2009 Special Events New Year's Eve Dinner Gala and Celebration - Thursday, December 31, 2009 Say good by to 2009 and welcome in 2010 in the surroundings of the historic English Grill at The Brown Hotel. Dine on Executive Chef Laurent Géroli's five-course feast including wine with dinner, a champagne toast at midnight, party favors, live music and dancing. Seating for dinner will be at 8:00, 8:30, and 9:00 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $150 per person, $300 per couple, and includes tax and gratuity. Reservations are currently being accepted and may be made by calling (502) 736-2998. Add to the New Year's festivities with a Brown Hotel special room package. For information, please call Reservations at (888) 888-5252. Christmas Day in The English Grill - Friday, December 25, 2009 The weather outside may be frightful, but the English Grill will be delightful. Spend Christmas afternoon with The Brown Hotel family and let us prepare your holiday meal. We will be serving a three-course, multiple entrée Christmas Feast with a lavish appetizer buffet and decadent dessert display. Seating times are 12:30, 12:45 and 1:00 p.m. and 3:30, 3:45 and 4:00 p.m. Christmas dinner cost is $54 per person, tax and gratuity are additional. Reservations may be made by calling (502) 736-2996. Gloria Ferrer Sparkling Wine Holiday Season Dinner - Friday, December 18, 2009 Join Neal Ward in celebrating the holiday season at The English Grill. Our special guest will be Ted Feroe, from Gloria Ferrer. We will enjoy a variety of sparkling wines and dine on seasonally inspired food prepared by Executive Chef Laurent Géroli and his culinary team. Holiday music will round out this delightful and festive evening. The cost is $85 per person, tax and gratuity are additional. For reservations please call (502) 736-2998. Tea with Santa and Teddy Bear - Saturday, Decmeber 19, 2009 Enjoy a wonderful afternoon filled with tea, sandwiches and sweets for adults, and a variety of hot chocolate and children friendly sandwiches and sweets served in the beautiful English Grill. Special guest Santa Claus will read a story to all the boys and girls present. Teddy Bear will also join in the fund and excitement as he greets the children and helps them pick out a special Teddy Bear gift. The cost for the adult tea is $30 and the children's tea is $20. Tax and 20% gratuity are additional. Space is limited. Reservations may be made by calling (502) 583-1234, extension 7108. $10 per child will be donated to the Home of the Innocents and Court Appointed Special Advocates (C.A.S.A). Thanksgiving in The English Grill - Thursday, November 26, 2009 Reserve your table today for this Louisville tradition. Let Chef Edoardo Bacci and his talented staff prepare your Thanksgiving dinner, which includes a thee-course turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Additionally, a beef or fish entrée will be available. A lavish appetizer buffet, as well as a decadent Viennese dessert display will welcome guests in the Grand Lobby. There will be dinner seating times at 12:30, 12:45 and 1:00 p.m. and again at 3:30, 3:45 and 4:00 p.m. Thanksgiving dinner is $54 per person; children under twelve are half-price for the buffet only. Tax and gratuity are additional. Reserve your family's table by calling (502) 736- 2996. Thanksgiving Day Buffet Feast in J. Graham's Café - Thursday, November 26, 2009 Located on the first floor of The Brown Hotel, J. Graham's Café will offer a traditional Thanksgiving buffet feast. The cost is $29 per person, $15 for children twelve and under, and complimentary for those four years of age or younger. Tax and gratuity are additional. Buffet seating times will be from 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. and 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Please call (502) 583-1234, extension 7225 for reservations. The Brown Hotel Presents "Illuminations" Exhibit by Teresa Waller Wine and Cheese Reception - Friday, November 20, 2009 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The Gallery at The Brown hotel is hosting a wine and cheese reception to celebrate the new exhibition showcasing Madison, IN artist Teresa Waller. The show will run until Friday, January 8 and feature Waller's coveted combination of leaf and figure oil paintings and drawings, some of which came from her work at downtown Madison's "West Street Studio". "Illuminations" is Waller's third solo show in two years and was inspired by the common motif of dramatic lighting that surrounds her many pieces. Waller says of her work that it is the light, shadow, form and color when the lighting is "just right" that causes her greatest reaction, and it is that moment that she wishes to capture and portray to the audience. Her