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Make Picnic with the Pops concert simple with catered menu

Dupree Catering is again offering a special menu for Picnic with the Pops that they can bring directly to your table at Keeneland or you can pick up the day of the concert. Items must be pre-ordered.
Dupree Catering is again offering a special menu for Picnic with the Pops that they can bring directly to your table at Keeneland or you can pick up the day of the concert. Items must be pre-ordered. Photo provided

Making Picnic with the Pops plans for Aug. 18-19 at Keeneland?

Dupree Catering can provide dinner for groups of eight and deliver it to your table at the Meadow at Keene Barn from 6 to 8 p.m. Or you can pick up your order on Delaware Avenue the day of the event. Menu includes an appetizer of Kentucky charcuterie, with pimento cheese, spiced pecans, country ham, Kenny’s local cheese, whole grain mustard, peach preserves, cheese straws and crackers; choice of entrees: grilled and sliced beef tenderloin, herb-crusted salmon, sweet tea-brined pork tenderloin, or ratatouille tart with goat cheese and basil; sides including rainbow salad, fingerling potato salad, green bean salad, local artisan bread and butter; dessert of flourless chocolate torte with a mixed berry coulis and vanilla bean mascarpone.

For prices and to order, call 859-231-0464.

▪  More restaurants are releasing menus for Lexington Eats Week, which continues through July with special meals for $25 or $26, for one or two people.

Zen Sushi & Sake, 3070 Lakecrest Circle: for one, appetizer, entree choice and dessert for $25. Reservations recommended; call 859-219-2166.

Enoteca, 191 Jefferson Street: for one, manchego cheese or chorizo salame with a glass of red sangria, Brussels sprouts in manchego sauce or gazpacho, tortilla española with piquillo sauce or lamb meatballs in madrileña sauce, and bread pudding or cardamom flan.

Portofino, 249 East Main Street, will continue through August its Eats Week special of a three-course dinner of roast salmon, veal meatballs with Marsala sauce or pasta classico with marinara, Alfredo or bolognese sauce for $29.

▪  Honeywood, 110 Summit at Fritz Farm, is serving a first-of-its-kind Kentucky Proud cocktail menu, with all drinks made with Kentucky Proud-certified spirits and produce from local farms. The cocktails include a Fritz fizz, with New Riff Kentucky wild gin and berries; the happy Jack, with Oak Rum from Barrel House Distilling and local peaches; and the garden mule, with Blue Heron Vodka from Wilderness Trail Distillery in Danville that are infused with beets from Honeywood’s staff farmer David Wagoner. Call 859-469-8234 or go to honeywoodrestaurant.com.

▪  The Lexington Farmers Market opens its new location at The Summit at Fritz Farm on Wednesday, from 3 to 7 p.m. On Thursday, the market will celebrate a Kentucky Proud Cookout at the Broadway and Maxwell location, with free hotdogs from HogFathers BBQ.

▪  Wine Spectator magazine recently honored several Kentucky restaurants with its 2017 awards. The complete list of winners is featured in Wine Spectator’s August issue, on newsstands now. Among the Kentucky restaurants:

Dudley’s on Short, 259 West Short Street, 859-252-1010.

The English Grill at The Brown Hotel, 335 West Broadway in Louisville, 502-583-1234.

Holly Hill Inn, 426 North Winter Street in Midway, 859-846-4732.

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, 325 West Main Street, Louisville, 502-584-0102.

The Julep Cup Restaurant & Seahorse Lounge, 111 Woodland Avenue, 859-226-0300.

Malone’s, 3347 Tate’s Creek Road, 859-335-6500.

Morton’s, The Steakhouse, 626 West Main Street, Louisville, 502-584-0421.

Portofino, 249 East Main Street, 859-253-9300.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 6100 Dutchman’s Lane, Louisville, 502-479-0026.

Serafini, 243 West Broadway, Frankfort, 502-875-5599.

Z’s Oyster Bar & Steakhouse, 115 South Fourth Street, Louisville, 502-429-8000.

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