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Tasting and Cooking Demo with Chef Virginia Willis

Chef Virginia Willis. Photo by Dame Angie Mosier.

Les Dames d’Escoffier will host chef and author Virginia Willis on Sept. 24. Willis will demonstrate dishes from her newest cookbook “Secrets of the Southern Table: A Food Lover’s Tour of the Global South” starting at 7:30 p.m. at the former Winston’s Restaurant in Sullivan University, 3101 Bardstown Road. Tickets are $60 per person or $100 for VIP, which includes a special pre-event reception with Willet President and Chief Whiskey Officer Dame Britt Kulsveen. Following the main demonstration, all attendees will enjoy a post-event reception with small plates, wine and cocktails featuring products from Willett Distillery. For tickets and more information, visit eventbrite.com.

Anoosh Bistro Hosts Appalachian Farm-to-Fork Dinner in Support of Gilda’s Club Louisville

Chefs Anoosh Shariat and Mark Ford. Photo by Andrea Hutchinson.

Chefs Anoosh Shariat and Mark Ford will welcome James Beard award-winning cookbook author Ronni Lundy to their Anoosh Bistro kitchen on Sept. 27 to present an Appalachian-inspired farm-to-fork five-course dinner. In addition to sharing a love of cooking and produce, Shariat, Ford and Lundy share a passion for helping those with cancer and will be donating $25 from each ticket sold to Gilda’s Club Louisville. The dinner will begin at 6 p.m., and cost for the five-course meal is $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Optional wine pairings are available for an additional $25 per person. For reservations, call 502.690.6585.

Capriole goat cheese will be a featured ingredient with a course prepared by founder Judy Schad’s granddaughter, Piper Schad. The other courses prepared by Shariat and Ford will be inspired by Lundy’s “Victuals” cookbook and highlight the best flavors of the season. “Victuals” is an exploration of the foodways, people and places of Appalachia, and in 2017 received James Beard Foundation book awards for both American Cooking and Cookbook of the Year. Lundy, a native of Corbin, will have her cookbook available for purchase and signing that evening.

This is the second benefit that Anoosh Bistro has hosted for Gilda’s Club Louisville, which offers free programs and priceless support to families and individuals touched by cancer.