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Two wine dinners next week

The rhythms of special dinners continue next week with two wine-focused meals, one on Tuesday, July 18 at Varanese, and the other Thursday, July 20 at Proof on Main. The dinner at Varanese, 2106 Frankfort Ave., will feature the wines of BOS vineyards in Napa Valley, while Proof will build its Fork + Bottle series dinner around the wines of Stoller Family Estates in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.

The Varanese dinner begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m., with the dinner at 7. The featured guest speaker will be David Bos the vineyard manager who has been working for a decade with biodynamic and organic farming practices to heal and restore played out farmland. For the menu created by the Varanese team led by Chef Erik Abraham, go to http://varanese.com/events/event/bos-wine-dinner/.

The cost of the dinner and wine pairings will be $65. Calling (502) 899-9904 or email letsdine@varanese.com.

At Proof on Main, 702 W. Main St., the 4-course dinner crafted by executive chef Mike Wajda will feature special guest Melissa Burr, Director of Winemaking at Stoller Family Estate, who will lead tastings of each pairing.

The menu will feature an oyster shooter with tomato water, lemongrass and Calabrian chiles; head-on tiger prawns with lardo and garlic scapes; and Amish-raised rabbit cannelloni with ramp butter. The entree will be a whole roasted wild boar served table side with pickled corn, foraged mushroom jam and house sausage.

Featured wines will include 2016 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir Rose, 2016 Dundee Hills Reserve Chardonnay, 2015 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir, 2015 Reserve Pinot Noir and 2015 Single Acre Syrah.

The Stoller Family Estate Vineyard dinner will be $115. Call (502) 217-6360.

A Proof on Main Thanksgiving

Proof on Main at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville, 702 W. MainSt., will offer an a la carte Thanksgiving dinner created by Executive Chef Mike Wadja and his kitchen staff. The menu will feature Thanksgiving favorites and a few twists on traditional fare like the Heritage Turkey Feast with roasted breast, smoked leg, whipped potato, port cranberry and ginger Brussels sprouts. Continue reading A Proof on Main Thanksgiving

Dining out on Thanksgiving

Perhaps not as popular a dining date as Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving nevertheless draws many people to restaurants, for two good reasons: the food is prepared by someone else, and there is no cleanup. And, eating out with family or friends on Thanksgiving is a very enjoyable way to entertain. Here is a list of the restaurants that we know, so far, will be offering Thanksgiving dinners. Look for updates as we get further information. Continue reading Dining out on Thanksgiving

Along the Urban Bourbon Trail— Proof on Main

Since it first opened in 2006, the 21C Museum Hotel Louisville has twice been named the Top Hotel in the U.S. by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. That is because it is more than a place to eat and sleep – it is a bona fide cultural institution. The 21C broadens public access to contemporary art with its rotating collection of paintings, sculptures, photos and video installations. That same creative spirit extends to Proof on Main, the hotel’s celebrated restaurant. This is especially apparent in the way the bartenders and cooks at Proof on Main use Kentucky’s most popular export: Bourbon. Continue reading Along the Urban Bourbon Trail— Proof on Main

Hot off the presses: The new issue of Food & Dining has hit the stands!

Our Fall 2016 issue of Food & Dining Magazine is now available on newsstands and online!

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21C chefs collaborate on dinner at Proof

Proof on Main, 702 W. Main St., continues its 10th-anniversary special dinner series with a Kentucky craft dinner devised by Louisville chef Michael Wadja and Jonathan Searle, chef at Lockbox, the restaurant at the recently opened 21C Hotel in Lexington.The dinner will be Thursday, July 28 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading 21C chefs collaborate on dinner at Proof

Lilly’s celebrates the stars; Proof celebrates the pig

Two special meals Thursday, Nov. 19 will celebrate the gamut of life, from the manifold delights of the lowly pig, to the manifold wonders of the starry universe. Lilly’s, 1147 Bardstown Rd., will honor the birthday of Edwin Hubble, the great astronomer (and namesake of the Hubble telescope), who lived in the Highlands and briefly taught Spanish, math and science at New Albany High School, before he went on to discover the red shift of distant stars, which lead to the present understanding of an apparently expanding universe. Proof on Main, 702 W. Main St., will host their annual Hog and Barrel dinner that night too, in honor of pigs and bourbon – what you need to ground yourself after gazing into the far reaches of the heavens and contemplating the expansion of the universe. Continue reading Lilly’s celebrates the stars; Proof celebrates the pig

September is Bourbon Heritage Month, so celebrate, already!

Bourbon Heritage Month has been a national observance since 2007, the kind of promotional gimmick that just about every industry uses to call attention to its products. But surely this promotion is worth noting, for a number of local bars and restaurants are celebrating with specials throughout the month. Continue reading September is Bourbon Heritage Month, so celebrate, already!

Proof on Main, Feast BBQ and The Ville win notice and awards

Louisville chefs and restaurants have been getting some national press lately, nowhere near enough, in some people’s eyes, but every bit helps to let others know the good things that are happening here.

Eater, the national on line restaurant news site, has named Louisville chef Ryan Rogers of Feast BBQ to their “Young Guns” list of the most promising chefs under 30. USA Today, which is always running polls, recently ran a survey to find the “Best Southern Fine Dining restaurants, and Proof was one of the top ten at seven. Seven seems to be a lucky number in Louisville. Zagat, the national restaurant user guide, has ranked Louisville as one of the top America’s Next Hot Food Cities” at seventh.

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