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‘Locavore’ Nibble & Sip is back!

Posted by chaska on November 7, 2009

fall-festivalIt’s finally back! We’re up and running with our first Nibble & Sip of the year and it has returned full force. Join us for our ‘Locavore’ Happy Hour at Browning’s at Slugger Field on Wednesday, Nov. 11 between 5:30 and 7:30 pm.

Groove to Butch Rice, be dazzled by Darshwood the Conjuror and enjoy special light bites and drinks that utilize locally sourced ingredients – featuring the fun of pumpkin as we celebrate fall. Show your support for all things local and the CFA.

Sliding scale cover ($5-10 suggested) and members get their first feature cocktail or mocktail free. Featuring Horseshoe Bend Wines, Effen Vodka and Maker’s Mark.


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April Events Preview – Nibble & Sip and Supper Speakeasy

Posted by chaska on March 31, 2009

Spring has sprung in the Derby City and “the” season is upon us… you know, Derby Season? As we all know it’s an epoch all its own. The time for hats, the time to enjoy the blossoms (minus the sniffles and Ohio Valley allergies) and a time to come out from hibernation and start mingling again amongst the masses. So, socialize we will… won’t you join us?

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This year’s Nibble & Sip happy hours are focused on bringing awareness to the Community Farm Alliance. The organization is statewide and strives to create opportunities both in communities and in the legislature that promote local farms and foods. It is my desire to spread the word, through social measures, for what I believe is a wonderful cause. I do hope you’ll join us and discover more about CFA for yourself.

When: Thursday, April 16, 2009  6:00-8:00pm
Where: The Roost Inn at Le Gallo Rosso Restaurant
1325 Bardstown Rd   map
What: Happy hour with food, drinks and live entertainment
Price: BVS Members – $15*; General Public – $20.00 advance/$25.00 at the door
Price includes food, 2 cocktails/mocktails, entertainment, tax AND gratuity

*BVS Members save and additional $5 for each guest they bring, though savings may not go over the cost of the event. Savings will be applied to this event only when calling to make your reservation. If you make your reservation online, you will be given a gift certificate toward use on a future event.
You can avoid service charges by calling to make your reservation at 502.287.2772

Seasonal Menu created and prepared by Sherry Hurley of Farm to Fork Catering

  • Lavender Lemon Bars (local eggs and flour)
  • Mini Chicken Caesar Salads in Wonton Cups (local chicken, cheese, and salad greens)
  • Smoked Salmon Mousse on Cucumber Rounds with Radish Garnish (locally smoked salmon)
  • Goat Cheese Crostini with Roasted Beet Tapenade (local cheese and beets)
  • Asparagus with Roasted Garlic Aioli (local asparagus)
  • Spring Peas and Mint Bruschetta

Please stay tuned for updates on entertainment and seasonal beverages to be included.

And a bit later in the month…

The Dumante Dinner
When: Monday, April 20, 2009   6:30pm
Where: As always, only those who RSVP will be in the know, however, I will let you know that is in Southern Indiana this time
Chef: Annette Saco of Le Gallo Rosso
Price: $75 per person, all inclusive – welcome cocktail, six courses paired with wines as well as tax AND gratuity  20 seats available
RSVP by calling 502.287.2772
Special Note: There are no additional savings on this event for BVS members and non-members may attend if they have not dined a Speakeasy with us before.

Chef Annette Saco is working diligently on our menu and I will be posting more details in the very near future. You can expect 6 courses, paired amazingly with wines by David Dubou of Vintner’s Select (he has a great track record with our events so far!), all enjoyed in a wonderfully unique environment. Stay tuned for more information…

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Miracle Fruit Taste Tripping Party

Posted by chaska on November 17, 2008


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Bluegrass Brunch Nibble & Sip @ DCE

Posted by chaska on September 28, 2008

October 4,  9am—11am
Bluegrass Breakfast Nibble & Sip
Derby City Espresso, 331 E. Market St.
$15 for BVS Members or by placing a reservation for advance pricing by calling 502.287.2772

This Good Morning Kentuckiana brunch includes breakfast treats from local producers include:

* Sausage gravy & biscuits from Science Hill
* Scones from the newly opened and much sought after Cake Flour

* Tomato egg cups with Parmesan
* Strawberries drizzled in a lemon-lavendar syrup
* Cous cous with grilled fruit compote
* 2 drinks of choice: coffee, BBC/DCE’s Espresso Stout and/or a Poor Man’s Bloody Mary

Also enjoy live music by Aaron Linson a young, visually impaired and musically gifted bluegrass artist. Join us here before you head down to the St. James Art Fair!

Please RSVP by calling 502.287.2772 or by clicking here

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Chef @ Home – Jeff Jarfi

Posted by chaska on August 20, 2008

In a town like Louisville, we love our food, which in turn, means we love our chefs. I thought, “Wouldn’t it be great if we could get to know some of our favorites –  as well as some who seem to stay behind the scenes – and appreciate them in a very real way?” So, ‘Chefs @ Home’ was born and I am thrilled to have Chef Jeff Jarfi as our inaugural feature. Be sure to stop on by our next Nibble & Sip at Jarfi’s on Bardstown on Thursday, Aug 21, 6pm.  And if you haven;t checked out the bar at Jarfi’s yet, you really should. Moroccan Marinated Olives, Flatbread ans housemade chips adorn the bar to enjoy with your beverage of choice as well as a superb 1/2 price Sushi Mondays.  If you haven’t been yet, we’ve now given your three good reasons to stop by – what are you waiting for?

Favorite Meal at Home: Spaghetti with Moroccan Meatballs (ground beef, garlic, cilantro, cumin, paprika, olive oil mixed with egg yolk)

Favorite Snack Food: Popcorn

Favorite drink/beverage: Hot mint tea – very sweet

Any wind-down habits? You know, when you leave the restaurant, what do you
do to relax?
Drink wine while channel surfing the news programs

Favorite place to eat besides your own:
locally: locally owned restaurants – great variety & value
globally: Tru in Chicago

Are you native to Louisville? If not, where are you from? What brought you
Originally from Morocco, lived in Paris, New York and Atlanta, working for
Buckhead Live. Came to Louisville to work as Food & Beverage Director for the  Brown Hotel

Favorite thing about Louisville: All things Derby

Who you look up to in life: Martha Stewart & Donald Trump

Who you look up to in cooking: Todd English

Free share: My favorite charity is working with Home of the Innocents and one of my favorite cooking experiences is when I cooked with Patrick Hughes in his new kitchen from Extreme Makeover

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Jarfi’s Nibble & Sip Spot for WHAS

Posted by chaska on August 7, 2008

So, the Nibble & Sip is a couple weeks away, but I just got the radio spot. How exciting! Let me know what you think. More info on the event itself can be found in the August Newsletter on this site.

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