Danielle’s opens March 1
Former Park Place on Main chef Allan Rosenberg will open his own restaurant, Danielle’s, beginning with dinner on Wednesday. Rosenberg, 28, who learned under Anoosh Shariat and New York chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Daniel Boulud, said the restaurant concept is casual elegance, featuring classic gourmet American fare and an extensive American wine list. Danielle’s is located at 2206 Frankfort Ave.; dinner hours are 5-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 5-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Sunday brunch is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info, call 893-7677. —Kevin Gibson
Toad Hollow owner at L&N
Todd Williams, owner and vintner of Toad Hollow Vineyards in Sonoma, Calif., will lead a wine-tasting dinner at L&N Wine Bar and Bistro on Thursday. Williams will discuss eight different Toad Hollow wines during the four-course dinner, which will feature a variety of entrees for pairing — from pan-seared scallops to grilled flank steak. Williams, who is the brother of actor and comedian Robin Williams, is known as one of the most colorful personalities in the wine industry. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $65 per person and space is limited. For reservations, call 897-0070. —KG
Oscar’s Bar and Grill (formerly Oscar Brown’s), along with the Louisville Cinema Society, hosts “The Oscars at Oscar’s Party” Sunday, March 5, starting at 6 p.m. Come dressed to the nines and ready for a red-carpet entrance. A contest for best formally dressed male and female, in addition to free appetizers and Oscar-themed food and drink, should keep you busy. Admission is $10. For more info, call 429-0443.
Bearno’s by the Bridge also hosts its own Oscar shindig, Sunday from 7-11 p.m. Drink specials include $1.75 Miller High Life, cosmopolitans and “Black-Tie Bombs.” Just for the occasion, Bearno’s kicks in free popcorn, trivia and contests to occupy anxious fans. Feel free to dress up like your favorite star. And we hear the pizza’s pretty good. Call 819-7437 for more info. —Matt Mattingly