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Varanese to Host Russell’s Reserve Bourbon Dinner on January 15

Special event will honor legendary Master Distiller Jimmy Russell with Wild Turkey “Diamond Anniversary” bourbon

Louisville, Ky (December 30, 2014) – Varanese Restaurant, located at 2106 Frankfort Avenue, will host the Russell’s Reserve Bourbon Dinner on Thursday, January 15, with a reception at 6:30pm and dinner at 7:00pm. The dinner will feature a tasting of Wild Turkey’s limited edition “Diamond Anniversary” bourbon, which was made in celebration of Jimmy Russell 60 years with Wild Turkey. The evening will also include legendary Master Distiller Jimmy Russell as a guest speaker, and a four-course dinner paired with cocktails made with Russell’s Reserve bourbon. The cost is $55 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (502) 899-9904 or emailing

The menu will consist of:

Reception Cocktail – “Pomegranate-Clementine Old Fashion”

First Course
Flight: Russell’s Reserve 6 yr. Rye / Russell’s Reserve 10 yr. Small Batch
Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel / Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary
House-Made Pastrami Carpaccio with Bourbon Whole Grain Mustard, Rye Bagel Chip and Micro Mustard Greens

Second Course
Warm Grilled Frisee Salad with Confit Butternut Squash, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Pomegranate and Goat Cheese Tossed with Maple-Bourbon Vinaigrette

Third Course
“Espresso & Aztec Chocolate Manhattan”
Brown Sugar Glazed Ham with Red Eye Gravy
Served with Spicy Bacon Grilled Red Cabbage, Oven Roasted Potatoes and Yams

Fourth Course
“Butter Pecan Bourbon Cocktail”
Butter Pecan Ice Cream over Sugar Fried Flat Bread, Bourbon Anglaise, Salted Caramel and Brûléed Bananas

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

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