Varanese offers their 9th annual Grgich Hills Estate wine dinner on January 23 and 24 with special guest speaker Sean Barrett. Reception for both evenings is at 6:30 p.m. with dinner starting at 7. The dinner pairs five courses with Grgich Hills wines and is $75 per person. Reservations can be made at 502-899-9904 or by clicking here.

1st Course: Fume Blanc, grilled octopus with fermented soy bean-pear sauce, scallions and miso cracker

2nd Course: Chardonnay, Cold Smoked Triple Cream Brie with Mango-Walnut Crumble, mixed baby greens and chardonnay vinaigrette


3rd Course: Merlot,  duck confit and house-made fettuccini tossed with wild mushrooms and dried cherries in a basil pesto sauce

4th Course: Cabernet, Dry Aged Strip Steak served over Gorgonzola smashed red skin potatoes and butter poached broccolini. Finished with a brandy and green peppercorn sauce

5th Course: Zinfandel, Espresso roll with a cashew and honey glaze served with a raspberry-zinfandel ice cream