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Looking to enjoy an extravagant fine dining experience this week? Well, you’re in luck - on Wednesday, August 8th, at 7 PM, Henry’s Place will be hosting the American Brigade Wine Dinner! Step inside and return to a time when diners wore their best and participated in the grand show that was fine dining. The staff at Henry’s Place is determined to produce repeat customers by offering unfailingly prompt and pleasant service in an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere worthy of the memory of Henry Watterson, the Louisville bon vivant and former Courier-Journal editor for whom the restaurant was founded.

Henry Watterson enjoyed the finest of dining experiences, including London’s Carlton Hotel and Paris’ Ritz Hotel. At the time, both were under the culinary direction of Auguste Escoffier, the famous chef de cuisine who invented the French brigade system for restaurant kitchens in which an employee would start his career with dishwashing, and then master each station until he was capable of running the entire operation. Today, Henry’s Place employs the brigade system, representing each of the 21 positions masterfully.


The dinner will consist of 6 courses:


Lemon Quail

Roasted w/ Eggs on Gold, Russian Sorrel Nest, Cheddar Crumb Cracker… Natural Jus

Served with Franciscan Chardonnay, Napa Valley



Consommé Profiteroles

Double-Strength Chicken Broth, Chicken Fennel Mousse, Parisian Potato

Served with Estancia “Pinnacle Ranches” Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey



Honey-Blueberry Sorbet



Veal Rib

Roasted Lipon, Russian King Crab Farce, Knob Onion, Opal Basil, Veal Glace

Morbier Pear Potato

Caramel Squash/Butter-Poached White Asparagus

Simi “Landslide Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley



Malabar Salad

Red and Green Malabar, Peking Duck Pate, Fol Epi Cheese, and Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette

Served with Wild Horse “Cheval Sauvage” Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley




Key Lime Charlotte Peek a Boo’s

Marse Chocolates

Served with Robert Mondavi Winery Moscato d’Oro, Wappo Hill Vineyard, Stag’s Leap District

Tickets are $100 per person, and ‘business casual’ is the minimum standard for attire, but please enjoy yourself and dress to impress! They request no shorts, t-shirts, ball caps, (torn) blue jeans, or flip flops.

There are only 60 seats, so be sure to reserve your places now!

Henry’s Place

4864 Brownsboro Ctr.

Louisville, KY 40207

[email protected]

(Regular dinner hours: Monday – Saturday from 5 PM to Closing)

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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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