Martine's, a Lexington bakery known for its intricately designed wedding cakes, now offers a variety of pastries and is open for walk-in customers. The shop, owned by Martine and Jim Holzman, serves lemon curd and fruit tarts, chocolate "bombs," cheesecake and cupcakes. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The bakery is at 1039 Industry Road. Call (859) 231-9110.
Blueberry pancakes by the stack
Reed Valley Orchard's Blueberry Jubilee and Pancake Day is Saturday. Fresh blueberry pancakes will be served from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $3.50 to $5.50. The nature trail walk and entertainment, including line dancers and live music, are free. The orchard, 239 Lail Lane in Paris, is open until 5:30 p.m. Call (859) 987-6480 or go to www.reedvalleyorchard.com.
Oysters from east and west
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Fresh oysters might be scarce in the Gulf of Mexico, but chef Jonathan Lundy is ordering a variety of oysters from the East and West Coasts to serve this weekend. Jonathan at Gratz Park is at 120 West Second Street. Call (859) 252-4949.
Bakery adds sandwiches to offerings
Brown's Bakery, 1397 West Main Street, in Meadowthorpe, is going into the lunch business. Sandwiches are made on the bakery's breads and are available for carry-out only. Owner James Brown said there's "no seating in the bakery at present, but plans are in the works." Call (859) 225-8400 or go to www.brownbakery.com.
Winery welcomes guest chef
Joe Wintz will be the guest chef at Horseshoe Bend Vineyards and Winery in Willisburg on Saturday. Wintz's menu includes Maryland-style crab cakes; mixed greens salad with Parmesan crisps; grilled New York strip steak; portobello mushroom risotto; sautéed zucchini, summer squash and grape tomatoes; and chocolate mousse. The cost is $60. Call (859) 375-0296. Horseshoe Bend is at 1187 Lawson Lane.
A healthful buffet
Grape Leaf Mediterranean Restaurant, 393 Waller Avenue, is touting the healthful aspects of its menu. The buffet has eight salads, house-made hummus, and baba ghanouj made with freshly roasted eggplant. Pita chips are made fresh with oregano, sumac and sesame seeds. Call (859) 231-1792.
Enjoy the entertainment, too
The entertainment at Petra Mediterranean Bar & Grill on Friday features flamenco and Gypsy music, and belly dancing. The party starts at 8:30 p.m. Petra is at 116 Marketplace Drive. Call (859) 272-0044 or go to www.petrainlex.com.
Farmers market report
■ Bluegrass Farmers Market has local corn and "honest-to-gosh, grown out in the sunshine" tomatoes, Karin Rasmussen said. A cookbook exchange will be held Saturday. The market is at 3450 Richmond Road from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. EBT/debit cards are accepted. Go to www.localharvest.org/blog/29529.
■ Chef Josh Duncil and beef producer Marti Congleton will be grilling burgers and vegetables Saturday at Woodford County Farmers Market at Courthouse Square in Versailles. Farmers have peaches, new potatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, greens, beets, onions, turnips, cabbage and green beans. Other locations are on Railroad Street in Midway and Versailles Presbyterian Church in Versailles.