Posts Tagged ‘Entertainment’

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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Food. Community. Connection.

Posted by chaska on April 24, 2010

FOOD. COMMUNITY. CONNECTION. Bon Vivant Savant is evolving and we couldn’t be more excited. The website you are currently viewing will be changing – radically – in about four weeks. We’ll be posting an image of the new design, just a little temptation for you, just after Derby. And believe me, I think you’ll be excited too. Don’t worry though, our great dining events like the Supper Speakeasy and Wine & Wisdoms aren’t going anywhere. We’re still fully dedicated to our dining club members, but we’re also developing great in-home parties with BVS@Home as well as developing our website into a fully interactive online, lifestyle magazine that will focus not only on Kentuckiana, but will also grow to incorporate Lexington, Northern KY, Cincinnati and the surrounding regions. We’ll bring you the best our community has to offer: food, arts & entertainment, people – all in the vein of living well and living wisely!

Interested in contributing? We’ve got some great contributors lined up already (we’ll be announcing more after Derby), but we’d like to hear from you, our readers. We’re looking for great stories, photos or videos on local life – whatever that means for you.  Want to share your passion for art, music, food, your city, your job, your family, your volunteer work? Great, it’s all about living life to its fullest. Full credit and appropriate links will be given for all content utilized by the site. Contact me directly for more info.

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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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April Supper Speakeasy: Bourbon Barrel Foods

Posted by chaska on March 25, 2010

WHEN: Tuesday, April 20, 6:30p
WHERE: As always, only revealed to those who RSVP
CHEF: Michael Hargrove
COST: $75 per person (tax & gratuity included)
WHAT: 6 courses, plus cocktails & wine, upscale non-alcoholic options also available
RSVP: Please call 502.287.2772 or RSVP using the button below. To avoid service charges, please call to make your reservation.

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I’m delighted to announce a delicious dinner which will incorporate all the wonderful ingredients produced by Matt Jamie of Bourbon Barrel Foods. What better way to start off the Derby Celebrations, than with this perfect home grown dinner that has global influences.

The concept behind this dinner is to take cuisines from different parts of the world and use the bourbon barrel foods products to complete the dishes

Reception –SPAIN

Steamed mussels- chorizo white wine and oregano
Bean and rosemary dip
Albondigas de soffritto


Smoked garlic and country potato soup w/BBF Black pepper creme fraiche

Pasta alla carbonara
Eggs, pecorino romano, guanciale and BBF black pepper

Duck two ways
Sorghum poached breast, Kentuckyaki glazed onions and duck crackling
Duck pho

Beef short rib, braised cabbage, crispy spaetzle, BBF smoked paprika broth

Ice cream trio
Salted caramel/Chocolate soy/Blueberry sorghum

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Holiday Wine Tasting with a Holiday Classic Twist

Posted by chaska on October 20, 2009


Holiday Parties are around the corner, do you have plans yet? BVS has joined with Tom Johnson of the Louisville Juice Wine Blog to offer an entertaining wine tasting for the holidays, “It’s a Wonderful Wine” will delight the masses with its special twist on wines and one of our favorite Holiday Classics. Starting at $20 per person, this is an option not to be missed.

Let us take you through the personality of wine as seen through the characters of this Jimmy Stewart classic. BVS Members will have the pleasure of a special tasting just for them (date and location to be determined), but this tasting is also available for your holiday party. Already have your party planned? No worries, this is the perfect tasting to add onto your party for a little fun and frivolity. Nothing planned yet? We can do just the wine tasting or add heavy hors d’oeuvres for just $35 per person. And the best part, we come to you!

Learn about other mobile party options here.

Call or email to book your party today. 502.287.2772

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Magic and Miracles – Miracle Fruit that is…

Posted by chaska on October 14, 2009

1108miraclesmSuspend your disbelief.

For one night only, your senses are under our control. A dry white wine now tastes like a sweet German Riesling. The card you put back in the deck is in your own hand. Bite into a fresh lemon for a burst of sweetness while a cut string magically knits itself back together.

It’s a night of magic and miracles.

For you, the Go Go Guerrilla Girls have boldly acquired a stash of West African Miracle Fruit* to share with our Army. We’re preparing a spread for you to sample both before and after. While the Miracle Fruit works its magic in your mouth, Darshwood the Conjuror will work his magic before your eyes. As if that’s not enough for one night, trust me when I say the setting itself will make the night that much more mystical.

$15 in advance
$25 at the door

Because we have a VERY limited stock, only advance RSVP’s will be guaranteed Miracle Fruit. You’re welcome to join us for good atmosphere and great company at the door, but you’ll be taking your chances on the Miracle Fruit.



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First Louisville Theatre Hop

Posted by chaska on May 30, 2008

hop-logoTheatre Hop presented by Bon Vivant Savant
Friday June 13, 7:00pm – 9:30pm; Cast Party @ Primo @ 10pm
600 block of Market and Main

Join the excitement for Louisville’s first ever Theatre Hop, featuring
LOCAL companies performing at LOCAL venues all within walking
distance! Enjoy free, live entertainment, great drink specials, apps
from Science Hill and then walk down to Primo for the Meet the Cast
Party for more food and drink specials! The first 50 people to enter Primo will receive a swag bag! Venues include: Jenicca’s, BBC Tap Room & Paul Paletti Gallery. With Catclaw Theatre’s Voraxium Burlesque, The Indicators & more!

Call Jo Self for more information 502.287.2772 or go to
Hope to see you there and be sure to tell your friends!

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