subject matter varies from a woman in a vintage cocktail dress to a large-scale tobacco leaf, yet all of the pieces in this collection are joined by the dramatic and compelling uses of light and shadow. The Gallery at The Brown Hotel features local artists quarterly to bring awareness to Louisville's visual arts scene. It is located on the first floor of the hotel, and is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 pm, and 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. The Brown Hotel Fuses Culinary and Theatrical Art with a Unique Opera Package Enjoy an evening of art on the plate and the stage with The Brown Hotel's "A Night at The Opera" prix fixe dinners. Executive Chef Laurent Géroli has created pre-theatre menus to complement the upcoming show at The Kentucky Opera. For "Hansel and Gretel" on Friday, November 20, Chef Géroli brings German flair to the plate. The cost is $34 per person. Tax and gratuity are additional. Seating is available from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. Due to limited space, reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling (502) 736 - 2996. To make the evening complete, let The Brown Hotel take care of all of the arrangements. The "Night at The Opera" package includes a deluxe room overnight accommodation, pre-theatre dinner for two in the exquisite English Grill, complimentary valet parking and two tickets to the Kentucy Opera. Packages are available starting at $399 plus tax. For those who already have tickets to the show, room packages on each of these evenings start at $209 plus tax, including dinner and valet parking. Reservations may be made by calling (888) 888-5252, or by visiting our package reservation page. J. Graham's Café will also feature a themed brunch and November 22 to celebrate the operas as well. Choose from delectable dishes such as Hot Brown Quiche; Goat Cheese Omelet; or Toasted Brioche Sandwich with egg, cheddar and bacon. Brunch is $17 per person. Tax and gratuity are additional. Seating times are 11:30am to 12:30pm. To make reservations for brunch, call (502) 583-1234 ext 7157. Holday Cooking Classes Learn how to perfect your favorite holiday dishes this fall at The Brown Hotel! Hosted by The Brown Hotel's Executive Chef Laurent Géroli, two classes are offered before Thanksgiving, on November 6 and November 12. Two classes will be offered in December, on the 4th and the 10th, which will inspire your Christmas feasts. In class, students will get to feast as Chef Géroli creates flavorful dishes and shares his tips and techniques. Classes begin at 7 p.m. and cost $75 per person, plus tax. Each class is limited to 12 people. To save a seat, please call (502) 583-1234, extension 7166. Make a night of it with a cooking class package that includes the class/demonstration for two people, deluxe overnight accommodations on a Club floor and valet parking. Club Floor guests enjoy access to the Club Lounge, which features complimentary continental breakfast, afternoon snacks, and complimentary hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer and soft drinks in the evening. The cost is $299 per couple. Tax is additional. Friday, October 23, 2009 - Progressive Beer Dinner Redefine your concept of Bar - Hopping this fall! Avoid the elements of weather and take your bar hopping indoors at The Brown Hotel's "Progressive Beer Dinner." Held on Friday October 23, this crawl-inspired experience will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. The three-course dinner will start at 7:30 p.m. with guests relocating to a new part of the hotel for each course. The cost of the event is $49 per person plus tax and gratuity. Space at this event is extremely limited and reservations are required. To reserve your spot, please call Neal Ward at 502-736-2998. English Grill manager Neal Ward and Brown Hotel Executive Chef Laurent Géroli, along with Ken Lee and Jeremy Markle from Alltech's Lexington Brewing Company are the masterminds behind this unique culinary evening. They will be on hand to discuss the beer and cuisine and introduce the Bluegrass Sundown, a bourbon coffee drink created by Alltech's Master Distillers in England, Ireland, and the US over the past four years. Lively Irish entertainment by Lisa and Ray Weaver will also be provided at each of the dining stations. Proud official beer sponsor of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Alltech's Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company has been making a name for itself since its launch in 2000. The proud creator of Kentucky's Triple Crown Beers, Kentucky Ale, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Kentucky Light, and now Bluegrass Sundown, it's no wonder Alltech has been nationally recognized at alcohol tasting events such as the Great American Beerfest and the Annual Taste of the Bluegrass festival. For more information on Lexington's only locally-brewed beers, please visit the Alltech Brewing and Distilling Company online at www.kentuckyale.com Thursday, October 15, 2009 - Wine Dinner Featuring the Wines of Chateau St. Jean Taste the wines of Wine Enthusiast's 2008 Wine Maker of the Year at The English Grill. On Thursday, October 15, The Brown Hotel's Executive Chef Larent Géroli will welcome Jerry Comfort from Foster's Wine Estates Americas to present the wines of Chateau St. Jean. Each wine will be paired to four courses. