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We’re 2! Let’s celebrate with some fun incentives!

Posted by chaska on April 18, 2010

Bon Vivant is officially two years old! And we have lots of fun ways for you to share and celebrate with us.

Member Incentives:

  • Book any home party with us by June 15 and as the host, you enjoy the party for free! Party must be held by September 1 to qualify. Minimum of 10 people.
  • Attend any Dining Club Event, i.e. Speakeasys or Wine & Wisdoms, between now and the end of June and be entered to win a champagne hot air balloon ride for two. This trip is valued at $375. Drawing will be held during the Speakeasy on June 27th. Couples and singles are both considered one entry.
  • Join us for any Speakeasy from now through June and members pay only $125 for two people. That’s a savings of $25.

Not a member yet? That’s OK. We have great rates and now is the time to join. If you join us by May 1, you’ll be entered for the hot air balloon tip as well – which makes you also eligible for all the great incentives listed above!

Wondering what we have in store for you? Well let me tell you what fun we have planned…

April 20 – Bourbon Barrel Foods Speakeasy with Matt Jamie and chef Michael Hargrove
May 20 – Floral Themed Speakeasy – which will be featured in Food & Dining Magazine’s September Issue
June – Photography Wine & Wisdom with Dan Dry (date TBD)
June 27 – Dark Room Speakeasy with Dan Dry as our special guest and Dallas McGarity of Z’s Fusion as chef.
July 14 – Down & Dirty Blues Wine & Wisdom and Cajun Boil with Big Poppa Stampley
July 24 – Special Movie Event – Pop-Up Drive in of Wizard of Oz with Live Pink Floyd band playing Dark Side of the Moon
July 29 – Rock & Roll Speakeasy with chef Alison Mann
August – Progressive Dining Speakeasy
September – Multimedia Speakeasy

Hope to see you at an event soon!

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Choose Your Own Adventure Supper Speakeasy

Posted by chaska on February 2, 2010

Alright, I know I get excited about most of the dinner we here at BVS put together, but this one has a special place in my heart. Not only are we collaborating once again with the mad, creative genius of Stephen Dennison, but the location is one of my top 10 dream sites in Louisville to host a dinner. You truly won’t want to miss this one! And remember, if you’re not a member, you are able to attend one Supper Speakeasy. Once you’ve attended one, you need to become a member to attend future events.

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE DINNER
WHEN: Thursday, March 11, 5:00p*
WHERE: As always, only revealed to those who RSVP
CHEF: Stephen Dennison, of the Before and After Dinner at the Planetarium as well as the amazing French Speakeasy with Maker’s Mark
COST: $75 per person or $125 for 2 people (use code: BVS125 when paying online)
RSVP: Please call 502.287.2772 or RSVP using the button below. To avoid service charges, please call.
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WHAT: All courses will offer guests a choice for their actual dish. This is an adventure in dining where not all guests will received the same meal for each course – but you DO have control over which dish you select.

Life is an adventure, the grand painting produced over time and as personal as one’s fingerprint. Whether explored across the globe or in one’s own backyard the glory of the experience should be savored, as a great meal. We will be offering a five-course meal with appertif and digestif cocktails and paired with wines. As in life, the journey is finest when shared with companions, new and old. Please join us for this next adventure in our shared culinary experience.

While the location can not yet be revealed, it is a long standing cultural and educational center for our fair city. From a dinner that surprises at every turn to the location of the event, this is one dinner you truly won’t want to miss!

1st special guest of honor announced: Specialist Troy Yocum of “Hike for our Heroes.” When Troy Yocum came home from Iraq, he had just one thing on his mind: hike 7000 miles across America while drumming to raise $5 million for Military Families. During our economic hard times one United States soldier is rallying Americans to help veterans. Starting during Thunder Over Louisville on April 17th, 2010, Iraq war veteran Troy will hike day after day for 16 months to spread the word that help is needed. With a great team backing him, he plans on drumming up support in more ways than one.

*NOTE, the timing is a little earlier on this one to provide for all the fun activities we have in store for your evening. Special guests of honor, a unique entertainment experience and a dinner like none other you have seen.

MENU:
All dishes served with wine tastings.

