What’s in a name?
Sometimes a lot.
I know when Ivor Chodkowski was naming his new restaurant Harvest, he was honoring the efforts of the area’s small farmers to grow healthy, nutritious, organic produce for Louisville’s store shelves and dinner tables.
But to me, the name Harvest always conjured images of red and yellow leaves, caramel apples, pumpkins. You know … harvest moon, flannel shirts, football in the park.
So it seems appropriate that, when Harvest introduces its fall menu next month, it will evoke comfy sweaters, cool nights with the windows open, autumn breezes blowing through the trees, leaves drifting to the ground.
The fall Harvest dinner menu – $35 per person, $50 with bourbon or wine pairings – will start with roasted squash soup (with bourbon-brown butter onion relish, coriander creme fraiche and fried sage) or roasted apples (with bibb, Kentucky rose and honey-bourbon vinaigrette).
Second course is a country ham-wrapped pork loin with butternut mashed potatoes, pickled peach salsa and bourbon-apple butter.
And, finally, apple-fig crostata with bourbon ice cream and vanilla caramel.
Bourbon ice cream and vanilla caramel! Can’t you just hear the halftime marching bands?
Harvest is at 624 E. Market St. Reservations can be made by calling 502-384-9090 or through OpenTable.com.
The restaurant advises that the menu is subject to change, based on availability.
Chef Coby Lee Ming uses only seasonal ingredients.