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7:15 p.m. The cost of the evening is $79 plus tax and grautity. There is limited seating for this event, so reservations are required and can be made by calling Neal Ward, manager of The English Grill at 502-736-2998. Located in Sonoma, Chateau St. Jean is known for having consistent quality in their wines. It is also home to Margo Van Staaveren, winner of Wine Enthusiast's 2008 Winemaker of the Year award. Jerry Comfort is the senior manager of the wine education for Foster's Wine Estates Americas, the parent company of Cheateau St. Jean. He is responsible for creating and executing wine and food education programs for Foster's Wine Estates sales and marketing teams, the winery sites, trade customers, press and consumers. Cheateau St. Jean, with its gracious style, elegant architecture and inviting gardens and tasting rooms, is the quintessential Sonoma winery. The winemaking estate is located at the foot fo Sugarloaf Ridge in the Sonoma Valley near Kenwood, California. Founded in 1973, Cheateau St. Jean has long been recognized as a leader in Vineyard Designated wines. Winemaker Margo Van Staaveren uses her nearly 30 years of vineyard and winemaking expertise with Chateau St. Jean to highlight the best of each vineyard in the wines. The Brown Hotel Celebrates National Bourbon Heritage Month $8 Bourbon-Inspired Appetizers and Cocktails Now Available Throughout the Month of September! - If there is one thing Kentucky is known for, it's bourbon. During September, the legendary Brown Hotel will celebrate National Bourbon Heritage month with a selection of appetizers and cocktails paying homage to this true American spirit. These special bourbon-inspired creations are available at the Lobby Bar in The Brown Hotel daily in September for just $8 each. Discover the versatile and rich flavors of bourbon in appetizers such as Country Ham and Sweet Potato Risotto with Four Roses small batch bourbon; Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Woodford Reserve corn beurre blanc; Chicken Skewers with Maker's Mark and pomegranate; and Buffalo Croquettes served with Elijah Craig whole grain mustard. For those preferring to sip their bourbon, make sure to try one of our new cocktails. The Debate, which is served on the rocks, is made using either Maker's Mark or Woodford Reserve, Buttershots, apple juice and a cinnamon stick. Try a bourbon martini like the Smoked Chocolate with Elijah Craig 12-year, Créme de Cacao and a chocolate stick or The Italian Rose with Four Roses Small Batch, Dumante Italian Pistachio Liquor, caramel and Sprite. The Lobby Bar is located in the award-winning lobby of the historic Brown Hotel in downtown Louisville. It is open daily from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., serving a variety of cocktails and a menu with lighter fare. A pianist provides live entertainment every Thursday and Friday evening. The Gallery at The Brown Hotel Opens new Exhibition The Gallery at The Brown Hotel is hosting a reception on Thursday, September 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. to celebrate the new "Inspired by Louisville" exhibition showcasing eight local artists. The show will run until Thursday, November 5 and feature Plein Aire inspired landscapes, landmarks and cityscapes painted by the artist group partially, if not entirely on site. The exhibition will showcase three paintings from each artist in the group, with 24 paintings in total. Their art is a product of their quest for beauty and inspiration right here in town. The group has painted together, finding scenes that inspired them and setting up their easels to capture them. Among the featured artists are: Thomas William Foerster, Sally LaBaugh, Lynn Dunbar, John Michael Carter, Pamela Stockard, Jenni Deamer, Catherine Bryant and Suzanne Dougherty. The Gallery at The Brown Hotel features local artists quarterly to bring awareness to Louisville's visual arts scene. It is located on the first floor of the hotel. