Sullivan University Hosts Pop-Up Dinners

Original source: http://www.courier-journal.com/story/entertainment/dining/restaurant/2017/08/22/sullivan-university-dinner-series-tale-of-five-courses/585760001/

Looking for an ultra exclusive dining experience in Louisville?

A monthly pop-up dinner series, hosted by Sullivan University, promises to wine and dine you with a VIP experience.

“A Tale of Five Courses” will be held on the fifth day of each month and a five-course dinner will be served to only five tables.

“The goal of this is to keep it an intimate and personal experience,” said executive chef James Moran, a Sullivan graduate who came on board in November as head of Juleps Catering. “We want to execute perfectly and punch people in the face with flavor.

Moran is classically trained in French techniques but has worked in a variety of cuisines including Cajun Creole, Japanese, and Latin as well as American bistro and upscale steakhouses. He was chef de cuisine at Seviche for several years.

Moran will choose a theme each month to showcase a variety of cuisines, beginning with Korean, and some of his favorite dishes, to highlight his heritage.

On the Sept. 5 menu is bibimbap (grilled vegetable salad) with gochujang soy glaze and farm fresh egg; line-caught big eye tuna with kimchi yogurt, shiso, Yuzu apple and black garlic; pajeon (shrimp taco scallion pancake) with charred shrimp, pickled vegetable herb salad and lemon buttermilk shoyu crema; galbi (Korean-style short rib) with house kimchi, cilantro and cashew; and a sorbet trio with orange pomegranate gastrique and short bread almond crumble.

Upcoming dinner themes include local fall squash and Latin cuisine.

Just five tables, though? Why such a small event?

“Keeping it at only five tables for 30 people will keep that exclusivity we believe helps us achieve that,” Moran said. “At Juleps, we have a staff of only three and we want to be able to work one-on-one with the students assisting with the dinners which makes the learning experience so much more valuable for them.”

The event series will be held in the former Winston’s restaurant at 3101 Bardstown Road.

The dinners cost $80, or $90 with wine pairings, plus tax and tip. Tickets are available online at julepsoflouisville.com/five-courses.

For more information, check out www.facebook.com/ATaleof5Courses.

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