Posts Tagged 'Mai Thai'

Nat Yuttayong opens Nat’s Thai downtown

Nat Yuttayong has opened a new Thai restaurant downtown at 111 South Upper Street, next to McCarthy’s Irish Bar. Nat’s menu is small but has “authentic true taste of Thai.”
Yuttayong, who recently returned from a trip to Thailand, said, “I have rediscovered the true authentic Thai food again. After many years in the U.S., we all had forgot the real taste of Thai food.”
Yuttayong grew up working with his aunt at Siam Thai restaurant. In 1989, the family opened Bangkok House, and after it was sold, opened Taste of Thai. He most recently worked with his cousin at Mai Thai Restaurant on Tiverton Way.
Yuttayong said the menu will feature “the fresh pad Thai noodle just like back home.” Other menu items include spicy beef and pork salad,  shrimp herb and spice, and fried chicken wings with herb. Curry specials are served on Tuesday and Thursday. Hours are noon to midnight Monday through Thursday, and noon to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Call (859) 433-0197.

Special events

Holly Hill Inn, 426 North Winter Street in Midway, is taking diners on a trip around the world at its Winter Dinner Club series. The dinner menus are inspired by Jules Verne’s novel, Around the World in 80 Days.
On Friday and Saturday, the culinary tour begins with a contemporary British menu, then for the next few weekends, the menu will reflect stops along adventurer Phileas Fogg’s travels. Specially paired wine flight and cocktail specials will be featured throughout the dinner series. Cost is $40. Call (859) 846-4732 or go to Hollyhillinn.com for other dates and menus.
Beginning Friday, Holly Hill’s winter hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
■ Midway Christian Church is celebrating the annual Feast of the Epiphany at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Piper Dining Hall on the Midway College campus. A medieval menu will be prepared by Ouita Michel and her staff at the Holly Hill Inn.
The feast will begin with the traditional parade of the boar’s head, led by bagpiper Malcolm McGregor. The buffet will feature the roast hog stuffed with sausages; saffron rice pilaf; carrot pudding with currants and dates; sweet-and-sour cabbage and lentils; salad of lettuces, fennel, mint, parsley, flowers and egg; king cake; and poached pears. Entertainment will be provided by Muzik, a medieval music group that plays authentic replicas of ancient instruments.
Cost is $30, $15 for ages 11 to 18, and children age 10 and under are admitted free. Call Midway Christian Church at (859) 846-4102 or go to Midwaychristian.org. Midway College is at 512 East Stephens Street in Midway.
■ Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill doesn’t let its activities falter during cold weather. The cozy Winter Kitchen is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and for dinner from 5 to 8:30 p.m. through Feb. 10. The winter kitchen is in the West Family Dwelling cellar and offers fireside dining.
Shaker Village is at 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg. Call 1-800- 734-5611, Ext. 360, or go to Shakervillageky.org.

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■  Doodles Breakfast and Lunch, 262 North Limestone, will reopen on Saturday after its Christmas break. Weekend brunch hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call (859) 317-8507 or go to Doodlesrestaurant.com.
Greentree Tearoom, 521 West Short Street, has planned a cozy tea menu for January. Included are corn chowder; orange scone with orange curd; quiche Lorraine; olive nut in celery sticks; chicken salad and carrot round tea sandwiches; dark hot chocolate; and Italian cream cupcakes. Luncheon tea is served at noon Wednesday through Saturday, and at 3 p.m. Saturday. Call (859) 455-9660 or go to Greentreetearoom.com.

Online event pairs Lundy’s food with Scottish whiskey, Maker’s Mark

Jonathan Lundy, chef/owner of Jonathan at Gratz Park, will pair foods with scotch and bourbon on a live Webcast on Friday. Laphroaig Islay single malt scotch will join Maker’s Mark for the Distillery Live broadcast from Maker’s Mark distillery in Loretto.
Laphroaig distillery manager John ­Campbell, Maker’s Mark master distiller ­Kevin Smith and Malt Advocate magazine editor John Hansell will conduct the online tasting at 8 p.m. at www.distillerylive.us.com.
The show is an evolution of Laphroaig Live, the annual online interactive tasting launched in 2007. Laphroaig uses former Maker’s Mark barrels for its maturation process.

Cooking up gator
Lexington Seafood, 867 East High Street, is cooking up gator on Saturday. The cooks will prepare your order beginning at 10 a.m. Cost is $11.99 a pound. Call (859) 266-8888. 

