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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

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

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