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Varanese to Host “Bell’s Craft Beer Dinner” on July 10

varaneseVaranese Restaurant, located at 2106 Frankfort Avenue, will host a “Bell’s Craft Beer Dinner” on Thursday, July 10, with a reception at6:30pm and dinner at 7:00pm. The evening will feature guest speaker Greg Pilch, and a four-course dinner paired with a variety of flavorful, unfiltered, quality craft beers from the award-winning Michigan-based brewery. The cost is $49 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (502) 899-9904 or emailing

“We are excited to partner with one of the leaders of the craft brewing movement,” says Chef John Varanese. “Of the eight beers we tasted in preparation for this event, we choose five that complement the menu well and that really show the brewery’s different styles of brewing.”

light and crisp, perfect for a reception beer”

First Course
Amber Ale
“nice flavor to it with just a little hop to it, great with beer cheese soup and bacon”
Bell’s Beer Cheese Soup with Crisp Smoked Bacon, Brioche Croutons and Dehydrated Olives

Second Course
“a light refreshing wheat beer that we thought would pair well with seafood and fresh veggies”
Shrimp Salad with Fennel, Capers and Lemon
Served in a Poached Tomato with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic
Garnished with Mixed Baby Greens

Third Course
Two Hearted Ale
“Their flagship brand and a favorite with beer drinkers that like big hops in beer. We paired it with a heavy dish like the breaded fried veal cutlet and the mascarpone cheese stuffed manicotti to hold up to its boldness”
Crispy Veal Cutlets with Spinach & Mascarpone Manicotti
Garnished with Fried Basil Leaves and Oven Dried Tomatoes

Fourth Course
Java Stout
“the Java Stout screamed dessert with its creamy texture and rich coffee flavor”
Java Stout Beer Shake with Chocolate Brownie, Chopped Peanuts, Caramelized Bananas and a Dried Cherry Jam

 For information or to make a reservation, please call (502) 899-9904 or log on to 

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