Derby season is upon us – the time when the entire town goes nuts with events, parties and high profile personalities popping up everywhere. Macy’s is right in the middle of the fray as Macy’s Culinary Council welcomes Chef Michelle Bernstein and local Chef Anthony Lamas to the Home Department on the third floor of their store at the Oxmoor Center, 7900 Shelbyville Rd., on May 2 at 6 p.m. for a special cooking demo in honor of the Big Race. The master chefs will share their culinary secrets and techniques on how to prepare some of their favorite award-winning dishes for any race day occasion.
Seviche, 1538 Bardstown Rd, is serving up some holiday romance with the traditional dinner and a movie date on February 11 and 12 — but it’s all in one spot. This month’s featured movie is “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” and the accompanying dinner includes wine pairings with shrimp cocktail: lemon, iceburg, and horseradish; Oysters Rockefeller: spinach, bacon and parmesan; Baked fish; lemon butter, caper, and rice pilaf; Steak Diane: cognac, mushrooms, mustard; and Strawberries and Cream: puff pastry, coulis, vanilla. Showtime begins at 6 p.m. The cost is $95 per person; reservations can be made at (502) 473-8560.
Amusingly named cocktails are at the center of attention today and for the next few weeks. last week, Lilly’s Bistro challenged several Bardstown Rd. bartenders to create new cocktails honoring the achievements of the astronomer Edwin Hubble, who briefly lived in Louisville and taught science in New Albany schools. And last Saturday Four Roses Bourbon began a 3-week contest challenging NuLu mixologists to create new drinks for the holiday season. Continue reading One cocktail challenge won, another to be determined
Bourbon & Beyond begins tomorrow, Sept. 23, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 24, at Champions Park, 2050 River Rd. This new music, food and Bourbon festival is aiming high on all three legs of its schedule. Top-notch music acts lined up to perform include Stevie Nicks, Eddie Vedder and the Steve Miller Band. Chefs from near and far (Tom Colicchio, Edward Lee, Chris Cosentino, Amanda Freitag, Cosmo Goss and Erling Wu-Bower, Kevin Ashworth, Anthony Lamas and Anthony Falco) will be cooking with Bourbon, offering brunches both days, smoking up some genuine Southern barbecue, steaming up a massive NOLA-style crawfish boil, and giving live cooking demos. Distilleries from around the state will show off their products, conduct tasting workshops and run discussions on topics such as “The Wonder Women of Whiskey,” led by local author and bourbon expert Susan Reigler. In short, lots of fun will be in store. Continue reading Bourbon & Beyond: what you need to know
Fall is a time of festivals galore, many of them featuring booze or beer. We just finished the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown, and this weekend, Sept. 23-24, at Champions Park, 2050 River Rd. you can find Bourbon & Beyond, the new music and Bourbon festival that will include chefs from near and far cooking with Bourbon, distilleries from around the state showing off their products, and some big-name music acts. Continue reading Bourbon & Beyond coming up this weekend
According to Anthony Lamas, owner and chef of Seviche, 1538 Bardstown Rd., the next dinner and a movie, Sunday, Sept .10 and Monday, Sept. 11, beginning at 6 p.m., will be the 25th in the series. This time the movie will be “Fever Pitch,” a baseball story, and the dinner menu will be ballpark fare, done with a bit of an upscale touch. Continue reading Time for another dinner & movie at Seviche
Cher will be in the movie “Moonstruck,” of course, which will be the next Dinner and a Movie that Seviche will offer on Sunday and Monday, July 23 and 24, with a 6 p.m. showtime. Continue reading Have dinner with Cher at Seviche
The Dinner And Movie Series at Seviche, 1538 Bardstown Rd., continues tonight and tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday, June 20 and 21 with a showing of “Bottle Shock,“ which tells the true story of the events leading up to the famous Paris Tastings of 1976, when Napa wines were judged better than famous French wines in a blind tasting. The event gave California wines the cachet to be regarded as among the great wines of the world. Continue reading Move fast to catch the flick – and dinner – at Seviche
It will, of course, be a special TV showing, the episode of Ovation Network’s show “Southern Uncovered,” with Matt and Ted Lee of Charleston, SC, who visited Louisville a few months back and interviewed on camera chefs and owners at Seviche, Mayan Café, Sunergos Coffee, Bourbon Barrel Foods and Decca. They also toured NuLu for a discussion of the neighborhood’s recent rebirth as a restaurant destination. Continue reading Go to Seviche Sunday to watch TV
For six years now a second Derby event called Taste of Derby has been added to the panorama of festivities. The first Taste of Derby, for two decades now sponsored by and benefitting Dare to Care, and highlighting local chefs and food producers, was April 22 at Slugger Field. On Thursday, April 30, at the North Wing Lobby of the Kentucky Exposition Center, the newcomer Taste of Derby, sponsored by Stella Artois beer will highlighting chefs from restaurants all over the country, most of which are in cities that also have race tracks. Continue reading Another Taste of Derby to feature chefs from around the country