Posts Tagged ‘wine dinner’

Supper Speakeasy – Dinner in Bloom

Posted by chaska on April 30, 2010

flowers An All Floral Experience
WHEN: Thursday, May 20, 2010   6:30pm
WHERE: New Albany, IN
SPOTS: 40 spots available
COST: $75 per person all inclusive (six courses, wine, welcome cocktail, entertainment, tax and gratuity)
RSVP:  502-287.2772 or click the button below to purchase securely online. Fees will apply to online purchases. Buy Tickets

Spring is here, summer is around the corner and one of the prettiest times of the year is now – and aren’t flowers the best way to celebrate? Join us as we dine and delight on 6 dishes – all utilizing flowers in some way – oils, infusion, ingredients, etc. – all accompanied by wines and cocktails that enhance the experience. We’ll enjoy a cocktail hour starting at 6:30 with live music as well, then move into a delightful dinner at 7:30. The menu, a sample of which is below and prepared by Chef Michael Hargrove, delights the tastebuds and the senses at every turn.

Proceeds for this dinner benefit the local chapter of the MS Society, and as a special treat, 10 lucky guests will have the chance to watch our chefs work their magic first hand as we have an open kitchen at our secret location! Please indicate that you are interested in this as an option when making your reservation. MENU


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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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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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Campo Negro/Finca el Reposo Argentinian Wine Dinner

Posted by chaska on December 10, 2009

Join Tim Stratman of Vanguard wines for a fabulous Argentinian tasting from the Campo Negro and Finca el Reposo portfolios, including the difficult to find Saint Jeannet. Four-course menu will be delightfully prepared by 60 West Bistro in St. Matthews and all wines will be available for purchase and pre-order through 4 Flights Wine Boutique in Norton Commons.

WHAT: Four Course menu tasting with Wine
WHEN: Monday, December 14, 7:00pm
WHERE: 60 West Bistro, St. Matthews, 3939 Shelbyville Rd (by Burdorf’s, the old Bacons for Louisville folks)
COST: $45 + tax and gratuity (this is not a BVS event, so no member pricing)
RSVP: Call the restaurant to reserve your space – (502) 719-9717

Saint Jeannet
Ahi Sashimi with Fresh Gari (Marinated Ginger), Daikon Radish, Shoyu Sauce aside Anise Scented Napa Cabbage Slaw

FR Malbec
Ground Brisket and Black Bean Chili served over a Grilled Rosemary Potato Wedge with Roasted Corn Salsa

CN Malbec
Blackened Bone-in center cut Pork Chop with Rich Mole’ served over Roasted Beet Salad, Sautéed Baby Bok Choy, Toasted Sesame Seeds, and Caramelized Red Onion

Blackberry Mousse with Espresso Creme

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Supper Speakeasy Las Vegas

Posted by chaska on September 10, 2009

island-e-version“Come take a Dip” Mediterranean Supper Speakeasy

Bon Vivant Savant, has joined forces with local chefs for Las Vegas’s first foray into the Underground Dining Scene!

WHEN: Sunday, September 20, 2009 6:30pm
WHERE: Las Vegas
SPOTS: 30 spots available
COST: $75 per person or 2 people for $130 (use Buy2 as the promo code) ALL INCLUSIVE (6 courses, wine, welcome cocktail, entertainment, tax and gratuity)
RSVP: 502-287.2772 or to save on fees or purchase securely online using the button below.
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Chefs Keith Slatoff and Raffi Ghanimian have created a fantastic menu based on their love and expertise of Mediterranean Cuisine. We’ll enjoy a truly full cultural experience from food to wine and music. Why not be among the first to enjoy such a unique dining option? Tell your friends, come yourself – we promise you’ll leave with great memories and a full belly!

Mezes- Appetizers
Hummus- garbanzo bean dip w/ pita
Baba Ganoush- roasted eggplant dip w/ pita
Marithes- sautéed smelts with lemon *serve with Raki*
Grilled Haloumi

Horiatiki- Country Greek salad

Rice Pilaf

Chicken Kabob- Garlic sauce *serve with Raki*
Lamb Chops- Garlic sauce *serve with Raki*
Chicken Shawarma- Tzatziki sauce
Gyro- Tzatziki sauce

Baklava- served with Greek coffee

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Surprise Yourself at Speakeasy Supper

Posted by chaska on March 14, 2009

Our next event is highlighted in this great little article (modest for me to say, I know) by Steve Coomes in today’s Courier Journal –

Chef Johnny Hudson from Speakeasy #1. Photo by Steve Coomes.

