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Writing at Forbes, Michelle Greenwald surveys various ways the food service industry has adapted to COVID’s myriad disruptions.

Aside from shifting to more take-out and sidewalk dining, these firms developed new channels of distribution, product forms, items and sizes, audiences, geographies in which to sell, and packaging.  These new lines of business are likely to endure and continue to grow post-Covid.

To spotlight a local example of mutually beneficial collaboration, Volare Italian Ristorante’s reopening earlier this week came with the addition of a new menu item featuring a well-known Kentucky Proud product.

Cappesante scallop antipasto features seared U-10 sea scallops with over sweet potato puree with crispy prosciutto, toasted almonds and brussels sprout slaw. The dish includes Dan-O’s Seasoning, a low-sodium and all-natural seasoning.

It’s a creative collaboration between Volare’s Chef Joshua Moore and Dan-O’s founder Dan Oliver. “The (antipasto) will be featured on the restaurant’s winter menu,” according to an information release. “The partnership between Volare and Dan-O’s was the perfect opportunity to highlight two Kentucky small businesses both working through the challenges of the current pandemic.”

Volare is located at 2300 Frankfort Avenue, and upon reopening this week has implemented a reservations-only seating regime.

We are pleased to offer dining by reservation only in accordance with guidelines established by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the CDC starting today, Monday, December 14. We are now open daily, by reservation only, and offer three seating times of 4:30pm, 6:30pm and 8:30pm. In consideration of others, and so we may serve all guests, we kindly ask patrons to enjoy their meal within two hours of their scheduled reservation.

Please call the restaurant at 894-4446 for reservations. At this time we are only accepting reservations via telephone on a limited number.

If you are not ready to join us yet or can’t get a reservation, we will continue to offer curbside pick-up and home delivery featuring our full menu beginning at 4:30pm daily. Volare To Go offers fast, convenient ordering with one click on our website (www.volare-restaurant.com ) for curbside pick-up or by calling 502.830.0190 for home delivery.

Enjoy the same delicious, exceptional flavors and consistency that you receive with each visit to Volare, in the comfort of your own home. We offer free, contactless home delivery by our premier partner Call JPaul and our own delivery team.

Home Delivery — 4:30pm – 9pm daily
Curbside Pick-up 4:30pm – 10:00pm daily