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Chef John Varanese Louisville Kentucky

Chef John Varanese

Varanese Restaurant is an eclectic Mediterranean style restaurant in the Historic Clifton neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky opened by Chef John Varanese in 2007. Fresh ingredients, prepared with a creative flair and a culturally diverse menu and a Varanese’s eclectic menu boasts an array of options from stuffed grape leaves, and fried green tomato salad, to the Maker’s Mark Bourbon Barrel Smoked Pork shown in the video below. In addition, a bar with an excellent selection of Bourbons, fine wine and spirits. Bartender Rory McCollister’s creations have won cocktail competitions like the Four Roses Julep Contest.

BourbonBlog.com recommends Varanese Restaurant highly! We have filmed the videos below and held mixology creation sessions at Varanese with  BourbonBlog.com mixologist Stephen Dennison. Whiskey Selection below that. Special thanks to Dave Allen, John Varanese and all the staff at Varanese for their hospitality!

Varanese Restaurant , 2106 Frankfort Avenue  Louisville, KY 40206


Bourbon Selection

Bakers
Basil Hayden
Blanton’s
Bookers
Buffalo Trace
Elijah Craig 12
Elijah Craig 18
Evan Williams Single Barrel
Four Roses Single Barrel
Four Roses Small Batch
Jefferson Reserve
Jim Beam
Knob Creek
Maker’s Mark
Noah’s Mill
Old Forester
Ridgemont Reserve
Rowan’s Creek 18
Russell’s Reserve
Wathen’s
Van Winkle 20
Van Winkle 12
Wild Turkey 101
Woodford Reserve

Rye Whiskey Selection
Old Overholt
Sazerac
Van Winkle


American Whiskey

Jack Daniels
Jack Daniels Single Barrel
Gentleman Jack


Irish Whiskey

Canadian Club
Crown Royal
Crown Royal XR
Seagrams 7
Seagrams VO

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