Posts Tagged 'Horseshoe Bend Winery'

Minton’s 760 is open on North Limestone

Minton’s 760, now open at 760 North Limestone, features a menu that owner Ashley Minton calls “Southern with a twist.” Minton, who also owns Nova Gourmets Personal Chef & Events, said Minton’s will serve many recipes that are “my family’s favorites that I have adapted/changed up,” she said.
Breakfast and lunch are served from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and dinner is served from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
“For dinner we will be doing seasonal dishes. They will change every week and be based on what is in season and what we can get from our farmers. We are using as many local products and foods as we possibly can, and will be making many items from scratch, such as sausage and apple butter,” she said.
Breakfast includes French toast, morning hot Brown, potato omelet, and biscuits and gravy. For lunch, there’s tomato pie, Carolina pulled pork, chicken pot pie, fried green tomatoes with ham salad, and chicken and dumplings. Call (859) 948-1874.


■ Kentucky Mudworks and Bourbon n’ Toulouse’s annual Empty Bowls event on Saturday will benefit Moveable Feast Lexington.  Starting at 11 a.m., customers can donate $15 and choose a handmade bowl and receive a free bowl of Cajun food.
The ceramic bowls were made by local artists at Mudworks. Moveable Feast delivers hot, freshly cooked meals to people living with AIDS/HIV-related illnesses as well as individuals who are patients of Hospice of the Bluegrass. Bourbon n’ Toulouse is at 829 Euclid Avenue. Call (859) 335-0300.
■ The Bourbon Review magazine’s second annual Bourbon Under the Stars will celebrate Bourbon National Heritage Month. The party will be from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Fasig-Tipton, 2400 Newtown Pike. Tickets are $135 at the door. Call (502) 333-0086.
There will be a buffet of bourbons and special guests will be Bill Samuels Jr. of Maker’s Mark, and master distiller Jim Rutledge of Four Roses. Jonathan Lundy, chef/owner of Jonathan at Gratz Park, and Jeremy Ashby, chef at Azur, will prepare special dishes.
Alfalfa Restaurant, 141 East Main Street, is honoring author Ruth Reichl with special dinners on Friday and Saturday. Reichl is the keynote speaker at the University of Kentucky Women’s Writers Conference this weekend. Alfalfa will feature recipes from Reichl’s memoir Comfort Me with Apples. Chef Evan Gray will prepare Channing Way shrimp curry, made with fresh local vegetables simmered in a creamy coconut lime curry sauce, and served over brown rice with fresh fruit chutney on side. Hours are 5:30 to 9 p.m. Call (859) 253-0014 or go to
Thai Orchid Cafe will host a celebration of local food and sustainable culture on Saturday. Harvest Fest will benefit Seedleaf, a non-profit organization that aims to increase the availability of fresh, wholesome food to people at risk of hunger in Central Kentucky. There will be live music, and food and beverage tastings from Thai Orchid, Good Foods Market & Café, The Wholesome Chef, West Sixth Brewing, and Elmwood Stock Farm. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. at Thai Orchid, 1030 South Broadway. Tickets are $40. Call (859) 288-2170.
Marikka’s Oktoberfest begins Friday and runs through Oct. 13. German Music Trio will play on Friday and Saturday nights. The menu features smoked pork knuckle cooked in sauerkraut and served with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes; Munich reuben, made with rye bread, bajuval cheese, sauerkraut, and bratwursts; and seasoned ground beef, mustard, and pickle wrapped in a thin strip of steak then covered with brown gravy. Call (859) 275-1925 or go to Marikkas is at 411 Southland Drive.
Horseshoe Bend Winery is holding its second Dinner in the Vineyard from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Dustin Staggers, chef at 60 West Bistro in St. Matthews in Louisville, will prepare the menu. The five-course meal with wine pairings is $75. The winery is at 1187 Lawson Lane in Willisburg. Call (859) 375-0296.
■ During September, The Ketch Seafood Grill will feature a Maine lobster clambake, including a 1 ¼-pound freshly steamed lobster, steamed clams, corn on the cob, red skin potatoes, and drawn butter. Call (859) 277-5919 or go to The Ketch is at 2012 Regency Road.
Grimes Mill Winery, 6707 Grimes Mill Road, is celebrating its first anniversary from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday. There will be live music from 4 to 7 p.m. featuring harmonica and guitar blues. Call (859) 543-9691or go to
■ Chuck’s famous BBQ and old-fashioned cheese grits are on the menu Saturday at Smith-Berry Winery’s dinner/concert. Nervous Melvin and the Mistakes will entertain from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The winery is at 855 Drennon Road in New Castle. Call 1-888-845-7091 or (502) 845-7091 or go to

