We like what late summer here in the Ohio Valley provides us for parties — long, lazy afternoons and evenings; patios and decks ideal for grilling and eating al fresco; sitting in the dark listening to the crickets. And, of course, the bounty at the farmers markets’ that provide the freshest foods to feed guests. Continue reading Easy Entertaining — Farmers’ Market Inspired Elegant but Easy Summer Party
For three years a massive project has been going on at the Speed Art Museum, a transformation of the staid 1927 Neo-classical landmark into a new space that will be a center of education, exploration and appreciation of creativity in all its forms. Along with a modern addition that invites the community in, it is also an institution alive with ideas of reaching out.
Included in the impressive new edifice at 2035 S. Third Street is a modern café, Wiltshire at the Speed, combining the creative vision of owner Susan Hershberg and Executive Chef Coby Ming to complement the museum’s mission to both invite and serve. Continue reading Wiltshire at the Speed — talents combine for artful eating
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!
The new Speed Museum’s emphasis on cinema, and the return of food service to the museum was the perfect opportunity to combine new ideas, which have resulted in the CineCuisine program at the Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. 3rd St.
Once every three months, beginning April 21, when the Speed film program presents a special movie, Wiltshire at the Speed will offer a special dinner inspired by a food-oriented film, according to a story in the Courier-Journal.
The first CineCuisine event will be a showing of the documentary “King Georges,” about a famed French restaurant in Philadelphia. Wiltshire at the Speed chef Coby Ming will create a 3-course meal with wine pairings, inspired by the movie.
The evening will begin with Champagne, cocktails and passed appetizers at 5 p.m. with dinner at 5:30 p.m. The film starts at 7 p.m. Tickets – which are limited to 50 – for the dinner and movie cost $130. The film only is $9 (discounts are available for Speed members).
For those who don’t want the full commitment of the sit-down meal, a light meal and wine pairing will be available in the lobby. No eating in the theater itself, but patrons can bring in their drinks.
Once, way back when, the Speed Museum had a café right off the sculpture court, run by several different operators over the years. But when the Speed closed for renovation three years ago, food service had long been gone.
But when the museum opens again starting March 12, with a slam-bang opening party, there will once again be a place to eat inside. The new café, Wiltshire at the Speed, will be operated by Susan Hershberg’s Wiltshire Pantry organization, which caters all around town, and runs Wiltshire on Market and Wiltshire Bakery as well. Continue reading Renovated Speed Museum to include café
Coby Ming was the chef at Wiltshire on Market when it first opened, but she left to become head chef at Harvest Restaurant when it opened virtually next door. Now Ming is returning to the Wiltshire fold, leaving Harvest to organize the Wiltshire at the Speed cafe when the Speed Museum re-opens. She will be joined by Harvest pastry chef Patricia Knight. Continue reading Musical chairs for NuLu chefs
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