Department of Tourism
Italian Feast Set for July 25 in Midway
Chef Jared Richardson of Wallace Station is visiting Holly Hill Inn in Midway to prepare his family’s Sicilian recipes for an Italian Heritage Feast at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 25.
In March, Jared and his wife, Paige, traveled to Italy to meet Jared’s extended family. They returned with a sense of what a real family meal in Italy is all about: fresh fish, slow-cooked meats, olives, cheeses, special olive oil, local vegetables, handmade pasta.
The menu for the feast includes:
- Platters of Antipasti including a trio of bruschetta, olives, and stuffed marinated eggplant.
- Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad.
- Calamari Rellenos con Pesce Misto – stuffed calamari surrounded by clams, mussels and baby shrimp.
- Herb Minestra - a very light soup packed with fresh herbs, beans and all kinds of vegetables.
- Bracciole - rolled, stuffed skirt steak, slow cooked and served with sautéed greens and pappardelle with peas.
- Cherry Custard Tart and Chocolate Truffles.
All the vegetables in the dinner will come from local farmers, so some of the vegetables may change slightly to accommodate availability.
Guests should be prepared to talk, laugh and taste. All seating is communal and all the dishes will be passed family style. Holly Hill sommelier Chris Michel will feature special Italian wines by the bottle as well as an Italian wine flight.
Cost for dinner is $30 a person, plus beverage, wine, tax and gratuity. Call (859) 846-4732.
Also on the culinary calendar: Chef Ouita’s Provençal Dinner on the Farm at Happy Jack’s Pumpkin Farm in Frankfort, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. Details available soon.
Holly Hill Inn is at 426 North Winter Street in historic Midway, Exit 65 off I-64. Wallace Station country deli and bakery, Holly Hill Inn’s sister restaurant, is at 3854 Old Frankfort Pike, (859) 846-5161. Both restaurants are minutes from Lexington, Frankfort and Versailles.