Now that’s hot stuff
Mai Thai’s menu just got hotter. Chef/owner Nat Yuttayong said the restaurant now offers bhut jolokia, a chili pepper that in February 2007 was certified the world’s hottest by Guinness World Records.
It has a Scoville rating of 1,001,304. By comparison, the habanero chili and Scotch bonnet pepper are in the range of 100,000 to 350,000 on the Scoville scale. Mai Thai is at 130 West Tiverton Way. Call (859) 231-0366.
McConnell Springs celebration
Cruisin’ the Springs is a night of ­dancing to the music of Sassafras and a buffet ­dinner to celebrate the 233rd anniversary of the founding of McConnell Springs, the ­birthplace of Lexington.
The menu includes roast top round of beef, apricot-glazed grilled chicken, fresh vegetables, country corn pudding, rosemary roasted new potatoes, fruit salad, ­spinach salad with hot bacon dressing, bread ­pudding with bourbon sauce and assorted tarts.
Tickets to the party, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, are $50. McConnell Springs is at 416 Rebmann Lane, off Old Frankfort Pike. Call (859) 225-4073.
An Oktoberfest menu
Marikka’s Restaurant is ­celebrating Oktoberfest through Oct. 10. Dinner ­specials include rouladen with green beans and spaetzle, and ­schweinehaxen with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. The cost is $14.95.
Marikka’s serves pizza until 2 a.m. The house pizza is bratwurst and sauerkraut, $9.99, and a 12-inch works is $15. The ­restaurant is at 411 Southland Drive. Call (859) 275-1925.
Cooking on The Big Green Egg
Housewarmings, 2312 Palumbo Drive, is having its second annual Mega Grill-Off on Saturday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food will be grilled on The Big Green Egg. Call (859) 231-0005.
New at Olive Garden
The Olive Garden, 3385 Nicholasville Road, has added menu items. Included are pork Milanese, zeppoli and a children’s cheese ravioli dish. If you would like to learn traditional Italian cooking techniques, go to www.olivegardennewfavorites.com. Call (859) 272-8334.
Music and belly dancing
Petra Mediterranean Bar and Grill is having live music and belly dancers at 9 p.m. Saturday. Petra is at 116 Marketplace Drive. Call (859) 272-0044 or go to www.petrainlex.com.
Julep Cup open on Mondays
The Julep Cup, 111 ­Woodland Avenue, now is open Mondays. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch, and 5 to 9 p.m. for dinner. “All other days, except Sunday, we are open until 10 and do not close in the afternoon,” chef Lindsay Brooks said. Call (859) 226-0300 or go to www.thejulepcup.com.
Pre-show dining on campus
The Singletary Center for the Arts at the University of Kentucky has partnered with the Hilary J. Boone Center to offer patrons a convenient place to have dinner before ­curtain time. The Boone Center is at the Rose Street and Columbia Avenue, a block from Singletary.
Those attending Bettye LaVette’s ­performance Saturday will receive a 10 ­percent discount with their concert ticket.
Call (859) 257-1133 to make reservations for the pre-show buffet, which features ribs and fried chicken. The cost is $25.
In-store special: Danville winemaker
Dominique Brousseau, winemaker at ­Chateau du Vieux Corbeau Winery in Danville, will discuss her wines and offer samples this weekend at Liquor Barn stores.
She will be at the Hamburg store from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and at the Beaumont Centre store from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Call the winery at (859) 236-1808.
Farmers market reports
Here’s what’s available at farmers markets.
■ The Bluegrass Farmers Market will have apples, watermelon, raspberries, winter and summer squash, sweet potatoes, green peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, green beans, herb seasoning, beer cheese, beef, jams and jellies, soaps, fodder shocks and pumpkins. The market is at 3450 Richmond Road in the Fast Signs and Pedal the Planet parking lot. Hours are 3 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Go to www.localharvest.org/blog/29529.
■ Honest Farm Market in Midway will have tomatoes, organic kale and rainbow chard, organic beets, butternut squash and Candy onions, banana peppers, jalapeños, bell peppers, Indian corn swags, pumpkins, baby pumpkins and gourds, peach and ­nectarine jam, local honey, potatoes and Mutzu golden delicious apples.
The market is at Midway Christian Church, 123 Bruen Street, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call (859) 533-6976.