You were just wishing that one of the finest restaurants in town would have a Halloween-themed wine dinner this Tuesday, weren’t you? Me, too! I guess we're soulmates, you and I. *wink*
This Tuesday (tomorrow!), October 30th, Volare Ristorante on Frankfort Avenue will be holding their 5-course Veneto “Halloween” Wine Dinner at 6:30. Featuring wines from the Cantine Riondo Winery in Veneto, Italy, with speaker Jill Leslie, the upscale Italian menu for the evening looks incredible.
Pumpkin Timbale with Black Walnut Herb Sauce
Butternut Bisque with Pancetta and Cinnamon Oil
Bruschetta with Mushroom Duxelle, Peppadews, and Fresh Mozzarella
Riondo Prosecco Punto Rosso DOC Veneto, Italy 2010
Inverno- Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Fried Goat Cheese, Red Beets, Mixed Greens, and Honey Truffle Vinaigrette
Riondo Soave Excelsa Soave, Italy
Pumpkin Lune- House made tomato pasta lune filled with roasted pumpkin and Reggiano cheese finished with a sage brown butter and grated amaretti cookie
Riondo Rosso Veneto, Italy 2009
Espresso braised Grilled Pork Ribeye with cippolini onions and rosemary butter, Swiss Chard from Chef Josh’s garden, celery root and butternut risotto
Riondo Amarone DOC Delle Valpolicella, Italy 2005
Lemon Goat Cheese Cake
Ossa dei Morti- “Beans of the Dead”
Riondo Moscato d’Asti Asti, Italy DOC 2010
The cost is only $70 per person, including wine. To make reservations, please call (502) 894-4446.
Executive Chef Josh Moore, who is also the Executive Pastry Chef, clearly loves his job, which he has held at Volare since 2006. He maintains a 10-acre working farm that provides vegetables for the restaurant from Summer to Fall, and, when asked about his career, he is quoted as saying, “I love what I do for a living. I never wake up and say ‘I don’t want to cook today.’ It’s awesome to love what you do and be excited about it.” I know that feeling, and his attitude makes me anticipate this wine dinner all the more!
Best part?! They WANT you to wear a costume. :D Make your reservation now!
2300 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
Open: M-Th from 5 to 10 PM, Fri-Sat from 5 to 11 PM, and Sunday from 5 to 10 PM