February 7, 2006

Nibbles

Valentine’s Day specialsSeveral local restaurants are preparing special menus for Valentine’s Day. Artemisia will offer a variety of appetizers, gourmet salads, entrees and desserts. Call 583-4177. Jarfi’s Bistro will celebrate the lovers’ day with “Absolutely Aphrodisiac,” a dinner featuring a range of foods thought to be aphrodisiacs. Cost is $55; call 589-5060. Finally, L&N Wine Bar and Bistro will offer a special Valentine’s Day dinner that allows diners to choose from a variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts to create their own dinner combination. Cost is $50 per person; call 897-0070. Finding a date is your problem. —Kevin Gibson  Bernheim’s Valentine’s dinnerBernheim Forest is putting a new spin on Valentine’s Day with its Twilight Dinner. For $50 a person, lovers and friends can enjoy gifts, a four-course meal and champagne toast inside the Visitor Center, then take a stroll in the park after stuffing each others’ faces. Call 955-8512 for reservations or more info. —Matt Mattingly  Grand openings at two pubs A UPS pilot got his wings and a former Kingfish CEO went pub-style this week when two new pubs celebrated grand openings. UPS Capt. Mike Duffey and his wife Debbie opened a new sports bar called Wings-N-Things today, at 2809 Hurstbourne Pkwy. (at Westport Road). It offers classic pub grub with a personal touch, from hand-cut french fries to homemade desserts. Duffey attended Guinness Pub School in Dublin, Ireland, where he learned methods for opening and operating a true pub style restaurant. (For more info, call 314-4790.) Meanwhile, MacVittie’s Grill & Pub, which opened in December, held a ribbon-cutting yesterday. Located in the former St. Matthews location of Beef O’Brady’s, MacVittie’s is owned by Ed Penziner, former CEO of Kingfish Restaurants. From beef stew and burgers to Yeager schnitzel, vegetarian and deli sandwiches, MacVittie’s will offer a variety of pub grub and, of course, a wide selection of beers and ales. Call 773-5671 to find out more. —KG