John and Vivian Korfhage gave one of their spectacular Christmas parties again last week. As you would expect, the house on the bluffs overlooking the river was a paean to the holidays.
Vivian is a traveling, working banker during the week and has little time for fluffing up the house for the holidays. Fortunately, she has a well-known husband in the landscape and florist business who sends his elves to decorate the house.
Vivian loves modern art, and the living room is always a symphony in red to show off her favorite painting. The tree is all red ornaments and red spikes of flowers. The wide front hall is ablaze in white candles and has a huge white tree, and so it goes throughout the house.
John has many talents besides being a landscape designer. He hunts and he cooks!
His dinner featured pheasant, beef Wellington, roasted red pepper soup and chocolate and citrus dacquoise for desert.
Their guests included Janet Falk, Joey Seay, Wayne Jenkins, Diana and Bill Schmied, Sue Baughman, Pat and Winston Church, Mark Eliason, Ginger and Carl Ray, Tracy and Jonathan Blue, Janet Rupp and Martha and Larry Johnston, who were back from Ocean Reef and hunting at his place in South Carolina.
“˜FEAST for the eyes’
“A Feast for the Eyes,” the third cookbook from author David Domine, who is renowned as one of the foremost authorities on regional Kentucky cuisine, has come just in time for Christmas.
The hardcover book features 130 pages of recipes and historical information from 30 of Old Louisville’s luxurious mansions, accompanied by color photography by Robert Pieroni.
The book retails for $24.95, and it is available at www.kybooks.com and a number of Louisville bookstores and gift shops.
Check out his cornbread and sausage gravy!
CASA’s new director
CASA of the River Region has named Kathy Martin as executive director. CASA is the nonprofit that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system.
CASA board chair Laura Dausman is thrilled to have her.
“Kentucky is ranked No. 1 in child abuse cases, and with no state or local funding, there are many challenges that lie ahead,” Dausman said.
CASA is the only volunteer organization that empowers citizens as officers of the court.
You can help by volunteering or sending a cash donation. Visit www.casariverregion.org.
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A fixture in Louisville society, Carla Sue Broecker has been writing her weekly column for more than two decades.