The Sullivan University Scholarship Dinner honored Vincenzo and Agostino Gabriele, owners of Vincenzo’s, 150 S Fifth St., last night to recognize that Vincenzo’s has launched the careers of many in the culinary or food service industry and shaped Louisville food culture over the last 33 years. The dinner was presented by Sullivan University, The Italian Cultural Institute and the Italian American Association of Louisville. The tickets were $125 and supported scholarships that will send two students announced at the dinner, Jessica Marcano and Sydnie Alexander, to an intensive program at the Bivero Pizza Academy in Florence, Italy.
Bernardo J. Carducci, president of the Italian-American Association of Louisville, brought his joyful and good nature to hosting the event, introducing other speakers throughout the evening. Mayor Greg Fischer took a break fromthe primaries to give the brothers an official proclamation from the city, declaring that Vincenzo’s is one of the reasons Louisville is now a food destination and hitting so many “top ten” travel lists.
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Two special dinners this week highlight the range of local chefs’ interests and ambitions. Thursday, Nov. 2, Varanese, 2106 Frankfort Ave., will host its second annual Pork and Pinot dinner, pairing wines from around the world made from the pinot noir grape and dishes made with the multifarious possibilities of the meat from happy hogs. Sunday, Nov. 5, Sullivan University’s A Tale of Five Courses pop-up dinner organized by Chef James Moran pays tribute to Creole-Cajun cuisine, the dishes that inspired him to pursue his culinary degree. Continue reading Time to plan for special dinners
If the weather cooperates, tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 14, will provide two special outdoor events for those interested in local foods and artisan products, and wine. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sullivan University will celebrate fall with the “Pumpkin LOAF” (Louisville Open Air Fair), and from 2 – 6 p.m., the third annual Wine on the River will be pouring at the Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park, 401 River Rd. Continue reading Two cool outdoor events tomorrow
The first of a projected series of monthly “A Tale of Five Courses” pop-up dinners by Sullivan University executive chef James Moran will be tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m., served in the space on the Sullivan Campus at 3101 Bardstown Rd. that was Winston’s restaurant. Continue reading “A Tale of Five Courses” pops-up tonight
Sullivan University will offer a two-day Introductory Sommelier Course & Exam Sunday, Sept. 27 and Monday, Sept 28, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., ending with a multiple choice theory exam on Monday. The course is intended for hospitality professionals, but is open to anyone. Continue reading So you think you know wines? Master Sommeliers Course will test your limits
Thursday, Nov. 6 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Winston’s, 3101 Bardstown Rd. on the Sullivan University campus will host a dinner featuring dishes from the food traditions of six countries.
The $50 “boarding pass” (which is partially tax deductible) will allow guests to roam through six rooms, each devoted to the cuisine of nations such as Portugal, Italy and France. Admission includes a bourbon cocktail, wines, and more than a dozen tastings by Sullivan chefs and culinary students. Continue reading Winston’s international dinner to benefit Junior Achievement
Thursday, Aug. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m., Moonshine University, 801 S. 8th St., will offer a cooking class, Bourbon in the Kitchen with Albert Schmid, a Sullivan University professor and author of “The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook.”
Schmid will discuss and demonstrate bourbon’s culinary appeal in the during the two-hour class, where he will will give students tips on pairing bourbon with food and creating bourbon-infused dishes. Continue reading Spirited cooking class at Moonshine U.