Mar 7, 2006 at 6:38 pm

Taste of Kentucky
A Taste of Kentucky will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Friday, March 10, by giving away free gifts and food at both its Louisville locations, in the Mall St. Matthews and at Village Square Shopping Center in Middletown, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Even better, everything in the store will be 25 percent off that day — and each week following, A Taste of Kentucky will offer one of its most popular items for 25 percent off the retail price. This promotion will include items like Kern’s Kitchen Derby-Pie, Maker’s Mark Sauce, Modjeskas and Julep Cups. For more info, call 244-3355 or visit
—Kevin Gibson

Death By Chocolate
English Grill chefs Joe Castro and Brian Logsdon, along with the Kentucky Chapter of the American Institute of Wine and Food, are having a chocolate tasting tour Saturday, March 11, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The chefs will guide tasters through a “Death By Chocolate Buffet” that will feature types of dark, milk and white chocolates. Some of the samples include dark chocolate bread pudding, milk chocolate ice cream, chocolate biscotti, flourless chocolate torte and the English Grill’s signature flaming dessert, the Chocolate Striptease. A light lunch will be provided afterward. Cost is $32 for AIWF members and $42 for non-members. Call 593-6734 for more info. —KG

‘Uncorked’ wine tasting
The online group Louisville Uncorked is hosting its annual inaugural spring wine tasting next Wednesday (March 15) that will benefit the Council on Mental Retardation. Each person (or team of three) is encouraged to bring three bottles of the same wine. The top five winners whose wine tastes the best will get to split the unopened bottles. Sounds like a great way to raise some funds —  and have a party. There’s a $10 suggested donation, and it’s held at Glassworks, 815 W. Market. E-mail [email protected] for more info.
—Tytianna Wells