Chef Johnny Hudson from Speakeasy #1. Photo by Steve Coomes.

Surprise Yourself at Speakeasy Supper

By Steve Coomes
Special to The Courier-Journal

If you’re an adventurous diner who’s never been to a Speakeasy Supper, you owe it to yourself to experience one of these truly non-traditional meals.

Put on by Bon Vivant Savant, the “underground dinners” occur outside restaurants in surprise venues and with often wildly creative menus. Foods are typically prepared by restaurant chefs eager to experiment, plus wine is poured and described by experts throughout the meal.

Read more here.

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Supper Speakeasy – March 23

Posted by chaska on March 5, 2009

can you guess this double entendre? “The Creative Juices are Flowing!”
The Double Entendre Supper Speakeasy

When: Monday, March 23 6:30pm
Where: It’s a secret…
How much: $75 per person – all inclusive (which means tax and gratuity too!) for 6 courses with paired wines

Great food, great wine and great chefs—all in an undisclosed location. You won’t want to miss this fantastic, cutting edge, underground dinner coming up on Monday, March 23 at 6:30pm. Our chefs, Ethan Ray & Sarah McGregor-Ray, both of The Oakroom, have created a delightful menu that will tease and tantalize your tastebuds as they push the boundaries of your expectations. Price per person is $75 – and that’s all inclusive – as always. I’d share the menu with you, but that may spoil the surprises that await. But to give you a hint, the “salad” consists of chocolate brioche, golden beet, olive powder, baby lettuce and saffron. If you’re industrious, one of the links provided in this little paragraph will lead you to the full menu.

This is not a vegetarian friendly dinner. Wine or specialty non-alcoholic beverages will accompany each meal. Location will be disclosed 48 hrs prior to the event.

Space is limited to 30.

Be sure to RSVP early to ensure your spot. Credit Card number is required to secure your reservation.

Feel free to call with any questions or confirm your RSVP, 502.287.2772

In the case of email or voicemail reservations, priority will be given based on time RSVP is received.

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Flamenco Wine & Wisdom Dinner

Posted by chaska on July 20, 2008

I’m happy to post the menu and wines for the upcoming Flamenco Wine & Wisdom Dinner. Chef Travis Hall has prepared a delicious looking menu and I can hardly wait to sample each tapa! Come out and enjoy a beautiful presentation by Flamenco Louisville accompanied by tasty tapas & wines as well. Event details:

Saturday, July 26 6-9pm
Olivia’s Restaurant
Goss Ave Antiques Mall

Reservations Required. $55 pp incl. tax & gratuity

Price includes 12 tapas, 6 wines – 3 oz pours of each. Additional glasses available from cash bar. Non-alcoholic beverages also available, including a special NA Sangria.

Call 502.287.2772 to reserve your spot now.

Evening’s program:
Greet and Meet—Mix and Mingle
Cocktails and passed/stationed tapas paired with Spanish wines


Introduction of guest by Event Savant, Jo Self as well as info on Bon Vivant Savant & Olivia’s


Words of Wisdom from Guest speaker, Diana Dinicola. Q & A and possible crowd participation


Eating of tapas and drinking of wine


First Wine & Wisdom has come to a close


  • Marinated Olives
    Fennel-Rosemary, Coriander-Lemon, Chili-Lime
  • Breadsticks w/ Broad Bean & Roasted Garlic Spread
  • Anchovy Toasts
  • Blackened Salmon w/ Orange Yogurt Sauce
  • Marinated Sardines w/ Shaved Fennel, Lemon & Olive Oil
  • Albondigas (Spanish Meatballs)
  • Chorizo w/ White Bean Mash
  • Pinchos Morunos (marinated pork skewers)
  • Chicken Liver Pate
  • Chickpea & Chorizo Salad
  • Escalavida (roasted eggplant, tomato & red onion)
  • Cheese & Olive Empanada


  • Bosao Tinto
  • Auratus 2006
  • Altos de Luzon 2004
  • Ercavio Roble 2006
  • Viña Borgia
  • Burgan’s Albrariño

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