Food & Drink

La Petite Délicat opens on South Ashland Avenue with macarons

La Petite Délicat, which sells macarons and other pastries, will have a grand opening Dec. 19 at 445 South Ashland Avenue.
La Petite Délicat, which sells macarons and other pastries, will have a grand opening Dec. 19 at 445 South Ashland Avenue. Photo provided

La Petite Délicat, 445 South Ashland Avenue, will have a grand opening Dec. 19. The store, which specializes in delicate flavored macarons, will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day. Regular store hours will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Call 859-338-1338 for more information.

▪  Midway Christian Church is celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany 6:30 p.m. Jan. 6, with a medieval menu prepared by chef Ouita Michel of the Holly Hill Inn in Midway. The feast will be served at Midway University’s Piper Dining Hall, 512 East Stephens Street in Midway.

The feast will begin with the traditional parade of the boar’s head, led by a bagpiper. 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.

Cost is $30, $15 for ages 11 to 18, and free for ages 10 and younger. Reservations are required. Call Midway Christian Church at 859-846-4102 or go to Midwaychristian.org.

▪ Vendors at the Lexington Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cheapside Pavilion on Main Street, have fresh lamb, as well as seasonal greens and fruits.

▪ Grimes Mill Winery, 6707 Grimes Mill Road, will have a free Holiday Open House from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 19 with music by Ron Pen and Tanner Jones. Bring a “sweet” pot luck to share. Call 859-543-9691 or email wine@grimesmillwinery.com for more information.

▪ Coba Cocina, 2041 Richmond Road, will have a Cuban-style New Year’s Eve celebration with a Cuban bites buffet, a signature cocktail and a champagne (Cava) toast at midnight. The price is $25 a person plus tax and tip. Guests will enjoy the Big Maracas from 9:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. Make reservations at 859-523-8484 or at tjcox@greercompanies.com.

▪ Bluegrass Baking Co., 3101 Clays Mill Road, is taking orders for stollen, a German Christmas bread loaded with fruits and toasted almonds, available with marzipan for $16 or plain for $12; and buche de Noel, a French Yule log cake, filled and finished with buttercream, decorated with marzipan holly and mushrooms for $30. Call 859-296-0581 to place orders for pies, cakes and other bakery goods through Dec. 23.

▪ Le Deauville French Bistro, 199 North Limestone, will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. Christmas Eve and be closed Christmas Day. For New Year’s Eve, owner-chef Marc Puil will have a three course prix fixe dinner with choice of appetizers, main courses and desserts for $59. Call 859-246-0999 for reservations.

▪ Blue Stallion Brewing, 610 West Third Street, recently celebrated a year since the launch of their Mission Monday program, which donates 10 percent of taproom sales to a central Kentucky nonprofit each Monday. For 2015, Blue Stallion Brewing held events for 31 local nonprofit organizations, including GleanKY, The Nest, Explorium and Friends of Lexington Public Library, and donated almost $4,000 to those same groups. The owners estimate that an additional $6,000 was raised by the nonprofits themselves through fundraising efforts in the taproom, including silent auctions, raffles, cooking contests, and more. Go online at Bluestallionbrewing.com for information on become a participating nonprofit.

▪ Bernie Lubbers, known as the Whiskey Professor, will bring his bourbon show with Hickory Vaught, called the Evolution of Bourbon Through Bluegrass, to Belle’s Cocktail House, 152 Market Street, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 18. The cost, $15, covers whiskey tasting, too. Seating is limited; make reservations by leaving a comment on Belle’s Facebook page. The show will be capped at 30 attendees.

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