Louisville, Kentucky (February 14, 2017) – Chef John Varanese opened River House Restaurant and Raw Bar on Leap Day, February 29, 2016. To celebrate an incredible first year on the Ohio, River House will commemorate its anniversary on both Tuesday, February 28 and Wednesday, March 1. In addition to the regularly featured oysters, shrimp, crab and lobster, the raw bar will be packed with a variety of fresh fish, and diners can select their own catch to enjoy for lunch or dinner.
To add to the excitement, everyone who dines at River House between now and Monday, February 27 will receive a mystery scratch off card containing a special offer, including the chance to win a free dinner up to a $250 value! One mystery scratch off card will be given with each check, but the offer can only be revealed by a River House server and redeemed during the anniversary celebration on February 28 and March 1. Additional offers include a free River Tower or Crab Tower ($70 value), $25 off the diner’s bill, 10% off the bill up to $100 discount, a free Brussels sprout appetizer, a free fried green tomato appetizer, a free grilled oysters appetizer, and a free dessert. The mystery cards will not be valid if they have been scratched off prior to being seated at River House on February 28or March 1.
River House Restaurant and Raw Bar is also hosting a very special event on February 28at Levee, where guests can taste some of the most coveted wines from their reserve wine list. “Iconic Wines of Napa Valley” is a unique event that offers wine enthusiasts the opportunity to try high-end wines from the Napa Valley that are typically only available for purchase by the bottle, with the selected wine bottle prices ranging from $226 – $600. The cost is $98 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and includes heavy appetizers. Space is limited, and reservations can be made by calling 502-897-5000 or emailing sales@riverhouselou.
During the past year, River House was voted “Best New Restaurant in Louisville” by
Louisville Magazine readers and “Best New Restaurant” by LEO Weekly readers. Winter hours are in effect at River House, which is open 11am-10pm Sun-Thurs, 11am-11pm Fri & Sat. For more information, call (502) 897-5000.
About Owner and Chef John Varanese
Chef John Varanese is known for his culinary creativity as well as his dedication to local farmers who provide the freshest local products as showcased in many of his signature dishes. He has won numerous awards, was honored as one of the country’s top culinary talents in the premier edition of Best Chefs America, and has previously been named “Restaurateur of the Year” by the Kentucky Restaurant Association.
Chef John’s namesake restaurant, Varanese, opened in 2007, and has become known for many things, including monthly wine and bourbon dinners, live jazz concerts by notable musicians, and the creative menu comprised of the freshest local products available. Varanese is open for dinner seven days a week.
Chef Varanese opened his second and third restaurants – River House Restaurant and Raw Bar and Levee at the River House – both located in a 27,000 sq. ft. complex at 3015 River Road, in 2016. River House is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner and the menu features regional cuisine with a Southern seafood focus and a raw bar element. The Levee includes an indoor and outdoor bar, and the menu feature small plates and a robust bar program. Levee is open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday and offers a unique riverside atmosphere paired with live entertainment. For more information, visit Varanese.com, Riverhouse
Restaurant.com, or LeveeRestaurant.com.