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Eat: Country Ham Dinner With Steve Coomes, Azur

November 12, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Author Steve Coomes will bring stories of the timeless Southern tradition of country ham to a special dining event at Azur Restaurant & Patio Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. Azur chef Jeremy Ashby, inspired by recipes in Coomes’ recently released book
Country Ham: A Southern Tradition of Hogs, Salt & Smoke, has created a four-course menu highlighting the Kentucky delicacy. An avid cook of cured meats, Ashby will prepare some of world’s best aged pork while Coomes gives diners the rub on the regional history of country ham and its ascent from blue-collar staple to fine dining feature. For more information or to make reservations, call (859) 296-1007.

The country ham dinner menu includes:

First Course
Sautéed chicken livers with country ham, caramelized
onions, Marsala wine and sage sauce and crackling
cornbread crostini
Inspired by Volare chef Joshua Moore’s vitello
saltimbocca with a Kentucky taste (Louisville, Ky.)

Second Course
Nashville hot-style fried quail stuffed with country
ham and cheddar with sweet and sour greens,
tomato-pepper jelly and hot fries
Inspired by The Hamery’s cheddar and ham cheese ball
(Murfreesboro, Tenn.)

Third Course
Butter-braised cabbage with smoked country ham hocks
and kimchee over potato-Gruyere puree and
caraway-dusted chicharron
Inspired by Harper’s Country Ham’s ham hocks and
cabbage dinner (Clinton, Ky.)

Fourth Course
Sweet and savory country ham-infused ice cream with
sweet potato biscuits, sorghum and roasted apple caramel
Inspired by chef John Varanese’s sweet potato
biscuits (Louisville, Ky.) and Feast BBQ chef Ryan
Roger’s country ham ice cream (New Albany, Ind.)”


November 12, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Lexington, KY 40513 United States
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