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Celebrity Chef Dan Churchill Hosts Dinner at Hilton Garden Inn


Photos by Brian Bohannon

Dan Churchill.

On Dec. 6, Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Mall of St. Matthews hosted special guests for an evening of culinary delight at their Garden Grille & Bar. Chef Dan Churchill, an international celebrity chef, best-selling author and TV host, performed a cooking demonstration and mingled with attendees, who were served signature dishes and cocktails from Hilton Garden Inn’s kitchen.

Hilton Garden Inn has a seasonal menu that changes twice per year and includes items with local flare, meaning the spirit of Louisville is fully captured in their offerings. On this particular evening, the hotel partnered with Rabbit Hole Distillery to present the Snow Fall in Kentucky cocktail. Notable items from the tasting included the Cherry Blossom cocktail, sticky finger ribs, citrus grilled salmon bowl and mason jar chocolate fudge cake for dessert.

Hilton Garden Inn Mall St. Matthews is located at 400 Sherburn Lane. The Garden Grille & Bar includes a full bar and serves breakfast and dinner.

Anoosh Bistro Offers Two New Year’s Eve Dining Options to Ring in 2019


Anoosh Shariat and Mark Ford.

Say goodbye to 2018 and welcome a fresh start with family and friends at Anoosh Bistro, 4864 Brownsboro Road. Chefs Anoosh Shariat and Mark Ford will offer two special prix fixe menus on Dec. 31. An early three-course dinner is available from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for $70 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Or, diners can choose a later five-course seating beginning at 8 p.m. for $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Raise a toast to the New Year with a libation from the restaurant’s fully stocked bar. Offerings for the night will include wild boar medallion, potato gnocchi, rack of lamb, a dessert trio and much more. For reservations, call 502.690.6585.

Go Below Whiskey Row for Hell or High Water’s New Winter Cocktail Menu


Hell or High Water, the discreet bar located on Louisville’s historic Whiskey Row, has debuted a new cocktail menu, including a large format beer program. With a chill in the air, it’s the perfect time to try the new Chicago Overcoat with Irish whiskey, turmeric honey, lemon juice, CH Amaro, Corazón Bitters and Italian Gin Spritz. The drink gets its name from the ’20s slang term for a coffin. Or maybe you prefer a twist on breakfast when you order a Riddle Me This that has Ramazzotti amaro, bacon Guinness syrup, chai ginger tea, whole egg and aromatic bitters and herbs.

Hell or High Water is led by brother-sister duo and Louisville natives Stirling and Maud Welch. Though the menu has been completely updated, concepts for the “Hell” and “High Water” sides remain the same, with “Hell” being stronger, more spirit-driven cocktails and “High Water” sporting refreshing, brighter and lighter beverages.

The team at Hell or High Water has also released two new cocktail sections to the menu. The first being the Classics Section, which features house favorites from the two earlier menus at Hell or High Water, and the second being Downtown spirits. The latter section hopes to showcase the wonderful spirits made in downtown Louisville (Rabbit Hole, Peerless, Angel’s Envy and Michter’s), and to highlight a high-end connoisseurs cocktail program with elevated ingredients and a more baroque approach to their conceptualization.

The last addition to the menu is a large format beer program. “We thought that, given the bar’s emphasis on shared intimate moments, a specialty large format beer menu would give people a great opportunity to share a premium beer together,” said Stirling Welch. “It’s a good way for us to offer something to the beer drinker who wants to try a higher quality product.”

Hell or High Water is located at 112 W. Washington St. The bar is open from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Reservations are highly recommended and can be secured through the RESY app or by visiting hellorhighwaterbar.com. The bar has earned national praise in Vogue, Playboy and Thrillist.

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