Central Kentuckians will have an opportunity to dine with three James Beard Award-nominated chefs on Aug. 20.
Woodford Reserve's Woodford in the Kitchen's guest chef series will feature the distillery's chef-in-residence, Ouita Michel; Jonathan Lundy, chef/owner of Jonathan at Gratz Park; and Jacob Sessoms, chef/owner of Table in Asheville, N.C.
The five-course meal will be 6 to 9 p.m. at the distillery's visitor center, 7855 McCracken Pike, Versailles. The cost is $75. Call Kandi Sackett at (859) 879-1934 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The three chefs will cook dinner again at Jonathan at Gratz Park at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21. The cost is $65 for the five-course meal, which is by reservation only. Call (859) 252-4949. Jonathan is at 120 West Second Street in Lexington.
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■ Pine Mountain Settlement School holds a special place in the hearts of Heirloom Restaurant's owner and his father.
Mark and Henry Wombles are setting aside Thursday night at the Midway restaurant at 125 Main Street to raise money for the school in Harlan County.
Nancy Adams, executive director of the school, will talk about the programs and services. Heirloom opens at 5 p.m. Call (859) 846-5565 or go to Heirloommidway.com or Pinemountainsettlementschool.com.
■ Akielo Temple, No. 128 Daughters of the Nile, is having its annual all-you-can-eat corn-boil dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. It will be at Oleika Shrine Center, 326 Southland Drive. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for children ages 10 and younger. The menu includes corn on the cob, green beans, coleslaw, sliced tomatoes, corn bread, ham and dessert. Tickets are available at the door.
■ Eli Kirshtein, a contestant from season 6 of Bravo's Top Chef, will work with three of Louisville's top chefs to serve a four-course dinner Tuesday.
Kirshtein will join Seviche chef/ owner Anthony Lamas; pastry chef Andrea Litvin; and Bobby Benjamin, executive chef of The Oakroom at the Seelbach Hilton hotel, for the dinner, which will be in Seviche's newly renovated private dining room.
The cost is $100 and includes wine pairings. A cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres will begin at 6:30 p.m., and seating for dinner is at 7. Seviche is at 1538 Bardstown Road, Louisville. Call (502) 473-8560 or go to Sevicherestaurant.com.
■ Anglers' Cove Restaurant at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park in Greenup will have its first international classic-cuisine Hawaiian luau from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The menu includes catfish; sesame-crusted mahi-mahi; Shoyu chicken with pineapple stuffing; and lau lau, a Hawaiian dish of pork wrapped in taro leaves. The cost is $14.99.
Greenbo is on Ky. 1, 18 miles north of Interstate 64 from the Grayson exit, or 8 miles south of U.S. 23. Call 1-800-325-0083.
■ Chef Jonathan Lundy of Jonathan at Gratz Park will prepare the appetizers for Wine Down Wednesday at Treasures Antique Studio, 503 East High Street. Hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Call (859) 554-5290.
■ The chefs at Natasha's Bistro & Bar, 112 Esplanade, are creating specials made from locally grown vegetables. Included are summer ratatouille provençal served with an heirloom tomato salad, and lemon pepper poached salmon with a side of spinach risotto and steamed asparagus. Call (859) 259-2754.
■ Horseshoe Bend Winery, 1187 Lawson Lane in Willisburg, has redesigned its Web site. Go to Horseshoebend-ky.com to learn how the winery creates its European style dry wines and make dinner reservations. Dinner now is served Friday and Saturday by reservation only. Cost is $125 a couple with wine. Call (859) 375-0296.
Farmers market report
■ Homegrown melons, corn and tomatoes are in season at Bluegrass Farmers Market. Locations and hours are: 3450 Richmond Road, in the parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; and at Mill Pond Shopping Center, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Go to Localharvest.org/blog/29529.
■ The East End Community Farmers Market, in the Pavilion at 560 East Third Street at Midland Avenue, will have tomatoes, half-runner beans, melons, squash, and honey from the Fifth Street Apiary.
■ Lexington Farmers Market is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Cheapside Park in the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday on Southland Drive near Sav-A-Lot, and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at South Broadway and Maxwell Street.