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. For more information about this event, please contact Katie Bennett at 502-583-1234. Chow Down with Four-Star Chefs-Home of the Innocents' Fourth Annaul Big Ol' Backyard BBQ August 29, 2009 at 5:30pm - Get ready to roll up your sleeves and tuck in your napkin. Get ready to enjoy a buffet of savory barbeque, gourmet side dishes and desserts galore. In addition to the scrumptious food, this fun event will feature live music by The Remedy, hayrides, inflatables, cornhtel games, face painting, balloons, arts and crafts, a full children's playground (with a climbing wall), and more! This special fundraising event provides fun for the entire family, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the children at the Home of the Innocents. Tickets are $50 per person; $30 for students, seniors, military, police, fire & EMS workers. Kids 12 & under FREE. To order tickets, call 502-596-1025 or visit www.backyardbbq2009.com. This event is sponsored by JBS Swift, DD Williamson, Stites & Harbison, The Brown Hotel, Allgeier Company, Sullivan Cozart, PayChoice, Walker Mechanical Contractors, Cardinal Industrial Insulation Co., Inc., Estes Public Relations, Sysco, Derby-Pie ® , Gordon Food Service, Creation Gardens and Consumers Choice. This unique and family-friendly event brings together some of Louisville's top chefs, including Host Chef Laurent Géroli (The Brown Hotel), Michael Paley (Proof on Main), Shawn Ward (Jack Fry's), Anthony Luziak (Ruth's Chris), and Dallas McGarity (Z's Fusion). The English Grill Elevates Its Acclaimed Chef's Table with an Evening of Pure Japanese Luxury The Brown Hotel Executive Chef Laurent Géroli Hosts an Elegant Chef's Table Featuring Grade 5 Kobe Rib- Eye The English Grill's Chef's table, once named by Forbestraveler.com as one of the top ten in the country, will offer a rare evening featuring authentic Japanese Kobe beef on Friday, September 4. The Brown Hotel's Executive Chef Laurent Gérol iwill present this exclusive experience for one night only, bringing in a special selection of grade 5 Kobe beef, each course paired with great wines from the eastern hemisphere. The three course chef's table event will begin at 7pm and the cost is $295 per person. Tax and gratuity are additional. The chef's table seats only 12 people, so due to limited space, reservations are required. Please call Neal Ward at (502)736-2998 to reserve a spot at this unique culinary experience. "Japanese Kobe beef is the ultimate in true indulgence," said Géroli. "I am throwing caution to the wind and designing a chic evening inspired by Japanese culinary traditions." Bring Your Singing Voice to The Brown Hotel for Classic Piano Entertainment Terra D’oro Wines and Signature Cocktail Specials Available During Piano Bar Hours The Brown Hotel, Louisville’s classic destination for hospitality, food and fun, invites you to bring your singing voice to the lobby bar for weekly piano entertainment that features tapas and specially priced signature cocktails and Terra D’Oro wines. The historic lobby will pay homage to the elegant piano bars of a bygone era on Thursdays and Fridays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., with professional pianist Sue Ann Stone playing Broadway and jazz era hits. During these hours, the bar will offer Terra d’Oro wines for $5 per glass and half-priced signature cocktails. Announcing an Exciting Summer Adventure Featuring Terra d'Oro Wines and Tapas The Lobby Bar at The Brown Hotel is presenting an exciting summer of Terra d'Oro wines and savory tapas plates to celebrate the warm weather. Drop by to enjoy special by-the-glass prices of Terra d'Oro wines, and snack on such delights as Pancetta Wrapped Shrimp with Roasted Capsicum & Basil. For more information about Terra d'Oro wines, and a selection of tapas offerings, contact Neal Ward at 502-583-1234, or by e- mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Summer Greetings from English Grill Chef Edoardo Bacci and Manager Neal Ward Enjoy the summer days of July and then come to the English Grill to relax and be pampered in air conditioned comfort for dinner. During the month of July, purchase any entrée and receive a dessert of your choice with our compliments. We will also be offering our Terra d'Oro wines by the bottle at half-price, only $18, which include a Rosé, Zinfandel, Barbera and Sangiovese. Here are our current summer dinner and dessert menus as well. We look forward to taking great care of you. You may make your reservations via our Sales office at 502-583-1234, extension 7108 or by calling Neal Ward at 502-736-2998. The Brown Hotel Celebrates the Summer With an Evening Showcasing Local Capriole Cheese and French Wine Pairings Friday, June 19, 2009 - Chef Laurent Géroli Welcomes Renowned Cheesemaker Judy Schad and Wine Expert David Dubou to the Historic Hotel - Capriole goat cheese has won numerous awards for its outstanding flavor and craftsmanship, and on Friday, June 19, The Brown Hotel's executive chef Laurent Géroli will serve a five-course dinner showcasing several farm-fresh varieties. The event begins with a meet and greet at 7:00 p.m., and dinner will follow at 7:30 p.m. Judy Schad will be on hand to discuss her cheeses, and Vintner Select's David Dubou will pair each of the five goat cheese-laden courses with French wine. The dinner is $85 plus tax and gratuity. The Brown Hotel is also offering a special room package which includes dinner for two, Club room accommodations, valet parking, and gratuity for just $369 plus taxes. Gallery at The Brown Hosts Jamie Corum Equine Exhibit in Time for Derby As people start eyeing Derby contenders, Gallery at The Brown has a show of horses that is all winners. Local artist Jamie Corum will return to the gallery in The Brown Hotel to showcase traditional style and realistic equine images. The opening reception is Friday, April 24 with a wine and cheese reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit will run through Friday, June 5. Both the reception and show are open to the public and free. The Brown Hotel Offers Two Brunches This Mother’s Day! Show Mom just how much you love her this Mother’s Day with brunch at the luxurious Brown Hotel. This year the legendary hotel is offering brunch in both J. Graham’s Café and The English Grill on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10. To make a reservation at The English Grill call (502) 736-2998 For J. Graham’s, call (502) 583-1234, Extension 7225. For a casual but elegant brunch, celebrate with mom at J. Graham’s Café. The cost is $29 per person; $15 for children ages 4-12; and free for children under four. Seating is available at 11:30/11:45 a.m. and at 1:15/1:30 p.m. The brunch buffet includes a variety of entrée selections, seasonal salads, fruits and side dishes, a waffle and omelet station and delectable desserts. Tax and gratuity are additional. The English Grill is offering a more formal Mother’s Day brunch, with reservations at noon, 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. This sophisticated dining option will begin with an appetizer buffet in the opulent lobby. Afterwards, guests will enjoy a plated entrée choice of filet mignon, lemon crusted halibut or roasted Amish chicken prepared by The Brown’s executive chef Laurent Géroli and served in The English Grill. For the grand finale, several decadent desserts will be served including peach crumble and hazelnut opera cake. The price is $49 per person plus tax and a 20 percent gratuity charge. “It’s our philosophy here at The Brown is to give our guests the very best at all times,” said Géroli. “By providing mothers with two different dining options, we’re able to give them the high quality dishes and service they love, in a style that fits them best.” The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft invites you to our annual fundraiser, the Oaks Brunch Friday, May 1, 2009 This elegant event includes a fabulous silent auction, including many original equestrian paintings, and a spectacular display and sale of unique hats and contemporary Kentucky crafts, an original menu created just for you by The Brown Hotel Executive Chef, live music and much, much more. Hats will be on display, and for purchase in the South Lobby of The Brown Hotel through Friday Evening. The Brown Hotel offers Two Special Easter Celebrations - Sunday, April 12, 2009 English Grill -The English Grill’s Easter Lunch begins with a gorgeous appetizer buffet of assorted soups, salads, and antipasto and seafood selections. Choose from such dishes as Cauliflower Velouté, Fried Green Tomatoes, Proscuitto and Capicolo Ham, Grilled Artichokes and others. For seafood lovers, Smoked Salmon, Mussel Salad, Sushi and Shrimp Cocktail are just some of the temptations to start off your meal. After enjoying the appetizer buffet, guests will be offered an entrée selection which will be served at their table of Braised Lamb Shank, Citrus Crusted Cod or Roasted Amish Chicken. The cost is $49 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Seating times are noon, 12:30pm and 1:00pm. For reservations, please call (502) 583- 1234, extension 7166 J.Graham's Cafe - The J. Graham’s Café menu is served buffet-style and features Cream of Cauliflower and Persil Croutons soups and a selection of savory salads including White Mushrooms, Red Endive and Cherry Tomatoes with Citrus Champagne Vinaigrette. Entrée presentations such as the renowned Hot Brown Casserole and Fennel Glazed Salmon with Citrus Beurre Blanc will be available. From the carving station, Kentucky Ham will be served along with Roasted Leg of Lamb. In