Relief from summer doldrums

| July 6, 2011
John Yarmuth, Terri Bass, John Shaw-Woo, Susan Long and Bill Yarmuth at the party at The Henry Clay.

John Yarmuth, Terri Bass, John Shaw-Woo, Susan Long and Bill Yarmuth at the party at The Henry Clay.

Cathy and John Yarmuth, Kathy Hensley and Phillip Koenig gave an engagement party last week at The Henry Clay in honor of Anna Bass and Christy Willingham. Christy is from California, and the wedding will be held there at Shutters on the beach in Santa Monica.

It was a fun party with people of all ages, Anna’s grandparents, Gladys and Sonny Bass, her uncle Ned, Christy’s mother came to town from California, Sarah and Jim Haynes, Carol and Bill Lomicka, Dr. Shiao Woo and John Shaw-Woo, Sonya Sagg and Herb Levine, Britt Brockman, Fran Yarmuth, Charlotte and Randy Hockensmith, Dawn and Bob Meade and Karen and Kenny Sales.

Paula Rice with Jackie, Claire and C’Allen Chauvin working at Fabulous Finds.

Paula Rice with Jackie, Claire and C’Allen Chauvin working at Fabulous Finds.


CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Such a deal! You should see all the Christmas trees and decorations at Fabulous Finds, the resale shop that benefits the Louisville Deaf Oral School! Some are funny (the flying monkeys), and some are exquisite (the golden doves), and some are a hoot (the wreaths trimmed with huge dice and decks of cards for gambling aficionados).

There are ornaments, Christmas cards, gift tags, bottle bags and tags, gift wrap, paper napkins, towels and cups and on and on.

All of the Christmas items have been marked down 50 percent, and you can take 50 percent off of everything else in the store during the sale, which is scheduled to last several more weeks.

Hap Cohan, the new general manager at Seviche, with chef/owner Anthony Lamas.

Hap Cohan, the new general manager at Seviche, with chef/owner Anthony Lamas.


Seviche

Seviche is definitely on the food map. Chef/owner Anthony Lamas is going to be featured on the new Food Network show “Extreme Chef,” combining culinary skill challenges with surprising situations. He is featured as a contestant on the “Wild Wedding Cook Off,” which airs on Thursday, Aug. 11, at 10 p.m.

On “Wild Wedding Cook Off,” it’s a special day for a bride and groom as the three chefs compete to create the perfect wedding meal in a luxurious Los Angles high-rise hotel. Starting off with surprises, host Marsh Mokhtari informs the competitors they must prepare the meal a day in advance and hands them $99 to purchase all the ingredients they need for a catered meal at the 99-cent store two miles away.

After returning and climbing dozens of flights of stairs, the chefs must prepare an appetizer for wedding guests in 20 minutes and make the meal following the age-old adage “something borrowed, something blue, something new,” using an ingredient considered lucky in countries around the world. For dessert, the chefs must make a three-tiered wedding cake out of a variety of popular snack food cakes. After one elimination, the remaining two chefs must swim across the pool, gather ingredients in the cabana and make the perfect bite in 20 minutes using caviar, figs and almonds.

The judges are Simon Majumdar, judge on “Next Iron Chef” and Spike Mendelsohn, celebrity chef and author.

Lamas was a 2010 and 2011 semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation “Best Chef Southeast” award, and Seviche was named one of the “10 great places for Latino flavor and flair” in the country by USA Today.

Seviche has just added new expanded facilities after being closed for four weeks for renovations. Lamas has added more seating and amenities to enhance your dining experience.

The newly-decorated dining room features 30 additional seats, and there is a new lounge that accommodates 30. The bar has been redesigned and updated with top-of-the line equipment, including temperature-controlled wine storage. The full menu is available in both the bar and lounge, and Lamas plans to add a menu of bocaditos, tasty Latin-style snacks. A private dining room with full audio/video capabilities is also now available for seated parties of up to 60 guests and cocktail receptions for 100

photos by CARLA SUE BROECKER | contributing photographer

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