Some great post-holiday offerings:
■ Friday, Stella's Kentucky Deli will open for a special Holiday Brunch. Doors will open at 10 a.m. and they will serve their regular brunch menu, regular lunch menu, and have holiday brunch specials.
At 5:30 p.m. New Year's Eve, Stella's will host a New Year's Eve dinner: a four-course, prix fixe meal for $35. For reservations call (859) 255-3354.
■ The day after New Year's Eve (otherwise known as New Year's Day) Good Foods Co-op, 455 Southland Drive, will have its annual recovery brunch. They'll be handing out commemorative Hangover Brunch T-shirts to the first 100 customers (with the purchase of a plate or to-go box), so that's some incentive to get up early. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the hot buffet will have brunch. Dinner hot buffet runs from 4 to 9 p.m. The cost is $8.49 per pound. Call (859) 278-1813 or go to www.goodfoods.coop.
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■ On Jan. 6, Midway Christian Church will host the 8th annual "Feast of the Epiphany" with a medieval menu prepared by Chef Ouita Michel and her staff.
The feast, served at the Midway College Piper Dining Hall, will begin with the traditional parade of the boar's head.
The festive buffet will feature the roast hog stuffed with sausages; roasted onions with balsamic vinegar and honey; honey-roasted chicken; 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; poached pears and candied pine nuts. Appetizers include ancient Turkish flatbread, cheese and walnut dip, spiced toasted almonds, spelt bread and olives.
Entertainment will be provided by The Center for Old Music in the New World, a medieval music group that plays authentic replicas of ancient instruments.
Reservations are required and will be taken through Monday. Cost is $30 for adults, $15 for children ages 11-18, and children 10 and under eat free.
Call (859) 846-4102.
■ For January, Greentree Tea Room, 521 West Short St., will serve corn chowder, pineapple scone with pineapple glaze, and Fayette cream, pasta de' Medici, celery boats with olive nut, curried egg salad and chicken salad tea sandwiches, Italian cream cupcakes, French filled wafers and Greentree hot chocolate, along with winter blend tea. Reservations are required by calling (859) 455-9660.
■ Buffalo Trace Distillery is bringing back its Legendary Craftsman series for 2015, focusing on three prominent figures in Buffalo Trace Distillery's history.
On Jan. 16, the George T. Stagg dinner returns with a history-laden dinner plus a sampling of some of George T. Stagg's namesake bourbons. On Jan. 23, there's the William Larue Weller dinner. Learn about the distiller credited with producing the first wheated bourbon, and have a dinner and tasting of some of the Weller collection of bourbons produced at Buffalo Trace. On Jan. 30, there's the Rye Cocktail Party, featuring rye cocktails paired with special courses by regional chefs and bartenders. Tickets are $60 each or $150 per person for all three events. Events start at 6 p.m. with an optional tour, followed by the tasting and dinner at 7 p.m. Attendees must be 21 years old. The dress code is dressy casual. Reservations are required by calling (502) 696-5930 or emailing email@example.com.
■ Tony Davis, owner of Kentucky Knows studio in the James Pepper distillery campus, 1200 Manchester, is selling Arabica coffee beans aged in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels for five to six weeks under the Kentucky Knows brand. The ground coffee sells for $11.99 for a 12-ounce bag at Liquor Barn locations. He will be adding whole beans and k-cups. The coffee has notes of caramelized wood sugars, vanilla and toffee, Davis said. Call (859) 621-5261.
Note: There will be no LexGo Eat column Dec. 31 or Jan. 2. Happy New Year, and we'll see you in 2015.