurants by awarding impressive grants with travel, education and opportunities to five Kentucky women in the culinary industry.
Continue reading Chef Edward lee and Lindsey Ofcacek Announce Grants for Women in Kentucky Culinary Industry
Two important stories about Louisville’s favorite “celebrity chef” who wears that “celebrity” very lightly, Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia and Milkwood, were in the news recently. The local press covered only one of those, as far as we noticed. The other story was broken by the New York Times. Continue reading More Ed Lee news
There is a lot of Ed Lee news in recent weeks. Restaurateur Edward Lee, of 610 Magnolia and Milkwood renown locally, in addition to opening soon Whiskey Dry at Fourth St. Live!, is planning a second restaurant in the Washington, D.C. area, has bottled for retail sale his own recipe hot sauce, gained mention in a national publication for 610’s wine list, and will be a judge on a new cooking shown this fall. Continue reading Local Chef Ed Lee news – new TV show, a pair of restaurants and more
Chef/restaurateur Edward Lee announced on his Facebook page that he plans to donate all the profits from his restaurants Milkwood and 610 Magnolia during the next 49 days to Louisville Youth Group, a nonprofit that serves LGBT youth ages 14 through 20 in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Continue reading Edward Lee steps up in response to Orlando shootings
MilkWood, 316 W. Main St., will celebrate its three-year birthday with a throwback celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 5:30-9 p.m. Dishes and drinks from their opening menu and cocktail list will be revived for the night. Specials will include fried chicken and waffles, Vietnamese lamb sausage, crispy-skin duck, Bourbon-glazed carrots and sorghum and grits ice cream. Cocktail throwbacks will include the Dirty Pickle Back, Black Coffee In Bed and Daisy Saves Me. Continue reading Anniversary specials at three restaurants
Fried chicken mania has hit us, what with the success of, and imminent expansion of, Joella’s Hot Chicken, the soon-to-open Royals Hot Chicken on Market St., and a chicken shack to come behind Bistro 1860 as well. Was all this chicken ruckus caused by last year’s Fried Chicken Throw Down that closed Resurfaced? The surprisingly popular cook-off will be repeated again tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 17, noon to 5 p.m., at this year’s Resurfaced location at the north end of 10th street, right on the river. Continue reading Slow Food Chicken Throw Down tomorrow at Resurfaced
Friday, Aug. 28, MilkWood, 316 W. Main St. will offer the first in a new series of Pop-up Dinners to be prepared by up-and-coming young chefs from the region. The first of this group will be Ryan Santos, who has been making a name for himself in Cincinnati, where he has been running pop-up dinners called Please. Continue reading Milkwood starts “Young Chef Pop Up Series”
Chef Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia and Milkwood is having a memorable year after stepping into the TV world. The PBS series “Mind of a Chef” season three, which featured Lee and Sweden’s Magnus Nilsson, received five nominations for the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Entertainment Awards. The show was recognized in the Outstanding Culinary Program and Outstanding Culinary Host categories, and in three technical categories.
Although Ina Garten won the program award, Mind of a Chef won for all thre technical categories: Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design,Outstanding Single Camera Photography, and Outstanding Single Camera Editing. Continue reading Ed Lee’s “Mind of a Chef” nominated for Emmy, and a summer TV special in the works
A variety of industry awards have recognized several chefs and restaurants around Kentucky. The most notable is the James Beard Awards, a massive list of potential honorees in a seemingly endless list of categories, which has singled out chef/restaurateur Edward Lee, of 610 Magnolia and Milkwood, and Beaumont Inn of Harrodsburg, Ky. And an on-line organization, RateBeer.com has put Against the Grain Brewery in its Top 100 Brewers in the World list. Continue reading Awards season recognizes local restaurants and chefs