Food & Drink

Sharon Thompson: 35 chefs taking part in H'artful of Fun

Sweet and savory dishes from 35 chefs and drinks from local distilleries, vineyards and breweries are the pièce de résistance at the 21st annual H'artful of Fun.

The event will be 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Big Ass Fans, 2201 Jaggie Fox Way. Entertainment will be provided by Payback, a James Brown tribute band. Tickets for the party, which benefits The Living Arts and Science Center, are $60 in advance and $75 at the door; they're available at The Morris Book Shop, 408 Southland Drive. Call (859) 252-5222 or go to Original artwork and one-of-a-kind items will be included in the silent auction.

Did someone say pie?

A pie contest is one of the activities planned for Georgetown's "Love Your Downtown" celebration this month.

Fava's Restaurant is searching for the best pie recipe to serve on its menu every third Thursday of the month. Pies and recipes should be delivered to the restaurant, 159 East Main Street, at 6 p.m. Feb. 28.

Other activities:

■ At 2 p.m. Saturday, a Teddy Bear tea will be held at Scott County Arts and Cultural Center, 117 North Water Street.

■ A bourbon tasting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 10 at Galvin's, 135 East Main Street.

■ The Cultural Center will observe Black History Month with "The Story behind the Art, the Art behind the Story" at 5 p.m. Feb. 11.

Call Kitty Dougoud at Historic Georgetown at (502) 863-5424.

Kitchen curriculum

If you would like to sharpen your culinary skills, sign up for a Williams-Sonoma technique class.

Classes are at 11 a.m. Sundays and repeated at 7 p.m. Mondays. Here's the lineup for February:

■ Sunday: Learn to make tender rounds of ground meat seasoned with herbs and spices, including classic Italian, Moroccan and Vietnamese meatballs.

■ Feb. 13: Spice up your dinner menu with Indian dishes, including flavorful curries and aromatic basmati rice. Essential spices and regional differences will be discussed.

■ Feb. 20: Discover how to balance spicy and sweet flavors of Latin cuisine.

■ Feb. 27: Learn to prepare main-dish soups and simple sandwiches to serve with them.

Classes are free. The store is at Fayette Mall, 3473 Nicholasville Road. Call (859) 272-5856.The Manischewitz Co. has added more than 25 items to its Passover products list. Manischewitz, the company that has made Kosher foods since 1888, is introducing new candy, baking mixes, breakfast items and ready-to-serve freezer items, including blintzes and sweet potato pancakes. The company also has a new health and wellness icon that will be placed on matzo, macaroons, soups, condiments and meal ingredients to show that the product is all natural and has no MSG or artificial ingredients. Go to