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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 [email protected]! This one should sell out fast.

See you there? :)

Varanese Restaurant

2106 Frankfort Avenue

(502) 899-9904

[email protected]

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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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