The first of a projected series of monthly “A Tale of Five Courses” pop-up dinners by Sullivan University executive chef James Moran will be tonight, Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m., served in the space on the Sullivan Campus at 3101 Bardstown Rd. that was Winston’s restaurant.

In this series of dinners, Moran hopes to showcase a variety of cuisines organized around various themes. “Each of these dinners will showcase different ethnic or regional dishes, a seasonal harvest or even a salute to a holiday that gives our guests a distinctive culinary experience,” said Moran in a press release.

A Sullivan grad himself, Moran returned to his alma mater last November as head of Juleps Catering. He previously served as chef de cuisine at the award-winning restaurant Seviche. The first dinner highlights Moran’s Korean heritage. The menu:

First Course

Bibimbap (grilled vegetable salad) with gochujang soy glaze and farm fresh egg

Second Course

Line-caught big eye tuna with kimchi yogurt, shiso, Yuzu apple and black garlic

Third Course

Pajeon (shrimp taco scallion pancake) with charred shrimp, pickled vegetable herb salad and lemon buttermilk shoyu crema

Fourth Course

Galbi (Korean-style short rib) with house kimchi, cilantro and cashew

Fifth Course

Sorbet trio with orange pomegranate gastrique and short bread almond crumble.

This pop-up dinner series will continue on the fifth day of each month, serving five courses with only five tables available. Future themes include local fall squash and Latin cuisine. The cost is $80, or $90 with wine pairings, plus tax and gratuity.  For more information go to  A Tale of Five Courses on Facebook. To reserve a ticket go to