Farmers market report

■ Saturday is the last day for the Bluegrass Farmers Market Willow Oak location, 730 Millpond Road, in the parking lot for the Willow Oak Pool. The main location at 3450 Richmond Road, in the Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs parking lot, will be open for a few more weeks from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Farmers have tomatoes, squash, eggplant, peppers, raspberries, watermelons, bok choy, eggs, herb seasoning, and pumpkins. Go to

The Homestead offers light fare and classes

Megan and Mike Smith have traveled the world as missionaries and now they’ve settled in Kentucky and opened their dream business. “It started off as a simple idea for a coffee house when we were first married and over the years has grown to encompass our mutual passion for food, antiques and homesteading principles,” Megan Smith said.
The Homestead, 150 Combs Ferry Road in Clark County, serves breakfast and lunch and offers classes on basket weaving, home brewing and baking for children. The menu includes biscuits, muffins, cakes, soup beans and corn bread, and BBQ.
The Homestead is at the corner of Combs Ferry and Todds roads in a 100 year old post office that has been restored. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Call (859) 333-6266 or visit

Wine and dine

Natasha’s Bistro & Bar, 112 Esplanade, has a wine preservation system that allows the staff to serve premium select wines by the glass. “The Winekeeper prevents the wine from coming into contact with heat or oxygen for even an instant, allowing us to serve wine, perfect from the first to the last drop, in every glass,” owner Gene Williams said.
During June, Natasha’s is discounting select wines from its preservation system and introducing four new wines: Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Artemis cabernet sauvignon, Napa Valley; Conn Creek Limited Release cabernet sauvignon, Napa Valley; Conundrum white blend, California, and Joel Gott riesling, Columbia Valley, Washington. Call (859) 259-2754 or visit
Horseshoe Bend Winery is having a Jamaican dinner on June 11. The menu will include jerk chicken, conch soup, Jamaican whitefish, Caribbean salad, and Sir Harvey cheesecake. Cost is $60 a person and includes paired wine tastings. The winery is at 1187 Lawson Lane, Willisburg. Call (859) 375-0296 or go to


■ On June 14, School Restaurant is having a Tuna Kaitai show. The chefs will breakdown and carve a giant tuna in front of their guests. “Diners who attend the event at 6:30 p.m. will observe firsthand sushi techniques rarely seen outside of Japan and enjoy some of the freshest sushi and sashimi the country has to offer,” general manager Kate Congleton said. School also will offer a discount on tuna sushi and tuna sashimi. The tuna buffet is $30 and includes tuna sushi and sashimi, and tuna spareribs.
During “tuna spectacular week,” School will continue to offer discounts on tuna steak and spareribs. Call (859) 269-0677 or go
■ The Kentucky Ballet Theatre is having its 13th annual international dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. It’s an opportunity to meet the dancers and taste authentic gourmet specialties from around the world, prepared by the dancers and patrons. Artistic director Norbe Risco will roast a pig. The dinner will be held at 1146 Lane Allen Road. Cost is $50 a person. Call (859) 277-2227.
■ The June menu at Greentree Tearoom, 521 West Short Street, reflects the season and its bountiful produce. Included are chilled cucumber soup; tomato and basil scone; chicken salad Astoria, and orange pannacotta. Tea is served at noon Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment for private parties. Call (859)  455-9660 or visit
Farmers market report
■ The Bluegrass Farmers Market has 100 percent locally grown strawberries, asparagus, tomatoes, eggs, lettuce, kale, green beans, rhubarb, onions, herb seasoning, jams, baked goods, honey, vegetable plants and floral hanging baskets. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 3450 Richmond Road, in the parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs. Visit