Monday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m., chef/restaurateur John Varanese will recreate the dishes he and his staff prepared for James Beard House dinners in 2012 and 2017. The dinner, served with top wines from Grgich Hills Estates, will be at Varanese’s River House Restaurant and Raw Bar, 3015 River Rd. Continue reading Varanese re-creates Beard House dinner
If the weather cooperates, stays as it has been for the past few days, Sunday, Oct. 22 will be a perfect day for a clam bake. That is what Chef John is planning for his River House Restaurant & Raw Bar, 3015 River Rd. Continue reading Clam Bake on the River
The first of a series of summer progressive dinner food tours organized by Mint Julep Tours will be Wednesday, July 26, from 5:45 to 9:30 p.m., focused on a sampling of fried chicken. Continue reading Sample fried chicken with Mint Julep Tours
John Varanese has a long history of concocting dinner specials at his namesake restaurant on Frankfort Ave., and he has another special coming up celebrating Jefferson Reserve Bourbons. He is also offering month-long special dinner pricing on select dishes at his newest operation, River House, 3015 River Rd. Continue reading Dining specials from John Varanese
Three special dinners in the next two weeks will pair off-the-regular-menu special dishes with Bourbons from two local distilleries, and Champagne from France. All seem like excellent ways to start celebrating the festive season. Continue reading Bourbon, Cigars and Champagne, Oh My!
Our Summer 2016 issue of Food & Dining Magazine is now available on newsstand and online!
In this issue:
Comings & Goings — A summary of changes on the local restaurant scene, with openings, closings, moves and more.
Wiltshire at the Speed Profile — Greg Gapsis is wowed by the renovated museum, and well-fed by restaurateur Susan Hershberg’s café, Wiltshire at the Speed, where he also talks art and food with Chef Coby Ming
River House Restaurant and Raw Bar Profile — Michael L. Jones talks to Chef John Varanese about the 15-year struggle to open an elegant riverside restaurant. Continue reading Hot off the presses: The new issue of Food & Dining Magazine has hit the stands!
Chef John Varanese is getting ready to open his new riverfront restaurant, River House Restaurant & Raw Bar, with a soft public opening, with media coverage, on Monday, Feb. 29. The full grand opening will be Monday, March 7. Continue reading John Varanese opens River House
One of Louisville’s most iconic popular restaurants, KingFish Inc. has closed its Blankenbaker Pkwy. location, with the intention of focusing the fish restaurants along both sides of the riverfront. The two river locations, near the Water Tower in Louisville and on Riverside Dr. in Jeffersonville, have been doing better business than the suburban location, which has been just holding its own. Continue reading KingFish closes one location, remodels another
Louisville diners’ appetites seem insatiable. At least that’s what restaurateurs seem to hope, as more new eating places announce plans for opening in the near future. Established chefs Susan Hershberg and John Varanese are looking to open new restaurant concepts, the guys behind Doc Crow’s have two big projects in the works, and suddenly spicy hot fried chicken is all the rage, as Ryan Rogers plans to start frying in NuLu. Continue reading New restaurants from familiar faces are in the works