Asiana: ‘Dim Sum’ Seafood
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, Teriyaki Wash      OR
Shrimp-Wrapped Bacon Teriyaki
w/ Tariquet Classic Ugni Blanc/Colombard

Italia: ‘Pasta’ Vegetable
Fresh Mozzarella Ravioli Tomato Sauce        OR
Fresh Pappardelle Gardinia
w/ Di Majo Norante Sangiovese

Franconia: ‘Soup’ Terrine
Lobster Bisque with Asparagus/ Red Pepper    OR
Asparagus/ R Pepper Bisque w/Lobster
w/Miracle One Chardonnay

Germania: ‘Meat’ Beef
Potato and Cheddar Rouladen    OR
Cheddar Schpaetzle w/ Tournedos
w/Miracle One Pinot Noir

Americana: ‘Sweets’ Dessert
Lemon Roll-up (Vanilla Sponge Cake) Strawberry Sauce       OR
Strawberry Roll-up (Choc Sponge) Lemon Sauce
w/Jonesy Port

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New Membership Pricing Announced

Posted by chaska on October 4, 2009

piggy-bank-on-money-md1Keep more money in your piggy bank and become a member of Bon Vivant Savant

Join BVS for fun, food and friendship and SAVE! Annual membership pricing has been updated to be both more affordable as well as flexible for a number of ways to join and save.

MEMBERSHIP:
All memberships run annually from the time of purchase. See our ‘belonging’ page for details on the perks of joining.

1 person = $50 per year
2 people = $90 per year (join with your husband, boyfriend, best friend, co-worker, partner, etc)
3+ (up to 10) = $40 per person per year

Multi-year savings also available.

Not sure you want to join yet? That’s OK. Feel free to join us at any of our events, decide to join that evening and we’ll apply the non-member service fee to your membership payment. See? You’re already saving!

CORPORATE PRICING:
Are you looking for a way to entertain your clients or employees? Are you a small company that finds it challenging to do fun and entertaining team building on a budget? Then you may want to consider our corporate packages. Prices start at $250 for small businesses and groups up to 50 people (alumni associations, churches, singles groups, professional organizations, etc). Larger groups may contact us for additional pricing.

Call for your application today! 502.287.2772

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Member News – Incentives and New Membership Rates

Posted by chaska on August 7, 2009

wp-button-memberalertMEMBER INCENTIVE
As a special incentive for our members, we are now offering savings when you bring a guest. Members will save anywhere from $5-10 for each guest, up to the cost of the event, when they bring a friend – which means you could come for free! And, members aren’t the only ones who benefit… each guest also saves when invited by a member.

NEW MEMBER RATES
As of August 2009, yearly membership is $50 per person. We also offer a discount when you join with a friend or group of friends. Those involved in the food community (restaurant owners/employees, Sullivan students/Professors, caterers, etc) are eligible for a special discount. Please inquire directly to discuss. Small businesses and organizations (alumni chapters, dining clubs, singles groups, etc) are eligible for group pricing as well, starting at $500/yr for up to 50 members. Larger organizations should contact us directly for pricing.

Membership entitles you to special pricing on events as well as insider info going on about Louisville and specials offered only to BVS members. A forum for members to connect is also in the works (it’s there, I’m just not quite happy with it yet) and will hopefully be up and running soon.

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Membership News

Posted by chaska on February 15, 2009

Whether you’re a current member or you’ve been thinking about joining, we have news for you. Our membership has been growing steadily and we want to say thank you.

MEMBERSHIP: I encourage you to officially join if you haven’t already. We have 50 (of 100) lifetime memberships left and will only extend this offer until April 30. Perks and details outlined under belonging.
Singles: $125
Couples: $195

INCENTIVES FOR MEMBERS: As a special ‘thank you’ for bringing new friends to our events, you will SAVE $10 for each guest you bring – which means you could come for FREE if you bring enough friends!

Feel free to message me with any questions or call. 502.287.2772

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Membership has its privileges

Posted by chaska on July 25, 2008

Ah, membership has its privileges. And here at BVS it’s no different. For the moment, we are building from the ground up. The first 20 members who joined at the very beginning have been grandfathered in as Lifetime Members… and now, I’m extending that to the next 100 members to join as well. Why would I do this? It’s simple really. You have to start somewhere and I have ideas just brimming and bubbling and excitedly await the ability to make them a reality. Here’s what I have in mind, to give you a peek as well as the perks included in membership:

Event ideas/hopes

  • Singles events, couples events, single parents, boomers, etc…
  • Wine classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Travel and weekends away packages
  • Dinners and Happy Hours for members only

General Perks

  • Area Discounts (currently in partnership with the Highland VIP card while we grow)
  • National Discounts
  • Free entrance to certain events, like movie nights
  • No additional event fees on events open to the public
  • Advance notice of events when there are limited reservations
  • Personalized attention at events and hosts to help make introductions, so you never have to fear coming to an event alone
  • If you’re single, you also have access to all travel and events at Single Gourmet chapters nationwide
  • Couples – never fear, often travel offered by the Single Gourmet Chapters is also available to you too. Check with the Chicago or NYC chapters for possibilities.

So, join now and enjoy the benefits of what is soon to be Louisville’s premier dining and social networking group.

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