Posts Tagged ‘social networking’

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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Wine & wisdom of magic with gregg lambert

Posted by chaska on October 22, 2008

Gregg Lambert

Gregg Lambert

Join us for an evening of food, wine and magic at an ole Louisville favorite, The Galt House, Thursday, October 30 from 6-8pm.  This exciting new dining series will feature well known Magician and a Galt House favorite, Gregg Lambert presenting the wisdom, history and artistry behind magic!  This happy hour Wine & Wisdom will have heavy appetizers and 2 complimentary glasses of wine for $30 (includes tax but not gratuity)

As a special treat, those who attend will be given a sneak preview to taste the Miracle Fruit – a berry known for its ability to numb the bitter and sour flavors and make everything taste sweet. So, a plain lemon would taste like lemonade. This is a big trend starting in NYC and LA and you could be among the first to get a sneak peek before our public release in November.

The Wine & Wisdom series are presented every other month and held at local venues featuring a different guest speaker of wisdom and wines to match the theme. Wine & Wisdom events will usually feature a 4-course meal matching with the theme and the wines.

The event will begin at 6:00pm

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED AS THERE ARE LIMITED SEATS.
Where: Jockey Silks Lounge in the GH West tower, 2nd floor.
Cost: $30 including tax but not tip

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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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