If you suffer from a gluten allergy, this new restaurant’s for you.
The Illumine, 270 Montgomery Avenue, in Versailles serves an international menu, with several Persian items, but the main focus is gluten free dishes. The menu features moussaka, meatloaf, apricot chicken, barbecue brisket, ribs, and roast beef. Items, such as Mexican chocolate cake with ganache, that do contain gluten are clearly marked.
Pamela O’Malley, who has managed The Montgomery Inn bed and breakfast for the past six years, is the chef. Hours are 5 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call (859) 753-4967.
■ Holly Hill Inn, 426 North Winter Street, in Midway is having a winemaker dinner on Wednesday featuring wines from Hirsch Vineyards in California.
Guest winemaker is Jasmine Hirsch, who was named one of Wine Enthusiast’s “40 Under 40 America’s Tastemakers.” Hirsch’s father, David, founded the Sonoma Coast vineyards in 1980 to grow the grapes that create wines characteristic of the region’s climate and geography.
Hirsch will pour chardonnay and three pinot noirs paired with a four-course menu. Cost is $65. Call (859) 846-4732.
On Sunday, Holly Hill Inn teams with Heaven Hill Distillery’s ambassador Bernie Lubbers for a bourbon and barbecue event at Happy Jack’s Pumpkin Farm, 966 Hickman Hill Road, in Frankfort. The event begins at 4 p.m. Cost is $25.
■ Old Chicago Pizza, 1924 Pavilion Way, celebrates Oktoberfest through Sept. 29. The Oktoberfest mini tour features German-inspired beers and new menu items including Mike Ditka’s sausage stromboli and sausage sliders. Call (859) 977-4640 or go to Oldchicago.com.
■ South Limestone Association of Merchants (SLAM) will offer specials this weekend when the University of Kentucky Wildcats take on the University of Louisville Cardinals at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday.
Pazzo’s Pizza Pub, 385 South Limestone, offers $1 off all local draught beers on Friday and Saturday.
Two Keys Tavern, 333 South Limestone, will have entertainment by C2 Band on Friday, with no cover charge.
Goodfellas Pizza, 333 South Limestone, has a lunch special that includes a slice of pizza, drink, and side item for $6.
Sav’s Grill, 304 South Limestone, will offer guests 10 percent off food orders, and 5 percent discount on ice cream.
The Local Taco, 315 South Limestone, will have $10 buckets of domestic beer, and $15 margarita pitchers.
Kentucky Wildcat Den will have a tent at Two Keys on Friday handing out free pompoms and selling UK apparel.
■ The Makenna Foundation’s annual fundraiser will be Friday at Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Road, in Midway. The Jimmy Church band will entertain and the dinner will be catered by DeRae and Friends. Gates open at 4 p.m. There will be a wine tasting from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; the buffet opens at 5:30 p.m.; and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35.
On Sunday, Lauren Mink will entertain at Tunes in the Vines. Italian sandwiches will be available from Mia Nonni food truck. Call (859) 846-9463 or go to Equusrunvineyards.com.
Farmers market report
■ Bluegrass Farmers Market will have corn, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, green beans, potatoes, peppers, eggplant, melons, lamb, goat, chicken, beef, pork, baked goods, herb seasoning, jams, wine, eggs, cut flowers, and homemade soap. Go to Bluegrassfarmersmarket.org.
■ Winchester/Clark County Farmers Market is holding a Harvest Festival on Saturday. Kentucky Proud products will be on the lunch menu including All Star Barbecue & Hotdogs, Reese’s pepper relish, beef jerky, fresh baked breads, granola, and canned pickles. Produce includes pumpkins, cushaw, beans, tomatoes, squash, and peppers. Kentucky Cottage Industry craftsmen will have hand-dyed wool, knitted items, and jewelry. The market is on Depot Street and open from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.