Kathy Yarmuth was really surprised when she went to The Henry Clay the other night.
She was lured downtown by her son, Aaron, to meet husband, John, for dinner. On the way, she said she had to stop by The Henry Clay to pick up something from her friend, Kathy Hensley, who had called her.
Hensley and her partner Phillip Koenig own the catering firm, The Silver Spoon, which is quartered in The Henry Clay.
As they headed to the office, a door opened and there were a group of friends singing “Happy Birthday.” She really was surprised.
Christy and Owsley Brown (fresh back from Egypt), Terri and Steve Bass, Bill Weyland, Dawn and Bob Meade, Sharon Sparrow and Ed Sigenfeld, Karen and Kenny Sales and Dana Marcum were there for the fun.
After the surprise and a few cocktails, dinner was served. Phillip had a killer Caesar salad, beef stroganoff with rice, kale greens laced with country ham, deviled eggs garnished with candied bacon and a dacquoise birthday cake to die for.
It was a fun party for one of the nicest and most low-key person in town.
“˜COMING OUT PARTY’
Barbara Lee Hood had a “Coming Out Party” for her new family member, a Cavalier King Charles puppy. This adorable pooch goes by the name of Lady Di’s Crumpets and is 9 weeks old.
“Crumpets,” wearing her tiara, was passed around to each guest and gave everyone a kiss.
She was given many gifts including a pearl necklace with a “diamond-studded” heart pendant from Lou Ellen Williams. Crumpets also received a handwritten letter from Queen Elizabeth II (eloquently composed by friend and artist Diane Duncan).
Crumpets did not last through the whole party. She got in her bed (was it queen-sized?) and immediately went to sleep amidst the chattering crowd. Enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were Shirley Topmiller, Bonnie Taylor, Linda Hyatt, Diane Duncan, Lenita Snider, Paula Brown, Alice Cash, Martha York, Robbie and Linda Stedder, Terra Long, Brenda Light, Jeanne Feguson and Roberta McWhorter.
Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar has opened on Whiskey Row at 127 W. Main St. to rave reviews from the foodies who went to try it out. It features Southern food. Mussels, barbecue, brisket, po’ boys and ribs were among the fine dishes.
They suggested that the old folks sit in the middle of the restaurant where the leather booths are nice and comfy, and it is quieter.
The restaurant is owned by Steven and Michael Ton, who also own Basa, and master sommelier and veteran restaurateur Brett Davis.
Do you know a beginner or student violinist or someone who wants to play in a Susuki class?
Fabulous Finds, the resale shop that benefits the Deaf Oral School, has been given a beautifully-restored violin. Roz Carrothers, a professional violinist and attorney, had the violin refurbished and put in tip-top condition for the shop.
Call (502) 893-3635 or stop by the shop at 2101 Frankfort Ave. It’s open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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A fixture in Louisville society, Carla Sue Broecker has been writing her weekly column for more than two decades.