Posts Tagged ‘Chefs’

Huge crowd on hand for Taste of Derby Festival

Posted by chaska on May 5, 2010

Chefs of Jack Fry's

PHOTO & STORY by STEVE COOMES, freelance food  & restaurant writer

More than 1,000 hungry donors packed Slugger Field’s Hall of Fame Pavilion on April 22 for the Taste of Derby Festival. In its 23rd year, the annual fundraiser for Louisville’s Dare to Care food bank gathered more than 50 local restaurants and beverage providers who donated food and drink for the cause of feeding the area’s hungry. Read the rest of this entry »


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Chef @ Home: Michael Hargrove

Posted by chaska on March 25, 2010

Currently: BVS@Home Chef and building his own restaurant dream
Most recently: Sous Chef, Jefferson Club; Executive Chef, Primo

If you were one of the lucky guests to attend our Victorian Speakeasy, you’ve had the pleasure of tasting some of Michael’s food. I was first introduced to his talent and passion when he was working for Bim Dietrich at Primo. Utilizing his love of local foods, Micahel creates simple dishes that are both elegant and rustic at the same time. When he creates a menu, he puts his whole heart into it – which is why I am thrilled to have him on board as our BVS@Home Chef.

Favorite Meal at Home: Chicken & dumplings

Favorite Snack Food: Tacos

Favorite drink/beverage: Knob Creek & water

Any wind-down habits? If it’s been a long hard day, just setting alone in a dark quiet room

Favorite place to eat – locally: Basa, Maido, 732 social, Bunzs

Are you native to Louisville? Born and raised

Favorite thing about Louisville: It’s a one horse town with a million people

Who you look up to in life: My grandfather

Who you look up to in cooking: Marco Pierre White, Albert Roux, Heston Blumenthal, Gabrielle Hamilton, April Bloomfield, Jacques Pépin, Jacques Torres, Nate Appleman

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Chef @ Home – Annette Saco

Posted by chaska on June 10, 2009


Le Gallo Rosso Restaurant
1325 Bardstown Rd

Guest Chef for June’s Supper Speakeasy (originally to be held in April)

I have had the amazing fortune to both dine at Le Gallo Rosso and become great friends with the chef, Annette. I first dined at the restaurant in late 2006 and continued to bring a new friend with me almost every week to this lovely hidden gem I had discovered – hidden in one of the more popular areas of Bardstown Rd., right next door to The Bristol.  Next month, LGR celebrates 3 yrs in business and they have a lot to celebrate! Recent renovations have incorported the enitre building, with beautilful Italian inspired fresco designs by Jan Rawlings and the long awaited return of wine! And with the best, traditional Italian menu in the city, a tiramisu to die for and flanked with what may be one of Louisville’s best short wine lists – prepared primarily with Vintner’s Select Wines and only an $11 markup per bottle – you really can’t go wrong. Stop by and say hi to Annette, she’d love to see you!

Favorite Meal at Home:
Breaded Pork chops with mash and corn

Favorite Snack Food:
ice cream

Favorite drink/beverage:
Naked fruit drinks

Any wind-down habits?
Get in my pj’s and have a cup of coffee or tea

Favorite place to eat – locally:
Mayan cafe, Toast, small chinese joints

Are you native to Louisville?
No, from Cleveland Ohio. I came down for my first chef position.

Favorite thing about Louisville:
Friendly and out going people, love the small town feel

Who you look up to in life:

Who you look up to in cooking:
My mom and Emeril, Iron Chef group

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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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