Busy Times in River City

Kathy Cary with photo taken of Camille Glenn at her 100th Birthday Party seven years ago.

Kathy Cary with photo taken of Camille Glenn at her 100th Birthday Party seven years ago.

CAMILLE GLENN CELEBRATED

Another celebrated Louisville chef, Kathy Cary, hosted members and friends of Les Dames d’Escoffier International at her home for a dinner to remember Louisville native, cookbook author and food critic Camille Glenn on what would have been her 107th birthday.

Kathy is a James Beard-recognized chef and was also a close personal friend and neighbor of Glenn. Everything that was served was a Camille Glenn recipe. There were too many things to describe, but here is a listing of some culinary goodies that the crowd enjoyed.

For starters, duck rillettes, pickled shrimp with mushrooms, tarragon chicken liver pate, boule French bread with Bentwood peach jam and Bentwood peach butter.

The main course included Indonesian lamb stew with curry; roasted vegetables in a sorghum glaze, eggplant torte with tomato jam; and bibb salad with sauted apples, sugared pecans and Capriole cheese vinaigrette.

The dessert was Camille Glenn’s iconic Cointreau cake.

WITCHES’ COVEN

No one loves a party more than Eleanor Goldberg, and Halloween is her favorite time to celebrate. That’s because it’s her birthday! This year, the event was celebrated with a luncheon with the girls at Z’s Oyster Bar.

Pam Anson, Char Verdi, Sandy Metz, Jean Boland, Mary Margaret Phelps, Kate Underwood, Ann Vogt and JoAnn Blacketer were most creative and came in their favorite pointed witch hats and thoughtfully left their brooms in the parking lot!

YEW DELL

The annual Twilight in the Garden at Yew Dell was a rip-roaring success, as always. The weather was great, the gardens were beautiful, Wiltshire Pantry’s dinner was delicious, Richard Hibbs did beautiful flowers with input and ideas by Rosemary Kirkwood, the patrons were generous, Kirby Adams was the emcee, and the auction, conducted by Rick Wardlow, was successful.

Brown-Forman was the title sponsor, Stock Yards Bank & Trust was the presenting sponsor, CSX and Digs Home & Garden were the star table sponsors. The table sponsors were Baptist Health LaGrange, Blue Grass Motorsport, City Girl Farm LLC, Dean Dorton Allen Ford PLLC, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, Fastling Media Group, Kentucky Select Properties, Orr Corporation, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, Parthenon LLC, PNC Asset Management Group, Stifel and United Mail.

Paul Cappiello, Yew Dell’s executive director was beamingly happy. What more could you ask for?

Among the attendees were Mary Broecker, Sara and Jim Haynes, Mary Rounsavall, Carol and Charlie Hebel, Barbie Tafel Thomas, John David and Mary Helen Miles, Sandy and Bill Schreiber and Carol and Bill Lomicka. Proud grandparents Pam and David Ray, who never miss a Twilight event, did this year. They were in Birmingham to see a grandson’s high school football game. They won!

ALO

The Association of the Louisville Orchestra held its annual meeting and election of officers last week at St. Francis in the Fields church. Current president Tim Tomes turned over the reins of management to longtime orchestra supporter and enthusiast Pat Galla.

Much beloved LO Music Director Teddy Abrams entertained the crowd in his own charming way. Among those who enjoyed it thoroughly were Gloria Bailey, Susie Martin, Winona Shiprek, Anne Tipton and Janet Ames. VT