addition, J. Graham’s will feature omelet and waffle stations and a display of assorted breakfast pastries. Not to forget dessert, a selection of assorted cakes and mini pastries will be on hand. The cost is $29 per person, and $15 for children 4-12. Lunch is complimentary for children younger than four. Seating times are 11:30am, 11:45am, and 1:15pm and 1:30pm. For reservations, please call (502) 583-1234, extension 7225. The Brown Hotel Presents Kentucky Caught on Canvas, Plein Aire paintings by Kentucky artist Carole Logan The Gallery at The Brown Hotel is hosting a reception on Friday, March 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. to celebrate the new exhibition showcasing Louisville artist Carole Logan. The show will run until April 10 and feature Logan’s unique “sense of place” images created on location in various city spots making her one of few Plein Aire artists in the area. Logan paints all her subjects on site rather than in an art studio and enjoys working outdoors on city streets and rural areas. Louisville’s Main Street downtown has been the inspiration behind many of Logan’s paintings and is showcased in her exhibit titled “Kentucky Caught on Canvas”. Motivated by the renovation and rebirth of the street, Logan says she never gets tired of painting those great buildings and her love of the area shines through in each of her works. The Brown Hotel Hosts 5th Annual Hot Chocolate Celebration Proceeds Benefit CASA and The Home of the Innocents! Shovel your 2009 winter worries away and come celebrate Mardi Gras at The Brown Hotel’s 5th Annual Hot Chocolate Celebration. The event will occur in the elegantly decorated Brown Hotel lobby on Tuesday, February 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. Guests will be treated to a variety of gourmet hot chocolate and hors d’oeuvres created by The Brown Hotel’s executive chef Laurent Géroli and his culinary team. The cost of each cup of hot chocolate is $5 and includes a set of Mardi Gras beads. All of the proceeds will directly benefit The Home of the Innocents and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). This year’s selection of chocolate refreshments includes a twist on a classic, a taste of white vanilla and a dark chocolate treat. The sweet specialties of the evening are Caramel Milk Chocolate, featuring the smooth creamy flavor of caramel with the familiarity of milk chocolate; the White Vanilla and Honey Bourbon, sweet vanilla taste with and accent of honey bourbon; and Dark Chocolate Raspberry, a rich dark chocolate base highlighted with the taste of raspberry. Guests will be able to balance the sweet treats with savory delights, as complimentary tastes of the legendary Hot Brown will be available along with other hors d’oeuvres. An Evening With Jack Jones and The Louisville Orchestra SOLD OUT!!!!!!! This Valentine’s Day cuddle up with your sweetie for the romantic styling of Jack Jones. More than the musical genius who wrote the theme to The Love Boat, Mr. Jones brings us “Call Me Irresponsible” and “The Impossible Dream.” This package includes two $60 tickets to see Jack Jones with The Louisville Orchestra on Saturday, February 14, a Luxury King room, valet parking, a gourmet 3-course dinner in The English Grill with wine, breakfast for two in J. Graham's Cafe, and all taxes and gratuities. $549.00 Book you package here! Dinner and Ticket Packages excluding room are also available by calling Mr.Neal Ward at 502-736-2998 Thursday, January 15, 2009: Executive Chef Laurent Géroli Welcomes Chef and Cookbook Author Rick Tramonto of TRU! The Chicago Sun-Times called Rick Tramonto a “blend of mad scientist and magician in the kitchen” in a review of his popular restaurant TRU. Tramonto and his executive chef Tim Graham are helping celebrate TRU’s 10th anniversary by bringing a bit of TRU to select events and special dinners across the country starting in Louisville. On Thursday, January 15, Tramonto and Graham will join The Brown Hotel executive chef Laurent Géroli for a one-night-only dining event in The English Grill. This special dinner begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. with canapés such as Potato Cube served with crème fraîche caviar and micro beets, and Roasted Squab with cassis reduction on toasted foie gras brioche paired with Gruet Brut, New Mexico NV. Dinner follows at 7 p.m. The cost is $115 per person, and tax and 20% gratuity are additional. Tramonto will also be on hand to sign copies of his cookbook “TRU,” which will be available for purchase for $35. David DuBou, wine specialist for Vintner Select will be available to comment on the wine pairing. Reservations are required for this event and can be made by calling English Grill manager Neal Ward at 502-736-2998.