There have been all these little things I’ve come across that aren’t necessarily a post within themselves, so here’s a hodge podge for you:
- Time to break into the savings account. Mesh in West Chester, owned by Pam & Jim Sturkey, are hosting a 5-course wine dinner featuring First Growth Bordeaux, including 1999 Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 1999 Chateau Haut Brion, 2001 Chateau Lafite Rothschild, 2001 Chateaux Margaux, and 2001 Chateau Latour. You did read that right. Dessert will be paired with a 1997 Chateau d’Yquem. Master Sommelier Matt Citriglia will be there to discuss the wines. Heck, can I go just for dessert? The cost is $300 per person. The dinner takes place on November 12 and reservations can be made by calling 513.777.7177. What’s gotten into folks these days? Jungle Jim’s did a $150 (wine-only) tasting of 1st Growth a few weeks ago.
- There’s a new bar in town. Okay, there is ALWAYS a new bar in town and no longer in my early 20s, I don’t make it to many of them. (There was a time …) This one caught my eye. It’s in one of my favorite locations, Greenup Street in Covington. Don’t let it’s name fool you. The Keystone Bar does not specialize in Keystone Light. According to this article in CinWeekly, they’ve got some great sounding comfort-style food and a huge selection of beers, all at reasonable prices. I’ve got to talk Kevin into this.
- I’ve mentioned before a dining renaissance in our fair city. And it keeps on coming. This week I’ve learned of two new restaurants. The folks behind Teak have opened Apsara, an Asian-fusion restaurant with sushi in the old Watson Bros. location in Blue Ash. Then, opening in at 1550 Madison Road in East Walnut Hills on October 11 is Seny, a Spanish restaurant & tapas bar. It sounds interesting, and you can read about in, of all places, the Business section of Tuesday’s Enquirer.