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    Wine dinners have become increasingly popular in Louisville over the past few months, mostly because they're fun and because the chefs get a great deal of room for creativity, which makes each one exciting and unique. Also, they are an incredible marketing tool for wineries looking to connect with potential customers. 

    If you haven't been able to attend a wine dinner around town yet, I recommend starting at Varanese on Tuesday, April 23rd, at 6:30 PM with their Alta Vista wine dinner! Richard Wethington, the District Manager for Republic National Beverage Company, will be the guest speaker, and each of the 6 courses will be lovingly prepared by Louisville's culinary star, Chef John Varanese, and his highly skilled team.

    The Menu


    1st Course

    Scallop Ceviche with Sour Orange-Lime Marmalade, Blood Orange Fluid Gel,

    Micro Cilantro, and Coriander-Honey Sheet


    2nd Course

    Artesian Greens Topped with Baked Brie and Cashews 

    Drizzled with Cherry-Balsamic Vinaigrette


    3rd Course

    Roasted Pulled Chicken with Chimichurri, Crispy Yukon Gold Potatoes, and Pickled Red Onions


    4th Course

    Spice-Rubbed Pork Carnitas with Chili-Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Blueberry-Jalapeño Demi


    5th Course

    Lamb and Cassava Root Empanadas served with Cucumber-Tomato Salad and Snow Pea Tendrils



    Chocolate-Raspberry Cake with Chocolate Custard

    Served with Chipotle, Cinnamon, and Goat Cheese Ice Cream


    The cost to attend is $65 per person plus tax and gratuities. 

    Reservations are required. To make them, call (502) 899-9904 or message them at! This one should sell out fast.

    See you there? :)

    Varanese Restaurant

    2106 Frankfort Avenue

    (502) 899-9904

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    About Madeleine Dee

    I am a writer/reviewer who has the unique perspective of also being a working professional chef. I don't look up big words in my thesaurus to sound impressive because I'd rather concentrate on having a writing style that makes you feel like a friend. I'll be bringing you news about Food & Dining in our lovely city. :)

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