If you would like to have dinner at Cleveland's in Versailles this holiday season, you should call ahead.
The restaurant is booked for several holiday parties, and dinner reservations are limited. Lunch seatings are available, except for Dec. 13. Call (859) 879-6062or go to www.woodfordinn.com. Cleveland's is at 140 Park Street.
Season's eatings at Holly Hill
Holly Hill Inn, 426 North Winter Street in Midway, is serving a holiday lunch menu during December. Entrees are Mediterranean Christmas cod, Camille's Baltimore crab cakes, chicken marsala with sage and cremini mushrooms, old-fashioned Stone Cross Farm ham steak with cranberry chutney, and gratin of winter vegetables. Desserts include Kentucky jam cake and eggnog chiffon pie. Call (859) 846-4732 or go to www.hollyhillinn.com.
Lovers Leap Winery wants you to stop by
Lovers Leap Winery will have a holiday open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The winery, 180 Lanes Mill Road in Lawrenceburg, will have wine tastings, live music and gourmet food gifts for sale. Call (502) 839-1299 or go to www.loversleapwine.com.
Get your Bulleit signed
Tom Bulleit, creator of the Bulleit Bourbon brand, will be at the Thoroughbred Shop, 2005 Versailles Road, from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday to sign bottles. Call (859) 254-0358.
Inside at the Farmers Market
Even if it is cold outside, you can pick up local products at the Lexington Farmers Market. Vendors have moved indoors to Victorian Square, 401 West Main Street. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Products include beef, chicken, shrimp, tilapia, quail, potatoes, sweet potatoes, root vegetables, winter squash, greens, onions and garlic, goat cheese, breads, chocolate truffles, jams, jellies, lilies, fresh wreaths and dog treats.
Shaker Village is serving teas
Celebrate the holiday season with friends at an old-fashioned Shaker tea. Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road, e_SDHpHarrodsburg, is serving holiday teas this month at the Trustees' Office Dining Room. The menu features assorted tea breads, muffins, sandwiches and miniature desserts. Cost is $10.95. Tea is served 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call (859) 734-5411, Ext. 360, or 1-800-734-5611, Ext. 360.
Varden's gets into the Christmas spirit
Paris' Christmas parade begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, and Varden's is serving hot drinks and a dinner special.
The restaurant, at 509 Main Street in Paris, is serving bottomless chili, salad and freshly baked bread for $10. Also available are hot chocolate, spiced cider, latte, wassail, wines, steamed Christmas pudding, cookies, fruit cake and mincemeat tarts.
Varden's will have a holiday tea at 4 p.m. Dec. 20. The menu includes scones; soup; chicken salad cup; olive nut, Benedictine, and country ham sandwiches; Christmas cookies; and mincemeat tarts. The cost is $30. Call (859) 987-4700.
Chocolates here, bourbon there
Liquor Barn stores will offer samples of Godiva chocolates at the Beaumont Centre and Richmond Road locations. The Hamburg store will have a Woodford Reserve bourbon tasting. Hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. All locations will have tastings of Jameson Irish whiskey and Kahlua from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday.
‘Mistletoe' and a meal
Bluegrass Mystery Theatre is teaming with Heirloom Restaurant and Thoroughbred Theatre in Midway for a performance of Murder Under the Mistletoe on Thursday. Tickets are $49 and include a meal at Heirloom, the show and dessert at the theater.
The troupe also will perform at Portofino, 249 East Main Street in Lexington, on Dec. 20. Tickets are $45 and include a three-course dinner, parking and show.
Call Dana Edison at (859) 494-2877.
Santa starts the day with breakfast
Feed the kids and let them share their wish list with Santa on Dec. 13. The Daughters of the Nile Dancers/Pageantry Unit will have Breakfast With Santa from 8 a.m. to noon at Oleika Shrine Temple, 326 Southland Drive. The breakfast features pancakes and sausage. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children younger than 12.