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    The Preservation Kitchen
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    Chef Paul Virant of Chicago’s Vie and Perennial is a nationally recognized chef and restaurateur and was nominated for a James Beard award in 2011. He has appeared on The Today Show and Iron Chef America. He will be at The Brown Hotel on Thursday, August 9, in celebration of his new cookbook, The Preservation Kitchen: The Craft of Making and Cooking with Pickles, Preserves, and Aigre-doux. Chef Virant will share his revolutionary canning techniques in a refined dinner showcase at the English Grill. 

    The Brown Hotel’s executive chef Laurent Géroli will join chef Virant for exclusive dining event where guests can meet the chef and author at a reception at 7 p.m. with a four-course meal with wine parings will follow. Dinner is $65 per person plus tax and gratuity.

    Copies of The Preservation Kitchen will be made available for purchase at a price of $29.99 from Carmichael’s Bookstore for Chef Virant to autograph.  For more information or to make reservations, please call the Brown Hotel at (502) 583-1234 or online at

    The Menu

    Plated Hors d’Oeuvres

    Charcuterie Platter

    Chicken liver mousse on grilled bread with an assorted pickles and jams

    Accompanied by a Beer Jam Manhattan

    First Course

    Fried Green Tomatoes

    Lightly breaded and fried tomatoes with basil mayonnaise and local lettuces

    Second Course

    Grilled New York Steak with Fennel Panzanella Salad

    Served family-style with braised lima beans and a pickled summer squash salad


    Raspberry Brown Butter Cake

    Topped with yogurt ice cream and elderflowers

    Photo: Courtesy of Estes Public Relations

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    Lynn studied Theater Arts in College in hopes of becoming a Drama/English teacher. She has written articles in local newspapers and travel brochures. Now, she is focused on writing novels, short stories, articles and poems. She also visits schools and writers groups to help encourage other writers. Not only does Lynn look forward to sharing her stories, she is also focused on helping other new writers in their efforts to get published. Visit Lynn’s website at and you may contact her at She is also the Louisville Creative Writing Examiner on and Books Writer for Her inspiration comes from some of her favorite authors, Robert Powell, Nora Roberts, Piers Anthony and J.K. Rowling. (Yes, she's a Potter fan!) Lynn opened the doors to Otherworld Publications in 2009. After years of frustration with the publishing industry, another local publishing company, Blackwyrm Fiction, published Lynn’s first novel, Afterthoughts. Since then, her second novel, Left in the Dark, was released from them and she is currently writing the third, Buried Deep. In September of 2010, Lynn was diagnosed with Brugada Syndrome, a rare and fatal genetic heart disease. She is determined to help spread the word about Brugada Syndrome and hopes to help others who are dealing with it. Lynn now lives in Prospect, Kentucky with her husband. She has three wonderful children, Emily, Aaron and Becca and two fantastic dogs named Luke and Mara.

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